Eat & Run: Conversation with Scott Jurek

SCOTT JUREK’S new book – Eat & Run; My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness was released on June 5. It immediately went to the #34 on the Amazon List and has remained in the Top 100. Scott is the best-known ultrarunner in the world, with 7 victories in a row at the Western States 100, and a 3-time winner at Greece’s 153 mile Spartathlon. He is currently designing a new style of hydration pack for Ultimate Direction.

On Sunday, we caught up with Scott in the middle of his 14 city book tour.  He gave us the up-to-date insider scoop on the tour and how he feels about the book.

WHERE ARE YOU?

Portland, OR. Jenny and I have an off-day. It’s been crazy! I’m recharging the batteries for the coming week.

WHAT’S BEEN THE RESPONSE?

We’ve had amazing turnouts – 650 came to the talk in New York City, and 300 did the Fun Run in Central Park. Boston sold out a 250 seat auditorium, 450 came in Chicago, and about 400 people for the Run.

The first day of tour we did a 50k in New York City – 50 people joined me at 5 am to circumnavigate Manhattan – I’ve always wanted to do that. One gentleman who had never run 15 miles did his first marathon that morning.

It’s been good! People are really jazzed; it’s a lot of fun.

Counterclockwise around Manhatten - Brooklyn Bridge in rearview mirror

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