"A compelling tale of an authentic man. Tom McGrath has lived a life with two great themes, one as a fearless ultramarathon runner, the other a harrowing descent into alcoholism. His is a story of rare heroic athletic achievement and personal survival. I could not put it down.”
- David Blaikie
Ultra marathon World
"A monument whose inscription offers truth to all who visit: the drinker; the smoker; the athlete; the Christian; the philosopher.”
- Jesse Riley
Trans-Am Race Director 92-96
In 1977, Tom McGrath crossed the United States in the record time of 53 days and seven minutes. Few would have guessed that he was a bar owner or that he would fight harder to stay sober than he ever did to keep running.