Read Charlie's Memoir
"A compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from world class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle. In RUNNING MAN, Charlie tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional, and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles—from coping with addiction to serving time in prison—and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it."
- Scribner: An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"Ignore the title of this book, the cover shot of its author, along with his staggering running resume. For this is not a book about running, but rather a tale about human capacity: for misery, for self-destruction, for rebirth, for redemption, for grace, and most importantly, for love. This one's got it all!"
- Caleb Daniloff, author of Running Ransom Road and co-author of November Project
"Running Man WILL MAKE YOU CRY, LAUGH, CHEER OUT LOUD, REDEFINE WHAT YOU THINK IS POSSIBLE AND LEAVE YOU IN AWE . . . IT IS A POWERFUL AND UNFAILINGLY AUTHENTIC TESTIMONY TO SOMETHING WE ALL SHARE — WHAT IT MEANS TO BE TRULY HUMAN."
- RICH ROLL, Best selling author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming one of the World's Fittest Men and Discovering Myself
"Running man IS A FASCINATING STORY ABOUT A MAN WHO HAS SHATTERED THE LIMITS OF HUMAN ENDURANCE AND LIVED LIFE ON THE EDGE."
- DEAN KARNAZES, BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF RUN!
“First time author Engle’s fascinating account of the high and low points of his life as an ultramarathon runner is written with cinematic quality . . . uplifting and inspirational.”
- Publishers Weekly
"Riveting! Running Man gets at the heart—better than anything I've ever read about endurance sports—of what compels a person to compete in the world's toughest foot races. Charlie probes his own life and psyche with remarkable honesty, offering the reader a portrait of a world class athlete, but also an addict, an inmate, a son, a father and a man committed to his own sobriety and sanity. Thanks to this book I finally understand what drives the spirit of ultra runners."
- CHRIS KOSTMAN, Chief Adventure Officer & Race Director AdventureCORPS, Inc.