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  • Run to Overcome

  • The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream
  • By: Meb Keflezighi, Dick Patrick
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Meb Keflezighi is all about hope and second chances—starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile. So how did he end up an A student, one of the most celebrated and respected athletes of his generation, and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 11-05-14

Encouraging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-15

Most memorable moments were Meb's early years in Eritrea, the moment when he realized running could be a career and the exemplary faith and strength of his family.
I recommend this book.

  • My Life on the Run

  • The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon
  • By: Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races on all seven continents. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, Yasso tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance, such as 5-K, 10-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules, including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fair running book, but there's better out there

  • By Mark on 05-20-15

Fun and funny.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Enjoyable to get a view into the running life of one of my favorite Runners World writers. This made me appreciate my ability to run and want to go the extra mile.I also liked the plug for the most fun, scenic, must do, ect...runs and marathons.
The narrator was fluid and easy to understand. A good read. I would recommend this book.

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  • A Life Without Limits

  • By: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I just can't take it anymore!!

  • By Terry B. on 06-16-16

Inspiring and honest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Excellent book filled with honest emotions and insight into what a triathelete endures.
I loved the quote from Kipling.
The reader, Imogen Church was so fluid and easy to listen to.
I would definitely recommend this book to athletes and to anyone looking to be changed in a positive way.