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The Resource Running man, Charlie Engle

Running man, Charlie Engle

Label
Running man
Title
Running man
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Engle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race. The Matt Damon-produced documentary Running the Sahara followed Engle as he led a team on a harrowing, record-breaking 4,500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, which helped raise millions of dollars for charity. Charlie's growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud. Engle would spend sixteen months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail, he pounded the small prison track, running endlessly in circles. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up in dehumanizing circumstances. In Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles--from coping with addiction to serving time in prison--and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.--From dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engle, Charlie
Dewey number
  • 796.42/52092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061.15.E54
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engle, Charlie
  • Long-distance runners
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Running
  • Drug addicts
  • Prisoners
Label
Running man, Charlie Engle
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928481356
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781476785783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928481356
Label
Running man, Charlie Engle
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928481356
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781476785783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928481356

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