Running alone: The autobiography of long-distance legend Jackie Mekler

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An inspiring autobiography in which Jackie provides unique insights into the challenges that arose in many of the local and international races in which he competed, quoting media reports to provide independent opinions. Much of the where, how, and why in this work is taken directly from the detailed diaries he has maintained throughout his running career.

During his many years as a long-distance runner, Jackie competed in 403 races of under standard marathon distance; 41 standard marathons (won 14) in South Africa, Canada (Empire Games), England, Scotland, Greece and Finland; and 32 ultra marathons (won 13, including Comrades, Pieter Korkie and London to Brighton). He set new records in many of these events. Jackie also set world records on the track for 30, 40 and 50 miles running against the clock.

His narrative adds substantial value to the broad long-distance run­ning community, from those runners taking their first tentative steps on the road, to middle-of-the-field competitors and elite athletes at the pinnacle of their game. 

Running Alone is Jackie’s magnum opus. It was 45 years in the making.

 

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Running Alone
Running alone: The autobiography of long-distance legend Jackie Mekler

13 in stock