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Kang Myongku ran his first marathon when he was in his fifties and then decided to run an ultra-marathon across the US from California to New York by himself. He finally did this ultra-marathon unaccompanied and relied on GoogleMaps to find a route and motels to sleep in along the way and the kindness of strangers when unavoidably needed. With no real training under his belt, and surviving primarily on junk food for 125 days we learn that throughout the 5200km journey, Kang's thoughts turn continually to food and where to sleep. He hints at running away from depression and the life he was leading in the US and at finding himself truly while running, but also wanted to run this ultra-marathon as a way of promoting the unification of Korea.
Kang is a man who is immensely proud of what he achieved running across the US and wants to share his thoughts on this with the world.

ISBN : 978-1-78830-978-3

Published: 24/06/2021

Pages : 213

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Kang Myongku

Writer: Kang Myongku (???, ???, Peace Marathoner)
Cross-America - No Support-Marathon (2015.2.1. ~ 2015.6.5., 5,200km)
Cross-Eurasia Peace Marathon (2017.9.1 .~ 2018.10.6., 16,000km)
Round-partial Vietnam Marathon (2016.1)
Round-partial Nepal Marathon (2016.6)
Cross-Korea Peace Marathon (2019.7)
Email:, MP: 82 10 4661 9424
Book: 1. Lightpath-MK (2016.12) I Run (2020.9) Translator: Song InYeup (???, ???, Professor, ODAist)
Ph.D.h.c Literature. Fouding Member of KOICA,
(F) Professor of Korea National University of Education (KNUE)
Books: 1. Our Stage all over the World (??? ??? 5??6???)
2. World Travel in Poem (?(?)? ???? ????)
3. Beautiful Korea (?(?)? ???? ?? ??>
4. History Development and Human Prosperity (????? ????)
5. Kagnew (Ethiopian Soldiers in Korea, ??)
6. Youth Decameron (?? ????)>
7. Love in a Torn Land (?????? ??)
8. I run (?? ???)>

Email: MP: 82-10-7720-0004

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