Two brothers published a book stuffed with photos of the passion, suffering, and victory that make up ultrarunning.
Photographer Alexis Berg and journalist and ultrarunner Frederic Berg explore the sport of ultrarunning in Grand Trail: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing, which came out last month. Through 13 of the world's most grueling ultra courses and interviews with eight of the sport's most famous athletes, the Berg brothers break down the history, training, personalities, and trails that drive ultrarunning. Flip through Western States, Hardrock, and more, and read about what it's like for Anna Frost to live out of a suitcase and Scott Jurek's childhood in Minnesota. "[Ultrarunning offers] the possibility of an inner journey to the limits of mind and body, achieving more than you ever thought possible," says Jurek in the book.
Here's a sneak peek:
Republished with permission of VeloPress from 'GRAND TRAIL: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing.' See more at velopress.com/grandtrail.