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Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits
4.7 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews
Why do some people risk their lives regularly by placing themselves in extreme and challenging situations? For some, such as astronauts, the extreme environments are part of the job. For others, they involve the thrill and competition of extreme spor...
Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim
By HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
4.1 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
"It's a meditative act," they said. But it's far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley when yet another wave slams into her face. It's survival. When she laced up her shoes in Running Like a Girl, all she had to do to become a runner was to get out...
One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits
4.2 out of 5 stars with 265 reviews
One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America's greatest freediver. Competitive freediving - a sport built on diving as deep as possible on a single ...
By StartSomething Creative Business Solutions
4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and to bring about change. Five years later, the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grand...
By HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
4.1 out of 5 stars with 221 reviews
The Vendée Globe, a grueling four-month sail around the world, traveling through the wild waters of the Southern Ocean, is the most demanding and dangerous sailing race on the planet. In November 1996, 14 men and 2 women competitors set out on this ...
Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run: From Common Man to Ironman
4.5 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Shortlisted for Best New Writer of the Year - The British Sports Book Awards 2012
This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a nine-to-five job a...
Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
4.4 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews
In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man, world-renowned ultra marathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail; Karnazes runs for days on end without rest, across some of the most exoti...
Into the Furnace: How a 135 Mile Run Across Death Valley Set My Soul on Fire
4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
When life turns up the heat, you have two choices. You can bend and break, or you can step boldly into the furnace and let your soul catch fire.
Into The Furnace explores the inner workings of bravery, hope, and passion. These themes are framed agai...
Catching the Sky
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews
A transcendent story about risk and the pursuit of happiness, family, and the bond between brothers.
Dust and prairie were abundant on the Texas Panhandle, the land that gave birth to generations of Moores. But instead of working the land or the ca...
Ultramarathon Man: Confession of an All-Night Runner
4.2 out of 5 stars with 278 reviews
Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada....
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures from the Back of the Pack
4.6 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer.
In Nowhere Near First, Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father's suicide at ...
Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight
4.3 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews
Human flight is one of the last great challenges on Earth. Not like how the Wright brothers flew, but how we fly in our dreams. This is the goal of the Wingsuit Landing Project: to soar through the sky at speeds up to 100 miles per hour and to land w...
Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
4.7 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner's life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners - those running distances of 50k (31 mil...
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
4.2 out of 5 stars with 135 reviews
In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athlete...
Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair
4.0 out of 5 stars with 202 reviews
From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction
It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-'70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one o...
Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight
ean: 9781467686464, isbn: 1467686468,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews
PEN / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing (2015 LONGLIST)“[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.” --Da...
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