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The Resource The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance, Ed Ayres, (electronic resource e-audio)

The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance, Ed Ayres, (electronic resource e-audio)

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The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance
Title
The longest race
Title remainder
a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance
Statement of responsibility
Ed Ayres
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Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First and foremost a book about running, The Longest Race takes listeners alongside ultramarathoner Ed Ayres as he prepares for, runs, and finishes the JFK fifty-mile race at a then record-breaking time for his age division-sixty and older. But for Ayres, this race was about more than just running, and the book also encompasses his musings and epiphanies along the way about possibilities for human achievement and the creation of a sustainable civilization. Looking back over a lifetime of more than fifty years of long-distance running, Ayres realizes that his running has taught him important lessons about endurance, patience, and foresight. These qualities, also hallmarks of being human, likely helped humans to survive and thrive in the evolutionary race-and, Ayres posits, they are qualities absolutely necessary to building a sustainable society. Grounding each step of his argument are vivid details from this particular race and other moments across his long running career. These experiences take us far beyond the sport, into new perspectives on our origins and future-and what it means to be a part of the human race. In the end, Ayres suggests, if we can recapture the running prowess and overall physical fitness of our "wild" ancient distance-hunting ancestors, we will also be equipped to keep our bodies, our society, and the entire world running long into the future
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Ayres, Ed
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Richard Waterhouse
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Waterhouse, Richard
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Marathon running
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance, Ed Ayres, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11024628
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780792792840
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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11024628
Publisher number
MWT11024628
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance, Ed Ayres, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11024628
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 06 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792792840
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11024628
Publisher number
MWT11024628
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MWT)MWT11024628
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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