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

A year or two ago I was exploring the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and came across this amazing overlook with brilliant red mountains and Pine Valley in the background. I made it back there a few days ago and it was just as amazing as I remembered.Thank you SO, SO much for helping my book An old school ninja kick on Gould's Rim.This is what it looks like out our front door right now! Well done, Utah. Well done.How I feel when I'm out exploring the outdoors....Took this shot while pacing my friend Jared Thorley at the Wasatch 100. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday!A few days ago I caught Gooseberry Mesa right at the golden hour.

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