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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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  • C A Davies
  • 19-01-19

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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  • Nell
  • 27-03-18

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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  • Ayrhead
  • 18-08-20

Awful narration at the start, gets better

Like some of the other reviewers have already mentioned, the narration at the start of this book is pretty awful. I don't know why this should be the case, given the author's radio background, If anything you'd think he'd be ideally suited to narrating the book. But there are strange pauses in the middle of sentences, unusual emphasis on certain words, and in general just a complete lack of any natural flow.

Having said that, it does gradually get better towards the end of the book. If you can gets past the poor narration at the start, then overall it is an interesting listen.

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  • Just for Today
  • 27-03-19

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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  • Abigail Schofield
  • 19-11-18

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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  • 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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  • Hannah Bellamy
  • 06-12-18

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
  • 02-12-18

A great listen

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

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  • Chris Wood
  • 26-09-18

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
  • 05-04-18

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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