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

SO much amazingness surrounded by the beauty of southern Utah today!Is this a love stare?I had the More Cowbell Trail all to myself this morning. And the sunrise was just....wow.West Rim of Zion National Park......some of the absolute best views of Zion.You should never live your life looking through the rear view mirror. (Well, most of the time.)Stick figure...Sunset. Zion National Park. Post-run sugar cookie. Heaven.West Rim of Zion National Park today. Super hot. Super ouch. Super beautiful.

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