Nowhere Near First

Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: he knew how to suffer.

In Nowhere Near First, Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this experience led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.

Nowhere Near First is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. 

"Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you’re at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book’s a winner!"

Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man

Over the weekend I raced the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival and ran 111 miles. We got hit by a storm system called I enjoyed a pretty sweet sunset in southern Utah a few days ago on a short run above Sand Hollow Reservoir.I took this picture two years ago while running the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival. I'm psyched to be returning this coming weekend to run the 48 Hour race!I saw this sign on Saturday's run. It always makes me laugh.From Saturday's 30 miler on the outskirts of Zion National Park.Yesterday's 30 miler in southern Utah was exceptional. Fun friends, perfect weather, and INCREDIBLE views!!The sunrise from Gould's Rim yesterday was exceptional!Came across this older shot from Red Cliffs...

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