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The Resource The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes

The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes

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The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace
Title
The road to Sparta
Title remainder
reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace
Statement of responsibility
Dean Karnazes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Karnazes, Dean
Dewey number
796.42/5209495
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karnazes, Dean
  • Pheidippides
  • Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C
  • Marathon running
  • Ultra running
  • Long-distance running
Target audience
general
Label
The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781609614744
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Ownership
*
Label
The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781609614744
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Ownership
*

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