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Reborn on the Run

My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over 100 miles or more on more than 100 occasions and the first to run 100 and 200 miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in 12 days, four hours, and 57 minutes.

And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict.

After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it and decides to run her first marathon after that.

In Reborn on the Run, the listener keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world's best ultrarunners.

©2018 Catra Corbett and Dan England (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Andrew
  • 16-12-2018

No flow

I really wanted to like this book. As a seasoned ultra runner, I love hearing other people's stories and what brought them to the sport. The structure of this book was poor throughout. There wasn't a cohesive and flowing storyline and I felt like the author constantly jumped back and forth between different times of her life, which left me a little confused at times. There was a lot of redundancy throughout the book as well. She repeated the same phrases often and would sometimes reword the same points. She has a great story to tell, but I just couldn't get into it because of how poorly it was written.

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  • M
  • 04-12-2018

Book was great

Book was great; however, the narrator needed a little more energy. Sometimes I could tell what character she was trying to be.

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  • josh
  • 12-02-2019

great story but confusing timeline

the story jumped around alot in my opinion but such an inspiration I cant leave anything less than 5 stars

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  • Duncan
  • 12-02-2019

Journal type story, robotic narrative.

Personal journal type story line. the narrator seemd robotic so some of the language and explanations of personal experience missed the mark.

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  • Lacey Dean
  • 29-01-2019

Great Beautiful Epic Life!

Dirt Diva's epic journey is a true inspiration. Great read! Pink should be the new color for grit.

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  • Nathaniel saul lerma
  • 09-01-2019

AMAZING

I related 100% as an athlete and ex addict. A must read for sure. Also Dan is from the same town as I Greeley Colorado.

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  • gerry
  • 18-12-2018

Eight out of ten

The system needs to have ratings out of ten, not five.. One of the best books I've read this year.

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  • Mr
  • 15-02-2019

Addictive!

I’m a big guy looking for inspiration to get back into running. This book has been really valuable to me. It’s really well written, well read and just the perfect partner as you “zip up and set off”.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together.........keep running Cat!