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Bloomsbury Sport

Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

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Title: Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness
Author: Markus Torgeby
ISBN: 9781472954978
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Published: 2018
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:

As a teenager, Markus Torgeby turned out to be a very talented long-distance runner. It didn't take long before he was discovered by an enthusiastic coach who set very high goals. However, while Markus performed brilliantly in training, during competitions he often failed inexplicably.

The pressure of competition alongside the strain of caring for his MS-suffering mother took its toll, and when an injury put an end to Markus's running career, he lost his foothold in life. At just 20 years old, Markus moved to one of the most isolated and cold regions of northern Sweden. There he lived as a recluse for four years staying in a tent and braving the harsh Scandinavian winters. And he ran. His time alone would prove to be more than an escape and was in fact a search for a direction in life.

The Runner is a unique and powerful book: a portrait of an extraordinary man as well as a fascinating exploration of running and personal wellbeing.