The Resource The road to Sparta: : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes, (electronic resource)

The road to Sparta: : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes, (electronic resource)

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The road to Sparta: : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace
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The road to Sparta:
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reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace
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Dean Karnazes
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Language
eng
Summary
The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told-and experienced-by ultra-marathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for thirty-six hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1962-
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Karnazes, Dean
Dewey number
796.42092
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other
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Read by Robert Fass
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  • Fass, Robert
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  • Ultra running
  • Long-distance running
  • Karnazes, Dean
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adult
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The road to Sparta: : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11749930
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digital storage
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MWT11749930
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 56 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11749930
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sound
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other
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11749930
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Label
The road to Sparta: : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace, Dean Karnazes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11749930
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11749930
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 56 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11749930
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11749930
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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