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Author Karnazes, Dean, 1962- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Rodale, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.42 KAR    Available
Description xiii, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Immigrant song -- Who am I? -- Fields of fennel -- United by calves -- All in -- Beyond -- Spare the horses -- Let's rock -- The Persians have landed -- Origins of a classic -- Toga! -- Coming home -- Welcome to Greece -- Village in the hills -- Giver of the watermelon -- Sign me up -- Hand me the controls -- For Greece, for home -- The race is on -- It's in the air -- Encounters of the ultra kind -- Stalkers -- Roll camera -- George Clooney -- Three drunk mice -- Shadows in the dark -- Go greek or go home -- The tides through which we move -- The trophy -- One more race.
Summary Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes explores his Greek ancestry and, with the help of scholars, learns about the world's first marathon. He decides to follow the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta to honor an ancient Greek runner as well as his own Greek heritage.
Subject Ultra running -- Greece.
Long-distance running -- Greece.
Karnazes, Dean, 1962-
ISBN 9781609614744 (hardback)
1609614747 (hardback)

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