Columbus, Ohio (PressExposure) April 01, 2008 -- New Book tells the inspiring true story of a veteran runner who sacrificed his job to complete fifty-two marathons within a yearâs time
In today's world where seemingly impossible acts of physical feats that defy man's limitations are becoming common place, veteran runner Karl Gruber set the bar high years ago. When the Dean Karnarzes of the world run their mass number of marathons, Gruber and a small number of other runners raised the standards of marathoning and ultra marathoning years before. An inspiring true story of dedication, sacrifice and fitness is all set to begin as Xlibris proudly announces the release of his new book Running for their Lives.
The text tells the story of Gruber who left his home and job to travel across North America and participated in fifty-two grueling marathons within fifty-two weeks. Calling the tour a âSuper Run for the Cureâ, the author did it all to raise money and awareness regarding leukemia research. From TV to radio and print media interviews, Gruber worked tirelessly and religiously to inspire as many people as he could.
Deep from the core, Running for their Lives is not just about sports or fitness. It is a true testament about overcoming great odds to accomplishing something significant and at the same time it emphasizes that believing in your dreams and helping others are worthy objectives to achieve. Through Gruberâs experiences, readers will learn that the true strength of the human spirit is real and can be achieved.
"Karlâs daunting task of toeing the marathon start line 52 times in a year were filled with trials and tribulations that canât be measured in miles. His incredible journey has touched many lives making the blisters, tears and crazy travel worth every step," --- Bart Yasso of Runner's World Magazine.
Be inspired to make a difference by ordering a copy of Running for their Lives online at Xlibris.com or at your local bookstore!
About the Author A veteran runner, Karl W. Gruber participated in over seventy marathons and currently works full-time in a running specialty store. He is also a running coach. The author is one of a scarce few men in the world to complete running fifty-two marathons within fifty-two weeks.
Running for their Lives * by Karl W. Gruber The story of how one man ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks to help cure leukemia! Publication Date: On Sale Now! Trade Paperback; $20.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4257-5027-5 Cloth Hardback; $30.99; 169 pages; 978-1-4257-5029-9
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