Why Run 153 Miles? Ultra Runner Scott Jurek
Scott Jurek is one of the world’s top ultrarunners and author of the memoir, Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.
Scott is one of very few elite vegan athletes. While the predominant thinking is that athletes can only get the nutrients they require by eating animal protein, Scott’s success speaks to the opposite; on this diet, he’s won all the major races that are 100+ miles and shattered all kinds of records. (He currently holds the US record for the most consecutive miles run in 24 hours: 165.7 miles!) As a trained physical therapist, he’s made special note of the connection between his diet and wellbeing. Eat & Run is equal parts memoir, inspirational tale, and food book, and Scott discusses:
• his childhood in poor, rural Minnesota and how he became a runner completely by chance after hating it while young;
You can join Scott for a fun run starting at 6:30 tonight at Fit Right, 2258 NW Raleight St., or meet him at his book sgining event at Powell's at 7:30 pm located 1005 W Burnside.