Monday, May 30, 2011

Great Ultrarunning Article!

Check out the article on page 156 here:

It is written by my good friend and pacer Andy Roth and features photographs from the always iconoclastic Larry Gassan.



mrhamilton said...

Great article. The Lyng paper on Edgework that Andy references is an excellent read.

johnmichael said...

Awesome article! Does he have anything else published? I did a quick google search but didn't come up with much...I'd love to read more if it is out there. Reminds me of a book I read a while back called 'Iron John,' about the absence of ritual in our modern-day lives, and the negative effect that has had, specifically (in this particular book) on men. Great read - thanks!

Andrew said...

Thanks for the shout out, AJW!

In answer to John Michael: This is my only publication on ultras and running. It developed out of a Sociology of Religion class I taught at Sonoma State University. My other published work appears mostly in sociology journals, on topics like news media, politics, and the environment.

But I heartily recommend reading Leslie Jamison's excellent essay, "The immortal horizon," on the Barkley Marathons. It's first-rate.

johnmichael said...

Nice - thanks! Just found this race report that touches on the aspects of community and pain: