One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultra marathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years, 135 degrees, to successfully defend her title. How does this mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point? In "The Extra Mile", we watch this ultra marathon champion seeking balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candour, Reed tells of her 15-year battle with anorexia. And she helps us understand her passion for ultra running-to discover how far the human body can be pushed. Reed's book will be an inspiration to women everywhere.
PAM REED has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, the world's toughest running event. She is the American women's record-holder in the 24-hour run (138.94 miles) and 48-hour run (220 miles). Reed has been featured on "60 Minutes, " CNN, and "The Late Show with David Letterman, " as well as in the "New York Times, Sports Illustrated, " and "Runner's World. "She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming. MITCH SISSKIND has worked as a writer on more than 20 books from major publishers. He lives in Los Angeles, California.