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  • Dean Karnazes
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  • 09 January 2018
  • 1609614747

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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace: Dean Karnazes: 9781609614744: Amazon.com: Books The Road to Sparta is the story of themile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as toldand experiencedby ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean KarnazesInBCE, Pheidippides ran forhours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it Even now, some , years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available inBCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date This story is sure to captivate and inspirewhether you run great distances or not at all


About the Author: Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes, a New York Times bestselling author and an internationally recognized endurance athlete, was named by Time magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World He has competed on all seven continents, including a 350 mile run, a 135 mile ultramarathon across Death Valley, and a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees In 2006, he ran 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he completed in three hours flat He has written for Runners World and Mens Health andlives in Marin County, CA