The XXXI Olympiad arrives in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the first hosting of the modern Olympics in South America. The novel, "100 Miles to Destiny," a unique work of literature, describes many topics and thoughts associated with the 23rd Olympics hosted by the City of Angels. Many of the characters depicted in the story are based on individuals the author met during his global travels during the 1980's. The reader experiences the Western States Trail through the eyes of this international cadre of competitors and embarks on a journey that encompasses many nationalities; their history, culture, language and ideology. Politics, religion, relationships and of course running are the topics fully presented in this unprecedented work of fiction.
    
One hundred sixty-two athletes representing the nations of the world have assembled at the base of Squaw Valley to compete in an inaugural Olympic event: a foot race of 100 miles over the mountainous terrain of the Western Sierra Nevada.The runners, who represent the different nationalities competing in the race, will take the reader on an unforgettable journey. Much more than simply a book on sport, the story encompasses the personal and professional lives of the amateur athlete.The Western States Trail is the site of their journey where each athlete will take you on his personal quest for glory and ultimately, his quest for Olympic gold.

    If interested in purchasing a copy of the novel, please contact the author at wmccarthy@100milestodestiny.com or call (650) 898 - 8321. The cost of the book is $15 per copy, plus $5 shipping and handling. Multiple copies can be purchased with a combined shipping discount. 
    "100 Miles to Destiny" is also listed on Amazon Books if you wish to purchase a copy through their website. Kindle edition now available through Amazon. Cost is $5 for an electronic copy.
100 Miles to Destiny
                 a Novel on Running
 
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A unique perspective on distance running through the eyes of an international cast of characters . . . "Only a true runner could have written this novel. The fast-paced story is ultimately a celebration of passion. Along the way the characters bare their souls and remind the reader that the human animal is capable of amazing things."
Capt. Nathan Woodside, USMC, Habbaniyah, Iraq
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