• Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Scott Jurek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (449 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force - and darling - in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. 

Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile "jaunt" through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours - 6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the best seller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so.   

In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career - as an elite athlete and a vegan - and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott's story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. 

Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice - including his own favorite plant-based recipes - Eat and Run will motivate everyone to "go the distance", whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2012 Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Compelling story behind Jurek

If you have ever heard of Scott Jurek, either through David Goggins or through reading Ultra-marathon material, this is definitely worth the time. Doesn’t matter if you run or not, Jurek’s life is a relatable one and has you look at life in a different way, just through his insight from running. His story is compelling enough to go for a run, a primal run; a run with no goal, JUST TO RUN. He comes off as honest and authentic. His narration is smooth and matches the essence of his story. It has also has me deeply considering to do an Ultra. **He gives advice and insight, along with easy recipes. I’ve made about half of them and they are delicious! This book and Can’t Hurt Me are a great pair to have to re-engineer a stronger mindset.

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Very inspiring!


Excellent book to follow born to run. Very inspirational. Writing this while running my first half Marathon... happy running!

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great read after Born to run

awesome books thank you so much for all the great advice. had a really hard time with a sharp s's throughout the book some sections I actually had to skip through.

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inspirational

Great story about an amazing life lived by an extraordinary man. At 51 I now want to run again. Great accompaniment to Born To Run.

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I loved it!

It was a great insight into an inspiring man. Thank you for sharing! I loved listening to Scott read it. I can't wait to try the recipes.

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Friend of the Mountain Goat

This book was absolutely eye-opening.
I have fallen in love with running in a completely different way.
I have my very own Mountain Goat that has taught me to push beyond what I believe myself to be capable of. For that I am forever greatful.

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Inspiring

I enjoyed and was inspired by Scott’s persistence, endurance, and vegan lifestyle. Would recommend listening to this audio book, especially while on a run.

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Inspiring

Definitely worth a listen! Interesting reflection on the human experience through the lens of incredible feats of physical determination.

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story>cookbook

didn't care for the recipes but the story was still worthwhile to listen to, Scott lived an interesting life

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Amazing !

I absolutely loved this book. I will be listening to it again. Thank you scott!