The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges

Richard Hoad and Paul Moore

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges profiles 50 of the most extreme marathons, triathlons, bike rides, adventure races, climbs, open-water swims and other iconic endurance events from around the world. Breathtaking full-color photographs and insider commentary from top athletes will thrill endurance athletes, extreme sports addicts, and outdoor adventurers of all stripes.

Across the world seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary challenges that will push their minds and bodies to achieve the impossible – by sea, bike, foot, or sled. For many, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences become strangely addictive. From the Badwater Ultramarathon in the unforgiving heat of Death Valley to the South Pole Race in the freezing wilderness of Antarctica, there is an unbreakable drive in these tenacious competitors to see just how far they can push themselves.

The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges is a truly inspiring and beautiful collection of what the human body can achieve when racing to the limits. With full-color amazing imagery and every detail of these cruel challenges, plus stories from competitors who have lived to tell the tale, this book is a wonderful testament to those who face Mother Nature and survive.

Hardcover with jacket. Full-color photographs throughout.
9 ½” x 9 ½”, 208 pp., $29.95, 9781934030912
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Races Featured in The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges

Arrowhead 135 | Leadville 100 | Western States 100 | Catalina Channel Swim | Race Across America | Manhattan Island Marathon Swim | Tevis Cup Ride | 24-Hour Track Race | Iditarod | Yukon Arctic Ultra | Yukon Quest | Badwater Ultramarathon | Furnace Creek 508 | 6633 Extreme Winter Ultra Marathon | Ultraman World Championships | Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race | Patagonia Expedition Race | Jungle Marathon | La Ruta de Los Conquistadores | Norseman | Red Bull X-Alps | Trans Europe Footrace | Al Andalus Ultimate Trail Race | Ö Till Ö | La Haute Route | Enduroman Arch to Arc | Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race | English Channel Swim | Race Around Ireland | Iron Bike | The Mountainman | Spartathlon | Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon | Cadiz Freedom Swim | Cape Epic | Tour d’Afrique | Comrades Marathon | Dusi Cano Marathon | Marathon Des Sables | Great Wall Marathon | Yak Attack | Crocodile Trophy | Coast to Coast New Zealand | The Extreme World Races South Pole Race | Woodvale Challenge | 4 Deserts | Volvo Ocean Race | Adventure Racing World Series | Freediving | Vendée Globe

The Races by Sport

Marathons, Ultramarathons, and Trail Races
Trans Europe Footrace | Al Andalus Ultimate Trail Race | The Mountainman | Spartathlon | Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon | Comrades Marathon | Marathon des Sables | Great Wall Marathon | Leadville 100 | Western States 100 | 24-Hour Track Race | Badwater Ultramarathon | Self Transcendance 3100 Mile Race | Jungle Marathon | 4 Deserts

Road and Mountain Bike Races
Race Across America | Furnace Creek 508 | La Ruta de Los Conquistadores | La Haute Route | Race Around Ireland | Iron Bike | Cape Epic | Tour d’Afrique | Yak Attack | Crocodile Trophy

Triathlons and Duathlons
Norseman | Ö Till Ö | Enduroman Arch to Arc | Ultraman World Championships

Adventure Races
The Red Bull X-Alps | Coast to Coast New Zealand | Patagonian Expedition Race | Adventure Racing World Series

Winter Sports
Arrowhead 135 | Iditarod | Yukon Arctic Ultra | Yukon Quest | 6633 Extreme Winter Ultra Marathon | The Extreme World Races South Pole Race

Open-Water Swims
English Channel Swim | Cadiz Freedom Swim | Catalina Channel Swim | Manhattan Island Marathon Swim | Freediving

Boating and Paddle Sports
Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race | Dusi Canoe Marathon | Woodvale Challenge | Volvo Ocean Race | Vendée Globe

Horseback Riding
Tevis Cup Ride