The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance by Ed Ayres

This is not an easy book to read.  It is dense, intellectual, philosophical, and asks a reader to examine their own beliefs, biases, and prejudices rather than just going along for the ride while the author tells a story.  It is a subtle call to action painted against the backdrop of the JFK 50 ultra-marathon.  I had to read this small book (232) pages in measured doses as there was so much to take in.  I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a book that make you feel as well as think.

Simultaneously published on Goodreads

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August 24, 2013 · 10:54 am

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