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Feature Book Of The Week ; Running to Leadville; Life, Love, Loss and a 100 Mile Ultra Marathon Through The Colorado Rockies
Author: Brian Burk
A Ultra-marathon runner .Brian Burk believes if you can’t win the race at least run in an epic fashion.
Born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania he is presently living and working out of North Carolina and Virginia. Prior to his present position he retired after 20 years from the United States Air Force as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer (SMSgt). His travels had him living in five states, two tours overseas including a remote assignment to Thule, Greenland and a combat tour in Northern Iraq.
Running to Leadville is his first novel although he has been published in national running publications, and running blogs.
Running to Leadville_is a story about a runner who finds himself and his love of running, only to lose nearly everything. The story captures the connection between life, love, loss and the battles within. The story also tells the tale of running away from your past and everything you’ve ever known to find yourself and your future. Running to Leadville centers around a character, a fictional High School runner, who perhaps as a result of his parents’ divorce and an absent father just doesn't fit in. Then one day during English class he meets a girl. This girl and their growing relationship help him for the first time discover who he is, uncovers his love of long distance running and exposes a hidden talent. The years after high school reshape his life in ways he never thought possible nor could have ever seen coming. During a long training run his life and his future plans take a detour as a result of a violent and terrible twist of fate
. Running to Leadville is also a story about the rigors of the ultra-endurance world. Set on the stage of one of America's toughest Ultra-Marathons, the Leadville Trail 100. This race affectionately known as the race across the sky, introduces to the reader to extreme adventure running. This race set within the high altitude terrain of the Colorado Rockies is not for the weak. It is one thing to run 100 miles, it’s another thing to stay awake for over 24 hours and it’s exponentially harder to do all of this while at altitudes above 10,000 feet. This story promises to take the readers to the highest peak of Hope Pass and the lowest of lows as doubting yourself emotionally and your ability to physically take the very next step. Mostly, Running to Leadville is a story about running the race of your life, overcoming and finding the true YOU whom may have been hiding all along. Running to Leadville is about taking back your life.
Customer Reviews :
*****Great book- excellent story and very wholesome. This book is a great example of how all you need is a good heart wrenching story that ends as a heart warming story. No violence, sex, or political crap- just a great story about love, and the love for running. Great description of an awesome but brutal race.
*****The book pulls you in right from the beginning. I had to keep reading to find out what happened. Then once sucked in it takes you from the present to the past and sets the theme for the book. Had me in tears at the end. I was concerned that the title of the book will hold it back but it makes sense after reading the story.
I am pleased to announce Running to Leadville is the newest addition in Lynne's Library. This book is an inspirational story that you won't be able to put down. Great Christmas present for yourself or someone you know who appreciates a great book.
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