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A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

©2012 Scott Jurek (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Too Preachy

While I enjoyed the aspects of the narrative, all in all Scott Jurek tends to be too preachy in his approach to tell his story of being an ultimate runner.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Sometimes you just do it

It's a humble and honest look at Jurek's continuing journey of searching and finding and doing. The recipes at the end of the book makes me wish that there should be a PDF accompanying that so that I can better try the vegetarian cooking :)

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Great narration and pretty awesome story if you want to know more about Scott.

Great story about one of the best ultra runners in the world. Goes into depth about Scotts background and how he got to where he is. Even gets pretty deep at some points. Good tid bits about living a vegan diet as well.

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Good story enjoyed the food & training perspective

really enjoyed the story and the people in it. best part was the bits about training, and the food perspective. Good motivating for continuing the struggle to eat right

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Great story - great book - but reader is...

What did you love best about Eat and Run?

Great insight into one of the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

Scott because it is about him

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reader was a bit down and negative sounding - his voice was a 'downer'

Any additional comments?

Should be a PDF for the recipes at the end of the book - for recipes you always should have the ability to see it in PDF / written form... it is too quick to cook along too verbally

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Engaging and Inspiring!

Loved the inspirational account, but I wish the recipes were included in a supplemental PDF.

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Good Journey

loved it! great story about Scotts journey - sometimes you just do things enjoy it

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Lots of information

Glad to see most of the research I've done on ultra marathons could be reaffirmed. A nice book for anyone thinking about running an ultra.

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inspiring

amazing book. what a difficult journey. very inspiring book on running, lifestyle and life itself

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really nice book

great book. great story. the recipes are good if you wanna become vegan. In total, it is a journey of ones life

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  • Gordon
  • 12-08-15

good listening

good running partner. Well narrated and enjoyed the vegetarian perspective of a top athlete. hearing of ultra runs has opened my eyes and ears to mankind's possible limits.

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  • Jamie
  • 10-22-15

Inspiring

A great listen for runners and non runners alike. It show what anybody can achieve if they just believe and commit to it. Well done Scott.

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  • 09-18-15

Pure class

What did you like most about Eat and Run?

In a way I found it difficult to change gear into the book. I was almost expecting a list of recipes and a trangz plan. What this book gave was so much more. There are many ways of assimilating but Scott gave us the best. He didn't tell people how to run, how to eat and how to think. He shows us by his own experiences. This was refreshing and totally wonderful. Not only was it an autobiography of a world champion but it was an instruction manual based on lived experience. We are not all the same, some of the things Scott does won't work for me but he explained how acquires information and why he does it, the moment when we hit the source. I haven't done ultra (yet) but I have done walkabouts with a backpack, some mountain, a tent and a water filter with myself for company and I get the purpose for which Scott runs, the reset button where upon hitting it we become ourselves. When we push past what we truly believe is impossible to the point where we are free to do anything we want. No other book I've read (so far) describes this existential come spiritual experience so well.

What did you like best about this story?

It is holistic so the book is all in one. Superficially though the photographer scene had me laughing

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The deterioration and Death of Scotts Mother got me deeply.

Any additional comments?

The only part of this experience I found distracting was I wasn't sure where the second had view (i.e. the effect of Steve's writing) impinged on the experience. I would have much preferred a warts and all bad grammar and spelling mistakes that perhaps Scott would have made and less polish. No matter its still a cracking book

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  • David
  • 09-16-15

Well written, fascinating, inspiring.

What an eloquent man. Worlds apart from your usual sports autobiography. The insight you would expect is there but it's accompanied by flowing prose and an appreciation of both history and literature. So much more than a book about running.

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  • Anna
  • 08-15-15

Amazing and inspirational

Really good book, I've already listened to it twice! It motivated me to take my training and nutrition to the next level

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  • karen
  • 08-01-15

amazing

listened to it in 2 days
loved it very motivating as I want to run an untra next year and I'm vegan to
have been told many times that vegans are weak and can not be athlete's
haha
inspiration scott jurek

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  • Kevin Scott
  • 06-05-15

Love it

If you could sum up Eat and Run in three words, what would they be?

Passion, Determination, Unbelievable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat and Run?

The relationship between Dusty and Scott especially on the Deadwood 100 when Scott was basically finished.

Which character – as performed by Quincy Dunn-Baker – was your favourite?

n/a

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Scott's difficult childhood makes it impressive achievement. That through so much personal adversity at home, he was able to simply Eat and Run!!

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  • Josh
  • 05-21-15

Sensational and informative!!!

Great audiobook well narrated and a truly inspiring story that makes my years of training feel inadequate. Also some great insights to making the switch to a plant based diet.

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  • Van Dieu
  • 04-01-15

Great listen to a fascinating character

Would you consider the audio edition of Eat and Run to be better than the print version?

Jurek is a ultra-running legend, and this book is a decent telling of his story. However it's all very deadpan and serious - no lighter moments, no laughs. Just a monotonous narrative of talent intertwined with struggle. <br/>For Jurek it is about the winning, not about the competing. This makes him less personable. I don't get people who claim that he is humble - he doesn't come across as such, although he is far from obnoxious.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat and Run?

His side of the "Born To Run" story, plus his wins at WS100.

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  • Robbie Bannon
  • 03-08-15

great book

Very easy listen. ..very intresting story about running and life's trials and tribulations and one very accomplished guy ...Hats of to Scott