Writer, teacher, runner.
John Hanc’s thirteen books include the award-winning memoirs, The Coolest Race on Earth about his experience running the Antarctica Marathon; and Not Dead Yet, the story of Type 1 diabetic bike racer Phil Southerland.
His most recent book is The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports and Life, co-authored with ultradistance runner and adventure racer Travis Macy, and published by Da Capo Press.
Hanc is a longtime columnist and contributor to Newsday in New York and a contributing editor to Runner’s World magazine. He is also a contributor to The New York Times, and a contributing writer to the digital edition of Smithsonian magazine.
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Travis Macy is best known as the record-setting champion of Leadman—“a sort of six-week Grand Prix of Ultra Endurance” that consists of a jaw-dropping number of challenges. This book is a fun look at the eight principles that make up the Ultra Mindset Travis uses to do extraordinary things. Big Ideas we explore include: Your new mantra, what to do when you don’t feel like it, thinking about thinking, making the choice to give up choice, and never quitting… except when you should quit (w/a great litmus test for when you should/shouldn’t quit).