FREE READ Õ Running For Their Lives


Running For Their LivesIn two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented event a transcontinental road race across America that reuired them to run an average of miles for consecutive days Despite being separated by class education and age Peter Gavuzzi and Arthur Newton became close fr. A well researched book about two amazing endurance runners and their lifelong friendship

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Iends and formed a successful business partnership as endurance athletes They raced in mile Running For MOBI #207 relays in hour events in snowshoes and against horses and they became the stars of a craze for endurance events that swept across depression era North America and. Too many runners associate the beginning of ultramarathons with Gordon Ainsleigh’s completion of the Western States 100 mile trail ride on foot in 1974 Gordon’s accomplishment was amazing but it took place 50 years after the Arthur Newton broke the 100 mile record on the Bath to London road finishing the run in a time of 14 hours and 22 minutesNewton was the premier ultrarunner of the early 20th century He won the Comrades Marathon a 56 mile ultramarathon 5 times He now had the 100 mile record Next up the Bunion Derby – a transcontinental race across the United States from Los Angeles to New York There he met another Englishman who would become his friend for life Peter Gavuzzi Running for Their Lives is an enjoyable description of the challenges these two men faced as they attempted to make a living as professional runners Their exploits would cross countries and continents Newton and Gavuzzi would achieve amazing successes and despairing failures

SUMMARY Running For Their Lives

FREE READ Õ Running For Their Lives ñ [Reading] ➺ Running For Their Lives By Mark Whitaker – In 1928 two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented event a transcontinental road race across America that reuired them to run an average of 40 miles for 80 consecutive days Despite bein In two extraordinarThe most famous long distance runners in the world However history has forgotten these two men and in Running for Their Lives in a story peopled with remarkable characters unimaginable feats and tragic twists of fate they only now receive the recognition they so richly deser. In 1928 the first of the so called Trans Continental Road Races was held starting in Los Angeles and finishing in New YorkTaking part were Arthur Newton and Peter Gavuzzi whose largely forgotten life stories Mark Whitaker explores in fascinating detail Newton and Gavuzzi both Englishmen came from very different backgrounds yet through their running experiences forged a lifelong friendship His book also covers the reasons they fell into obscurity which is largely due to the clash of amateurism and professionalism with the governing body refusing to countenance giving either man a coaching role Whitaker ably explores what drove them on in their endeavors which is as he convincingly argues feeling ‘fully alive when running ideally alone over very great distances’