Book : My Life On The Run

by Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso is the Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World magazine and has competed in over 1000 running, cycling and triathlon races. He has also crossed the country solo on a bike, twice. In addition to that, he is also active as a race organizer. Even more impressive is that he has achieved all of this while having to endure the effects of chronic Lyme disease for decades. Needless to say that he obviously has a few good yarns to tell. Such as running the Badwater ultra-marathon (when it was still a new race), a 10k race while tied to a burro, a 5k race in the nude or running marathons in both Antartica and the Arctic Circle.

This book was a really fast read. In addition to having a lot of interesting adventures, Yasso is also a great storyteller. In fact, I read most of this in just a few sittings. For the record, the official title of this book is “My Life On The Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon”.