Scott Jurek

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
  • North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

  • 2,200 miles.
    47 days.
    One remarkable journey.

    In July 2015, ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek smashed the world record for running the Appalachian Trail, the sprawling mountain path that runs nearly the entire length of the United States. For nearly seven weeks straight, Jurek battled the elements to run, hike and stumble 50 miles every single day.

    A tale of mind-boggling physical exertion, pressure and endurance, North reveals the extraordinary lengths to which we can push our bodies and our minds.

    Instant New York Times Bestseller
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    ‘Pure suspense, adventure, and inspiration . . . His story of plunging into the wilderness in pursuit of a dream is both heartwrenching and spellbinding.’ Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run

    ‘Probably America’s greatest ever ultrarunner.’
    Guardian

    ‘Scott Jurek’s record-setting journey on the Appalachian Trail was the most punishing, most demanding, most gruelling feat I’ve ever personally witnessed . . . An immersive and engaging book.’ Aron Ralston, author of 127 Hours

    ‘I’m a huge fan . . . North is tremendous.’
    Vassos Alexander, BBC Radio 2

    ‘Undoubtedly the greatest ultrarunner of his generation.’
    Independent

Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion. He is the New York Times bestselling author of a memoir, Eat & Run, which was translated into twenty-five languages, and is one of the key characters in the global bestseller Born to Run. Jurek has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events – including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He and his wife Jenny live near the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.