Summary

When journalist Robert Andrew Powell finished his first marathon, he cried, cradled in his father’s arms. Long distance runners understand where those tears come from, even if there are others who will never understand what drives someone to run 26.2 consecutive miles in a grueling mental and physical test. Powell’s emotional reaction to completing the race wasn’t just about the run, though. It was also about the joy and relief of coming back up after hitting rock bottom.
Running Away is the story of how one decision can alter the course of a life. Knocked down by a painful divorce and inspired by his father, Powell decided to change his mindset and circumstances. He moved to Boulder and began running in earnest for the first time in his life. Over the 26.2 chapters that follow, Powell grapples with his past relationships, gaining insight and hard-won discipline that give him hope for the future.
©2014 Robert Andrew Powell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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4 out of 5 stars
By LakesClaire on 26-10-17

Middle aged crisis cure.

interesting story from a man whose life goes belly up! Not a training manual. Mixing with the running elite.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 29-05-17

The true grit of the Marathon and the training.

I try to listen to all the athletic endurance books. I put this off for a while but, just like running, there is someone in a running novel for all runners. We all get something out of it that is unique to ourselves. I have been on a running peak for awhile running marathons and it was great to be reminded of the reward of qualifying for Boston.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Phil on 19-06-15

Pretty good

At first I didn't like the way he was reading or wrote his book but it quickly grew on my and I enjoyed listening to his story.

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