Caleb Daniloff

Running Ransom Road

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No longer do I run from my demons, but run with them. We pace each other, the past and me. And some days, I go faster.

Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past One Marathon at a Time, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct. 9, 2012) is equal parts memoir, running journey, and recovery tale. The story took me back to old sinning grounds in places such as Burlington, Vt., Boston, New York City, and Moscow, Russia. There, I ran marathons, confronting the bad old days in a bib number and running shoes. Read an excerpt. Check out recent press.

“This is a vital, honest, and arresting account of one flawed runner’s emotional and spiritual renewal with each step toward the finish line.”

–Publishers Weekly
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 “Running Ransom Road is a brave, necessary, and uncompromising book.”

John Brant, author of Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America’s Greatest Marathon

 Running Ransom Road is Daniloff’s unblinking, ultimately triumphant account of his journey from mean, hopeless drunk back to humanity and himself ‑through distance running. It’s a searing tale of spiritual redemption — one marathon, one mile, one brave, difficult step at a time.

Steve Friedman, co‑author of New York Times best seller, Eat and Run: My Unlikely Path to Ultramarathon Greatness and author of Lost on Treasure Island: A Memoir of Longing, Love and Lousy Choices in New York City