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ultrarunner Hillary Allen book

Out And Back:
A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds

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With one step I was airborne, the ground gave way beneath my feet and I was spinning as the horizon turned upside down. I hit the ground again, and again and again. With each impact I felt bones breaking, my skin ripping. I grasped for something, anything to stop my momentum, but then I was in the air again – spinning. I heard my own voice, floating above my head, calmly say “Hillary, this is it, you’re dying” I told myself to keep calm, breathe, it will all be over soon.

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Not many people fall 150 feet of a ridge-line and live to tell the story. This is my story of a nearly fatal fall, that brought me back to life again.


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