Eat and Run:
My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
in conversation with CHRIS MCDOUGALL
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June 6, 2012
40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Harvard Book Store and Marathon Sports are thrilled to welcome Scott Jurek for a discussion of his new book, Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Mr. Jurek will be in conversation with Born to Run author Chris McDougall.
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. He triumphed in the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece three times. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the runaway bestseller 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 as well as 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 their food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of their own potential.
Special note: Harvard On The Move will sponsor a run with Scott Jurek at 4:30, prior to the discussion at the Brattle. The run is free, though runners must still hold a ticket to gain admission to the event at the Brattle. Runners will meet outside on the steps of the Malkin Athletic Center on 39 Holyoke Street. The running route will be centered around the Charles River pathways.
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