ABOUT THE BOOK:
My Unlikely Journey to
In Eat & Run, Scott opens up about his life and career — as an elite athlete and a vegan — and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his incredible, world-spanning, record-breaking races — Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of our food as our fuel.
Chock full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, as well as fascinating science and accessible practical advice — including his own favorite plant based recipes, Eat & Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance” whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential.
PRAISE FOR EAT AND RUN:
“What a triumph — both Scott Jurek’s life and this one-of-a-kind book. I’ve seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable challenges, and thanks to this breathtakingly personal account, I finally understand how he does it. He rebuilt himself literally from the inside out, and the result is a man — and a story — unlike any other.”
– Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run
“…readers will be rewarded with lessons about persistence and the joy of running.”
“This is the inspiring story of an inspired man. Scott Jurek’s phenomenal success as an ultramarathoner demonstrates that meat and other animal foods are not necessary for optimum health, strength, and endurance. In these pages he shares his philosophy of running and eating as well as his favorite recipes — a good read!’
–Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
“Accessible and riveting…”
–Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
“[T]here is much here to interest runners of all types.”
“The surprise here isn’t that Scott Jurek knows a lot about nutrition —I especially love his “Holy Moly Guacamole” recipe. Or that he ran prodigious mileage to prepare for his many ultramarathon victories. More impressively, we discover that Jurek studied many of the great philosophers, and used their lessons to focus his running. In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”
–Amby Burfoot, winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life
“…a shockingly honest, revealing and inspiring memoir”