Into the Furnace

Into The Furnace is a book about taking chances. It’s a book about suffering. It’s a book about bravery and hope and courage. It’s a book about a one-eyed mule, and heartbreak, and a sweating nun in the middle of the desert. It’s about an unlikely selfie that changed the history of running. It’s about passion, and dreams, and how to keep fighting even when those passions and dreams leave you throwing up on the side of the road with an utterly demolished mind, body, and spirit. And, yeah, it’s also about running.

Simply stated, it’s a book about how to survive when life turns up the heat and throws you into the furnace.

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. 

"Into the Furnace is a stirring and gratifying read. I highly recommend it!"

Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind