Review: Eat and Run – My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Eating and running, two of my favourite things in one book? It must be good!

I’ve followed Scott Jurek for a while now, especially from a nutritional perspective. Being a vegan, I always look for different recipes and ways to combine veganism with my running. In addition, with Scott Jurek being an ultra-runner, I was intrigued before I even picked the book up.

 Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
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Scott does talk about his diet a lot in the book, which may not appeal to someone who doesn’t follow a vegan diet and/or has no intention of trying it per-se. However, the book does provide a valuable insight of how the specific diet can work, even with ultra-runners, who arguably need more calories than the majority of sportspeople.

Getting deeper into Scott’s account of how his running career began, his background shocked me a little, coming from a relatively humble background, and his mother being constantly ill with multiple sclerosis. I love the fact that despite enduring significant suffering in his younger days he turned out to be a well respected, down to earth guy who is loved by many and so looked-up to in the running community.

If you want a book that is biased towards veganism (with recipes Scott uses himself) and you love to run a particularly long distance then look no further than Eat and Run.

You can pick-up a copy of Eat & Run on Amazon

About The Author 

Marcus first discovered running as a means of releasing exam-related stress, and almost immediately fell in love with the world of endurance sports. Previously having represented his county, Suffolk, as a youth athlete, Marcus has more recently qualified for the triathlon age group World Championships in Mexico (2015), and run his first Marathon (2:54 at Valencia Marathon in 2017). Holding an honours degree in Sport, Health & Exercise, Marcus combines practical training experience with a great depth of knowledge, and enjoys sharing his experiences with the running community.


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