138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss -
What I Learned about Life, Women (and Running) in My 1st 100 Marathons
Now, what is exactly 138,336 feet long? Simple – a marathon. (Actually, a marathon, 26.22 miles is 138,435 feet. The title referring to the more commonly known 26.2 miles, is an homage to how the marathon distance has changed so many times in its history.) What is the book about? 381 pages. (Ha!) But, let's turn over to the back cover for a more detailed answer (which everyone in the world does anyway.)
In 138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss, Dane chronicles his first 100 marathons and details some of the premier races in marathon history, all while sharing knowledge he gained about life, women and running. Along the way, he charts the highs and lows, the successes and failures in a voice that blends wisdom, humor, and heart.
All told, Dane shows how pure bliss is discovered one stride at a time.
If you want to know more, then read the advance praise I received from some of the biggest names in running. It is a great honor and privilege to have each of them say what they have about my book.
*Dane writes with power and purposes, just like he runs. His passion and conviction are apparent in every footstep he takes and in every page he pens.
Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man
*Most runners, and writers, would think this had been enough—racing a marathon every weekend in one calendar year and then publishing a book about it. They would have settled back into smaller challenges. Not Dane Rauschenberg. His list of adventures has grown longer, and his stories about them have grown richer. Pure Bliss stamps Dane even more firmly as one of the hottest young talents in running writing.
Joe Henderson, Longtime Running Commentator
*The more you do, the more you CAN do. Dane is living proof. Go for it!
Kathrine Switzer, Running Advocate & First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon
*Dane offers the passionate runner and even the occasional jogger inspiring stories of life and running, seen from every angle of the running world. One can easily tell the depth which Dane cares about the sport and wants to share all the knowledge he has learned with the reader. This book is a page-turner!
Wayne Kurtz, Author, Beyond the Iron
*Some nice guys do weird things! Dane shares his running adventures with a mix of warm enthusiasm, sane advice, and comical humor.
Roger Robinson, Running Author & Senior Writer, Running Times