“Hard isn’t hard enough for those who compete in the Badwater Ultramarathon. With Cory Reese as your guide, peer inside the heads and hearts of these tough-minded athletes. Into theFurnace is a stirring and gratifying read. I highly recommend it!” ~ Jim Afremow, author of "The Champion’s Mind“
"Into The Furnace is the story of the people who conquered one of the most extreme and audacious endurance challenges on the planet. It is an inspiring and well-written story that is highly entertaining and hard to put down. It may even motivate you to do something epic withyour life. This is a must-read for anyone seeking meaning in our digital age.” ~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher and Editor of UltraRunning Magazine
“Once again, Cory does a great job of bringing the humility, humor, and ridiculousness of this sport to print. He walks us through the steps of outright dismissal, to showing some morbid interest, and all the way to obsession with Badwater in a way that most endurance athletes can understand and relate to. If you’re comfortable getting out of your comfort zone, you won’t want to put this book down.” ~ Eric Schranz, UltrarunnerPodcast.com
“Likeable, funny, and real, Cory Reese has quickly become a household name in the fast-growing world of ultrarunning. Cory's new book, Into the Furnace, brings to life one of our sport's marquee events, the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile epic in one of the hottest places in the world. Cory shows through his own actions that normal people can do almost anything, that suffering by choice has a place in making one a better person, and that we can actually have some fun along the way. And he uses this book to teach us how to do just that!” ~ Travis Macy, coach,athlete, speaker,and author of "The Ultra Mindset"
“What distinguishes Into the Furnace from other endurance narratives is the author. Cory Reese is a true everyman, a modern-day Don Quixote with more gumption than talent. His story of taking on the world's toughest footrace is scarier, funnier, and more inspiring because he could be you.” ~ Matt Fitzgerald, author of "How Bad Do You Want It"