Eat and Run – Scott Jurek

‘Eat and Run’ is my accidental discovery. I came across this audiobook when I was surfing books to listen during my treadmill run in the gym. The title makes it my obvious choice. The title suggested that it is a book about an ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek scotts_book_big.png

I am fascinated by runners. I appreciate their patience, stamina, will-power and strength. I wanted to hear about the journey of this special ultra-marathoner. I called him special because of his choice of diet. He is a vegan. He did lots of experiments with his food and training methods. He learned by trial and error.

The book narrates about the journey of Scott from being a kid who was diagnosed with high BP to an ultra-marathoner who ran for 24 hours. In 1999, he surprised everyone by winning the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile jaunt over the Gold Rush trails of America’s Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row. He went all the way to Mexico to run with Tarahumara Indians. They are known for their long-distance running ability.  Christopher McDougall wrote about it in his book ‘Born to Run‘.

Scott honestly talks what worked for him and what didn’t. He is not afraid to accept his failures. He occasionally gives tips for beginners. He is a true motivator. His story can motivate anyone to run and maintain a healthy lifestyle. At the end of the book, Scott gives his original recipes.

This book tells us that the human mind and body has an incredible potential. We just need to explore it.

Quincy Dunn-Baker has done a very good job of the narrator. He grabs your attention till the last word. I give a score of 5 / 5 for the book. The Book is available on Amazon for purchase. The audiobook is available on


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