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500 Races, Routes and Adventures: A Runner's Bucket List

500 Races, Routes and Adventures: A Runner's Bucket List

by John Brewer


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500 Races, Routes and Adventures contains all the information and practical advice needed to enjoy the best and most unusual running experiences around the world—all gathered in one place, a veritable bucket list for runners. Taking an exciting journey around the world, the book details the best routes, locations, and races worth running on all seven continents (including Antarctica!).

Each run is described in vivid detail and presented alongside impressive full-color photography with route/race stats. Entries are written by running experts from around the world and categorized into type: road, trail, mountain, desert, winter, nighttime, multi-terrain, urban as well as team and relay runs in addition to novelty runs and festivals. Each entry is plotted onto continent maps as well as easy to use month-by-month race finders.

Races are indexed both by type and location, for easy navigation. Whether planning a 5k charity fun run in the local park, a first marathon, a solitary off-road mountain adventure, or an extreme round-the-world ultramarathon challenge, this information-packed, heavily illustrated book is a one-stop source of inspiration for runners at every level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789339720
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 484,235
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John Brewer is a Professor of Applied Sports Science at Buckinghamshire New University in England. An acknowledged expert in endurance running and elite sport, he is a lifetime competitive runner, has published numerous books and articles on endurance sport and sports nutrition, and is a regular contributor to Trail Running and Running Fitness magazines.

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 6

How to Use This Book 8

Month-By-Month Calendar 9

1 USA and Canada 20

2 Mexico, Central and South America 88

3 Europe 112

4 Africa and the Middle East 210

5 Asia, Australasia, and the South Pacific 240

6 Poles and Beyond 296

Biographies 313

Index 314

Picture Credits 319

Acknowledgments 320

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