50/50

  • by Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by Dean Karnazes
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.But 50/50 goes beyond the incredible story of those 50 marathons. It is a firsthand, fascinating story of what it's like to push the limits of strength under grueling conditions - and how Dean Karnazes pulled off the extraordinary.This audiobook is also packed with Dean's secrets, which runners everywhere will want to know. These include what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, how to get motivated after a really tough day, and the best diet and exercise tips to improve your own best time.Complete with Dean's practical tips on building endurance, this audiobook will appeal to marathon runners and athletes everywhere, as well as to listeners who crave an inspiring story of incredible accomplishment.

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What the Critics Say

"(He) makes the extraordinary look easy." (GQ)
"The indefatigable man." (Esquire)

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Customer Reviews

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Dodgy Audio

I downloaded this yesterday and have listened to 20 minutes of chapter 1. The audio is appalling, with a weird echo or phasing effect that makes it pretty much unlistenable.

Will be contacting audible to feed this back. I expected more, very disappointed

The star rating is for the audio quality as I've not yet been able to listen to the book!

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- Mark

there are much better running books out there

I bought this after reading the inspirational 'born to run'.

If you haven't read born to run get it instead of this.

If you have read born to run you will only be disappointed by this.

Not only does this book not deliver on the promise to reveal tips and secrets (which BTR does), but the author, who reads it himself has an annoying, whiney voice.

On top of that everything is very US centric, as though the author doesn't know there is a world outside the US. Fine if you are an American, annoying if you are not.
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- MR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2008
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio