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Passion for Distance
Author: Julia Thorn
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1 June 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4
Julia Thorn has run one hundred marathons. She is the first Australian female to do so. In this book she shares her many experiences over competing in more than 70 locations all over the world, including many in Australia, over a thirteen year period. More people have climbed Mount Everest or swum the English Channel than have run a hundred marathons. Julia ran her first marathon the year she turned 40, when most people think they are too old to achieve anything in the sporting sphere. She has been running more marathons each year than any other Australian runner, male or female. The marathon is a running race held over a specific distance of 42.2 kilometres. The distance is the same whether the race is held locally or at the Olympics. But this is the sole characteristic that all marathons share. Marathons are held all over the world and attract participants in widely varying numbers. In Chicago, Julia has run with tens of thousands of other runners, while on Christmas Island, she only had two companions in the annual marathon. She has run in exotic locations ranging from tropical Thailand to mountain passes of the Austrian Tirol to a forest in Norway to the glitzy Gold Coast. This b...
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