Beyond the Marathon: The Grand Slam of Trail Ultrarunning by Robert B. Boeder, paperback, 135 pages, Old Mountain Press (1996), ISBN: 1884778151
In 1994, Robert Boeder completed the Grand Slam of trail ultrarunning finishing four 100 mile races in the space of 14 weeks. In "Beyond the Marathon", this first person narrative, he describes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges of completing the "Old Dominion 100 Miler", the "Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run", the "Leadville Trail 100", and the "Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run" in a single summer. Boeder continues to be an avid runner and race organizer. He has a PhD in history. After teaching for a number of years in universities in Africa and the United States, he now works for the Us Army at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. "A well written, quick moving adventure tale which combines both the romance and the gritty realism of ultrarunning; filled with practical knowledge for anyone attempting a trail 100 and excellent for non-runners seeking a glimpse of the ultra world".