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  • Published: 1 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781605291246
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $26.99
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Long Distance



A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found. At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier. Consulting with personal trainers, coaches, and doctors at the US Olympic Center, he followed the rigorous training regimen of a world-class athlete. Along the way, he learned to cope with his physical limitations and, when his father was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, discovered something about the real meaning of endurance. Told with his trademark intelligence, humor, and honesty, Long Distance is an insightful examination of the culture and mind-set of endurance athletes, and a moving and inspiring meditation on finding balance in our often harried lives.

  • Published: 1 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781605291246
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

About the author

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben's books include The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information and Hope, Human and Wild. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of publications. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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