The Runner : Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness, Paperback / softback Book

The Runner : Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness Paperback / softback



'The most beautiful book I ever read.' - Rune Larsson, ultra-distance runnerMarkus 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. An international bestseller, this extraordinary book is a powerful exploration of running, resilience, loss, and self-discovery. A talented long-distance runner in his teens, Markus Torgeby excelled in training, but often failed inexplicably in competition.

Pressurised by his coach and consumed by the suffering of his MS-afflicted mother, he chose to do something that most of us only dream of: escape the modern world.

In his stripped-back lifestyle in the woods, surviving with the bare minimum of supplies and enduring extreme cold, he found salvation and ultimately his true direction in life.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Autobiography: sport
  • ISBN: 9781472974204



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