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Running Up That Hill

The Highs and Lows of Going That Bit Further
Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Vassos Alexander shares his insight from interviews with legends of the sport and his own gruelling but rewarding experiences of extraordinary endurance racing - including the legendary 152 mile Spartathlon, widely regarded as the world's most relentless race. Vassos dissects and explores the tenacity that propels many to keep on running and running and running....

©2018 Vassos Alexander (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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great storytelling

having the author narrate the story really added to how involved I felt with the book.
Had the book on my Amazon list for a while but really happy to have gone with the audible version

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  • Disgruntled Kindle reader
  • 08-08-18

Ignore review about robotic reading...

This is a well written, well read and massively enjoyable book that will have you reaching for your trainers...

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  • Nell
  • 03-27-18

Another great motivating and inspiring listen

Really enjoyed his first book, this one was just as good, making a plodding short distance runner like me think and want to take on more exciting adventures. I listen on my cycle commute (audio books allow me to still hear the road and traffic) and love uplifting tales to start my day.

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  • Just for Today
  • 03-27-19

So inspiring, thank you

I am shortly going to begin the couch to 5 k as a result of listening to Vassos' two books :)

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  • Hannah Bellamy
  • 12-06-18

Really inspiring!

Absolutely loved it, and I'm already planning my first trail run adventure! Wonderfully written and read - thank you!

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  • Ricard
  • 12-02-18

A great listen

Loved it from start to finish so order it you won't regret it believe me

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  • Abigail Schofield
  • 11-19-18

Entertaining, honest, inspiring.

Vassos writes with abasolute honestly about his experiences. This is done is such a human way as not to discount my own running efforts which may seem insignificant by comparison. Thank you Vassos, for sharing. Your passion is infectious and I can't wait to join you in your next adventure.

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  • Chris Wood
  • 09-26-18

loved listening to this book! So interesting.

loved listening to this book. Vassos writes and reads very well, and I love the way it jumps about to different interviews and subjects it seemed help.hazard but actually really works.

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  • Mr
  • 09-09-18

Inspirational

A wonderful book that had me lacing up my trainers again after years away from running. Vassos holds nothing back and shares the highs and lows of his running life. It is hugely entertaining and at times very moving. Thank you for sharing Vassos.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-18

Get your trainers on....

Thoroughly enjoyed this...articulates the thoughts, motivations and fears that many of us share in our various running experiences. A great listen...putting my running shoes on as I type (mentally at least).

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  • P. Ruddy
  • 03-21-18

Low audio quality at beginning

The audio quality at the beginning was awful. It improved enough to listen to the rest or I got used to it. The words were oddly clipped as if individually recorded, so I wondered if it was run through some software to remove pauses or something.

Anyway, other than the problems with the recording, I did enjoy hearing Vassos tell his own story about ultra running journeys. I had recently finished a paper copy of his previous book and it was great to hear this one. The format of his books has a bit of jumping around time wise and this is a bit harder to follow in the audio format but I was expecting it from the previous book.

He has interviews and tips from other runners which makes it feel really good value. He really makes you feel like you are there for the highs and lows and inspires me to put my trainers on and get out there as a beginning runner.

I hope hear more about his future running adventures.

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