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The Resource The runner : four years living and running in the wilderness, Markus Torgeby ; translated by Karl French

The runner : four years living and running in the wilderness, Markus Torgeby ; translated by Karl French

Label
The runner : four years living and running in the wilderness
Title
The runner
Title remainder
four years living and running in the wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Markus Torgeby ; translated by Karl French
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Markus Torgeby was just 20 years old when he headed off into the remote Swedish forest to live as a recluse and dedicate himself to his one true passion, running... He lived in a tent in the wilderness, braving the harsh Swedish winters - for four years. This is his story. During his teenage years, Torgeby turned out to be a very talented long-distance runner. However, while Markus performed brilliantly in training, during competitions he often failed inexplicably. These pressures, along with the burden of having to care for a MS-suffering mother, took their toll, and when an injury put an end to his running career, he lost his foothold in life. In order not to completely go under, he chose to do something that most of us only dream of: to escape the modern world and move to one of the most isolated and cold regions of northern Sweden. There he lived as a recluse. His time alone would prove to be more than an escape, it was in fact a search for a direction in life
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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1976-
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Torgeby, Markus
Dewey number
  • 796.4209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
French, Karl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torgeby, Markus
  • Self-realization
  • Long-distance runners
  • Forests and forestry
  • Running
  • Self-reliant living
  • Solitude
  • Recluses
Label
The runner : four years living and running in the wilderness, Markus Torgeby ; translated by Karl French
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472954978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1055137206
  • (OCoLC)1055137206
Label
The runner : four years living and running in the wilderness, Markus Torgeby ; translated by Karl French
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
184 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472954978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1055137206
  • (OCoLC)1055137206

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