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

On the outskirts of Zion National Park I think I found what heaven looks like...I've never been so far inside the pain cave as I was during Badwater. The amazing @judburkett caught this shot of the Death Valley pain cave.I feel so fortunate to have Zion National Park right in my back yard. There is an endless amount of trails to explore.My wife has been in graduate school for more than 2 years. She has been so crazy busy with work and school that she hasn't been able to join in too many adventures. But she graduated a few days ago!!! And today was the beginning of many adventures to come!A furry, four-legged running partner.AHHHH! This is getting real. I have an actual book in my hands! Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The Pack is set to be released September 5th!SO much amazingness surrounded by the beauty of southern Utah today!Is this a love stare?

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