Runhundred Buch

Runhundred ist das Buch-Debüt von Chris Zehetleitner. Es handelt von seinen lebensverändernden Erfahrungen beim Western States Endurance Run. Das Buch ist in englischer Sprache verfasst.

RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)
RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)

RUNHUNDRED - Heart Versus Heat at Western States 100 (Book)

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Our founder Chris Z's debut book about his life-changing experience at the Western States Endurance Run. Willpower is an exclusive distribution partner for this book. Also check out our bundles.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 262 Pages
  • Release Date: 01.12.2023
  • Language: English
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What's left when there's nothing left? 

Amid scorching heat and the Sierra Nevada wilderness, Chris Zehetleitner faces a profound question during his first 100-mile ultramarathon, the Western States En- durance Run: "What's left when there's nothing left?" 

Venturing into this grueling race, Chris discovers it can't be conquered through meticulous planning or a diligent physical preparation alone. While enduring the impossible, he realizes that he has to silence his mind and run with his heart. This revelation isn’t just a turning point in the race; it transformed his entire life. 

In his debut book, Runhundred, Chris Zehetleitner fearlessly opens up his soul and outspokenly shares his innermost thoughts and emotions from this life-changing experience. With unprecedented candor and authenticity, Runhundred stands apart from typical self-congratulatory runner tales or generic guidebooks. It's a genuine, grounded account of what ultrarunning truly means. Not just as a sport, but as a deep enrichment to life itself. 

This book also pays tribute to the oldest and most iconic 100-mile ultramarathon in the world and describes this exceptional race in great detail. The Western States Endurance Run has written countless gripping stories over the decades. This one is called Runhundred. 

Testimonials

"Western States is not just any race, it is THE race. Chris beautifully captures his highly emotional adventure in his own unique way. Authentically written, his book leaves you craving for more. Chris demonstrates how running can positively transform your life." – Luzia Buehler, 4th Woman at WSER 2022

 

"You might read this book and simply like it. However, you might as well shed some tears while reading this. Just like I did." – Henning Lenertz, Runner’s World Editor

 

"This is one of the few books on ultrarunning that I would truly consider a must read. It's thought provoking, well written, and most of all, inspiring. If you're not already an ultrarunner, Runhundred will probably make you one." – Christian Bruneß, former editor in chief of Laufzeit Magazine, Host of 'Vom Laufen Podcast'

 

"100 miles are long. Long enough to fill a book with one single run? But Chris abolished my doubts: this book is written by a levelhead but tells the story of a runner, who punk-heartedly reached the finish line of his dream-race." – Benni Bublak, Ultratrailrunner

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Testimonials

"This is one of the few books on ultrarunning that I would truly consider a must read. It's thought provoking, well written, and most of all, inspiring. If you're not already an ultrarunner, Runhundred will probably make you one."

Christian Bruneß
Former editor in chief of Laufzeit Magazine | Host of "Vom Laufen Podcast"

"After my debut at Western States this year, while reading, I often found myself smiling, empathizing with Chris, and can confirm the myth. It feels like processing with guidance, running once again in that parallel world. Rarely do I put books aside to contemplate instead of doing something else."

Janosch Kowalczyk
WSER Top10 Finisher

"Western States is not just any race, it is THE race. Chris beautifully captures his highly emotional adventure in his own unique way. Authentically written, his book leaves you craving for more. Chris demonstrates how running can positively transform your life."

Luzia Buehler
4th Woman at WSER 2022

"You might read this book and simply like it. However, you might well shed some tears while reading this. Just like I did."

Henning Lenertz
 Runner’s World Editor

"Runhundred is a wonderful insight into ultrarunning for all to experience. Through Chris' writing, the reader can virtually feel what running 100 miles is truly like. It is an incredibly descriptive and captivating recounting of his long journey on foot. Through the preparation phase, to the start line in Olympic Valley, to the finish line in Auburn and everything in between, one rides the highs and lows with him."

Mat Grills
Australian Ultrarunner

"It's hard for me to look at RUNHUNDRED in a neutral way. I've seen firsthand how the person I love falls apart and gives up. But Ive also seen him retrieve himself through running, which I adore as well. Fortunately, I still don't understand his weird cutoff time calculation, so it remained only to hope that his situation will get better at some point. It would be the greatest recognition for the book if readers, faced with their own challenges, remembered this possibility."

Lisa Mehl
Ultrarunner | Western States Crew Captain | and author's wife

"100 miles are long. Long enough to fill a book with one single run? But Chris abolished my doubts: this book is written by a levelhead but tells the story of a runner, who punk-heartedly reached the finish line of his dream-race."

Benni Bublak
Ultratrailrunner
Runhundred
Über das Buch

When a level-headed amateur runner is granted the chance to run the grueling hot Western States Endurance Run, he discovers that his epic journey to the finish line is about much more than just battling the heat.

Chris Zehetleitner
Übe den Autor

Chris Zehetleitner ist eine 44-jähriger Autor, Ultraläufer, Katzenliebhaber, Kaffee- & Internet-Nerd und ehemaliger Musikschaffender aus München. Er ist der Gründer und Inhaber der Laufsportmarke Willpower und ein paar weiterer mehr oder weniger bekannter Side Hustles. Chris schreibt über das Laufen. Auf seinem Das Z Letter Laufblog & Newsletter und gelegentlich für das Like the Wind Magazine, sein Lieblings-Laufmagazin und andere Laufzeitschriften wie die Runner's World oder das Laufzeit Mag.

Zum Laufsport kam er mit 34 erst relativ spät. Dafür war und ist die Begeisterung um so größer. Gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Lisa lebt und liebt er das Laufen und freut sich auf viele weitere spannende Laufprojekte und -erlebnisse in der Zukunft.

Western States Endurance Run
Über Western States 100

Der Western States Endurance Run (auch bekannt als"Western States 100"oder"Western States") ist ein 100.2-Meilen (161 km) Trail-Rennen. Es ist der älteste und bekannteste Ultramarathon der Welt und findet jedes Jahr im Juni im Sierra Nevada Gebirge in Kalifornien statt. Das Rennen beginnt im hochgelegenen Olympic Valley und endet in Auburn, einer kleinen Stadt in Placer County, zwischen Reno, Nevada und Sacramento.

Auf ihrem Weg müssen die Teilnehmer 18,090 Fuß (5,500 m) Anstieg und 22,970 Fuß (7,000 m) Abstieg überwinden. Auf dem Papier durchaus machbar. In der Realität jedoch ein knallhartes Rennen. Neben dem Laufen auf unwegsamen Wegen im Hochgebirge, gehört vor allem die extreme Hitze zu den einzigartigen Herausforderungen des Western States Endurance Runs. Die Temperaturen erreichen über 40 Grad im Schatten und auf großen Teilen der Strecke sind die Läufer der Sonne schutzlos ausgesetzt.

Neben dem UTMB in Chamonix, ist der Western States Endurance Run das am härtesten umkämpfte Rennen unseres Sports. Fast ausnahmslos jedes Jahr zeigt die Ultramarathon-Elite unfassbare sportliche Leistungen, welche regelmäßig die Grenzen des Ultralaufens und des Ausdauersports neu definieren. Jeder Ultraläufer auf diesem Planeten träumt davon, irgendwann die große Ehre zu haben, am Western States 100 teilzunehmen.

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"Runhundred" ist das Buch-Debüt von Chris Zehetleitner, aber sicher nicht sein letztes.

Ja. 2024 wird eine deutschsprachige Version von "Runhundred" erscheinen. Dafür gibt es jedoch noch keinen Termin.