Charlie Engle

Running Man: A Memoir

Charlie Engle

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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 his salvation. He began with marathons and races that went for thirty-five, fifty, and sometimes hundreds of miles. Charlie’s growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud. While in jail, he pounded the small prison track. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up. In Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles and how he blazed a path to freedom.

Charlie Engle

Charlie Engle (born September 20, 1962) author of the riveting memoir Running Man, is one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in the world. Engle has a track record of winning or placing in many the toughest endurance foot races across the globe. He has raced in jungles, summited high ranging mountains and volcanoes, and traversed large expanses of deserts through sand storms.

Running Man: A Memoir

A compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from world class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle chronicling his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction…and an unjust stint in federal prison.

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