Your essential guide to 50 of the best foot races across the globe.
From iconic half marathons and obstacle races, to prestigious marathons and brutal mountain contests, 50 Races to Run Before You Die presents these epic challenges in all of their mud, sweat and glory.
Including a range of events, from easy to expert, and travelling from Britain’s highest peaks to the unforgiving Moroccan desert, this stunningly illustrated book is the essential guide for anyone who wants to test themselves by taking on some of the world’s most celebrated and rewarding physical challenges. With each race tried, tested and finished by the author, the book features first-hand accounts of the challenges, highlights and insider tips on what to expect, plus stunning photography and race graphics, including elevation charts, finisher rates and race-specific facts for each race.
Formerly a Captain in the British Army, TOBIAS MEWS retired his commission in order to pursue a career in journalism. His work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, Runner's World, Men's Health and Triathlete's World. Tobias has tackled many of what are regarded as the toughest races in the world, from mountain bike stage-races across South Africa to iron man triathlons in Norway.
"In adventure journalist Tobias Mews' new book 50 Races to Run Before You Die, the globetrotter specs out the ultimate competitor's lifetime bucket list. The montage includes marathons, ultra marathons, iconic road races and obstacle courses all over the world - with tips for tackling each one."
'super well researched... Each page is chock-full of info, gradient profiles and useful graphics. Should keep you busy for decades.'
'a must-read book'