By Dean Karnazes
In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours instantly from Athens to Sparta to hunt assist in protecting Athens from a Persian invasion. He was once hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one in every of maximum actual accomplishments in history.
Dean Karnazes honours this fulfillment and his personal Greek background via trying this old trip nowa days. His account of working the gruelling Spartathlon, fuelled in basic terms through the figs, olives and meats on hand to Pheidippides, will captivate even the main sedentary readers.
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The Road to Sparta: Running in the Footsteps of the Original Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes