Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., is a columnist for Outside magazine and was a long-time columnist for Runner's World. A National Magazine Award winner, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker online, pens the weekly "Jockology" column in the Toronto Globe and Mail, and writes for the New York Times. FiveThirtyEight recently named him one of their "favorite running science geeks." He was a two-time finalist in the 1,500 meters at the Canadian Olympic Trials, and represented Canada internationally in track, cross-country, road racing, and mountain running competitions. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, and has worked as a researcher for the U.S. National Security Agency. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
"Alex Hutchinson's Endure is so much more than a sports
book. It is a voyage to the outer reaches of human
capacity."--DAVID EPSTEIN, author of Range and The
"Want to achieve more? Often that means you have to do more -- and Alex will show you how."--Inc.
"Fascinating (and motivating). ... Hutchinson sheds light on how humans accomplish our most absurd athletic achievements."--Esquire
"If you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers, and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's Endure."--Bear Grylls, Mt. Everest summiteer and host of NBC's Running Wild with Bear Grylls
"Endure is a pure science book that goes deep, especially into the mind, and the pacing and story-telling are top notch."--Runner's World
"So good. Smart, inspiring, and just fun to read. Makes me wanna be a better runner (and faster reader)."--GRETCHEN REYNOLDS, New York Times "Well" columnist and author of The First 20 Minutes
"A fascinating exploration of the limits of the human body--and, to a large extent, the human mind. .... A must-read. ... Highly relevant for those looking to better understand and improve their performance off the playing field, too. "--BRAD STULBERG and STEVE MAGNESS, authors of Peak Performance
"A perfect book for the armchair athlete. ... If you ever wonder, How do they do that? Hutchinson has the answers. ... Discovers that what we think of as our limits are set by our minds, not by our bodies."--Success ("AHA! Reading List")
"Carefully researched and based on the most current ideas in the science of running, Alex Hutchinson's Endure is written with a fluency that makes it easily accessible for all runners. This is an excellent resource for anyone seeking to better to understand how our minds influence our ultimate performances."--TIM NOAKES, emeritus professor of exercise science at the University of Cape Town
"We're all intrigued by amazing feats of human endurance, from Everest to marathon world records to global Ironman competitions. How do they do it? Alex Hutchinson's Endure explores the topic from every conceivable angle. An essential read for every endurance athlete."--AMBY BURFOOT, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, Runner's World writer-at-large, and editor of Runner's World Complete Book of Running