The Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

The Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

by Markus Torgeby

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'The most beautiful book I ever read.' – Rune Larsson, ultra-distance runner

Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion: running. He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters – for four years. This is his story. An international bestseller, this extraordinary book is a powerful exploration of running, resilience, loss, and self-discovery.

A talented long-distance runner in his teens, Markus Torgeby excelled in training, but often failed inexplicably in competition. Pressurised by his coach and consumed by the suffering of his MS-afflicted mother, he chose to do something that most of us only dream of: escape the modern world. In his stripped-back lifestyle in the woods, surviving with the bare minimum of supplies and enduring extreme cold, he found salvation and ultimately his true direction in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472954961
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 830,380
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Markus Torgeby is today considered an authority on long-distance and trail running. He now lives with his wife and children in Jämtland, Sweden, not far from his former home in the forest.

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