IN SEARCH OF AL HOWIE
The story of Al Howie is a remarkable and at times unbelievable adventure into the heart of the longest races in the world with one of modern history’s most eccentric ultra-marathon runners.
"An energetic work that chases the legend and captures the life story of premier Canadian extreme-distance runner Al Howie...
the pages fly by, like the miles beneath Howie’s feet."
- Kirkus (Starred Review)
"This moving biography will leave you yearning for a recent yet distant unplugged era in human-powered adventure, when a free spirit kindled righteous pursuits of endurance as a way of life."
- Adventure Journal
"One of those 'Can't put down' reads. If you love running, or just love to read about inspiring athletes, this book has it all."
- Outer Edge Magazine
Jared Beasley is a narrative nonfiction author and journalist. His column, Detours of the Lost and Found, can be found each month in Ultrarunning Magazine. His 2019 book In Search of Al Howie was awarded the Kirkus star for literary merit and was chosen by Kirkus as one of the best indie books of the year. Jared has written for The New York Times, Runner's World, Ultrarunning, Canadian Running, Trail Runner, Like the Wind Magazine, and UltraSignup News. He holds a degree in theatre and literature from the University of Alabama.