Beyond the Marathon - The Grand Slam of Trail Ultrarunning
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A first person account of running the Grand Slam (four 100-mile races in fourteen weeks).
In 1994, Robert Boeder completed the Grand Slam of trail ultrarunning finishing four 100 mile races in the space of 14 weeks. In this first person narrative, he describes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges of completing the Old Dominion 100 Miler, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville Trail 100, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run in a single summer. Boeder continues to be an avid runner and race organizer. He has a PhD in history. After teaching for a number of years in universities in Africa and the U.S., he now works for the U.S. Army at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.