Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack

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Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer.

In Nowhere Near First, Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his fathers suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.

Nowhere Near First is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Corys memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Corys entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph.

Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether youre at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this books a winner! ~ Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Cory Reeses book, Nowhere Near First, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Reeses story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society. ~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher, UltraRunning Magazine

Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere Near First tells his story of perseverance and survival in a vivid, down and dirty way that peaks with his extraordinarily positive way of looking at life. ~ Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoners Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America


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