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A true Story set in the Country's Most Rugged Endurance Ultra Runs at the Superior National Forest. The book starts as a story of Preparation, Training and Competition; Ending as a Vision and Realization Lasting the Ages. The geographic combination of the Superior National Forest and Lake Superior creates a unique vision first immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1855 poem, "The Song of Hiawatha." Experiencing these trails expertly laid out by the S.H.T.A puts one right in the midst of the lyrics he penned. Complete with 2006 Individual Finishing results for all Spring and Fall Events, including the Minnesota Trail Race Series 2006 Schedule and Information. Novice and Experienced Ultra Runners alike, along with any athlete attempting major challenges, will find this book useful. All author royalties are donated to the Superior Hiking Trail Association, so buying this book goes to expanding and maintaining trail -- You become a part of something larger than yourself.


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phillULTRA SUPERIOR is a true story set in the rugged trails of the Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota, USA. As the royalties of this book are donated to the organization charged with maintaining and building the Superior Hiking Trails, S.H.T.A., buying your copy(s) directly supports this historic endeavor.

Superior National Forest is bordered on its Eastern side by Lake Superior, the largest of the inland fresh water oceans on the globe. The combination of these two natural wonders creates a unique vision that was first immortalized in the 1855 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Song of Hiawatha.” Hiking and running the trails expertly laid out by the Superior Hiking Trail Association puts one right in the midst of the lyrics he penned: “Dark behind it rose the forest,/ Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,/ Rose the firs with cones upon them,/ Bright before it beat the water/, Beat the clear and sunny water,/ Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.”

Edina Magazine - Cover StoryThe story of ULTRA SUPERIOR developed as a true tale of preparation and competition in the Superior Ultra Trail Runs for a solitary but determined runner, runner #528; A mystic chain of events, though, overwhelms #528 and yields realizations and discoveries that will last the ages. These lessons are available for discovery by all who read ULTRA SUPERIOR along with one’s own realizations when enjoying The Superior National Forest and Lake Superior, compelling a vista venture into their mystic magnetism.

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