Ultramarathoner Charlie Engle will be at The Regulator Bookshop to read and sign copies of his new book, Running Man, a compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from a world class runner that chronicles globe-spanning races, a record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped Engle overcome drug addiction…and an unjust stint in federal prison. In Running Man: A Memoir, Engle tells the gripping story of his life and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant memoir about finding the threshold of human endurance and transcending it.
Charlie Engle has won or placed in some of the planet’s most punishing long-distance footraces including the 155-mile Gobi Desert March, the 135-mile Jungle Marathon in Brazil, and the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. In 2007, Matt Damon produced and narrated Running the Sahara, a film about Engle and his successful record-breaking bid to lead the first team to run 4500 miles across the Sahara Desert. Engle has been featured in Men’s Journal, Outside, National Geo, Oxford American, Runner’s World, The Huffington Post, The Tonight Show, and NPR’s All Things Considered. He lives in North Carolina.