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The Resource Running man : a memoir, Charlie Engle

Running man : a memoir, Charlie Engle

Label
Running man : a memoir
Title
Running man
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Engle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race. The Matt Damon-produced documentary Running the Sahara followed Engle as he led a team on a harrowing, record-breaking 4,500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, which helped raise millions of dollars for charity. Charlie's growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud. Engle would spend sixteen months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail, he pounded the small prison track, running endlessly in circles. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up in dehumanizing circumstances. In Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles--from coping with addiction to serving time in prison--and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.--From dust jacket
Summary
A personal account by a world-class ultra-marathon runner chronicles his globe-spanning races, record-breaking run across the Sahara and struggles with drug addiction and wrongful imprisonment
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526756
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engle, Charlie
Dewey number
  • 796.42/52092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engle, Charlie
  • Long-distance runners
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Drug addicts
  • Prisoners
Target audience
adult
Label
Running man : a memoir, Charlie Engle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1647746
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781476785783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476785783
  • (OCoLC)928481356
Label
Running man : a memoir, Charlie Engle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1647746
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781476785783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476785783
  • (OCoLC)928481356

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