Second Sunrise: Five Decades of History at the Western States Endurance Run
Second Sunrise brings to life the 50-year history of one of the world's oldest running trails with stunning photography, historical details, and the stories of the people who made the Western States Endurance Run a reality.Since its founding in 1974, Western States has been predicated on the notion that in the beginning, at the first sunrise, there must always be hope that 100 miles was within a runner's grasp. And then, with the start of a second sunrise, there had to be continued determination to search out where the finish still might lie even if the clock ran out.Bringing the story of the race to life, 11-time Western States finisher and ultra-running writer John Trent along with runner and veteran book designer Vicky Vaughn Shea set out to craft a book that showcases the rich history of the Western States trail and the runners who keep its traditions alive.This coffee table book consists of more than 175 photographs depicting the history of the race with end sheets that include the names of every Western States Endurance Run finisher through the 2022 race.Second Sunrise is perfect for:
- Gift givers shopping for runners and hiking trail lovers
- Fans of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home by Heather "Anish" Anderson
- People who enjoy beautiful and historic coffee table books
John Trent is past president of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run Board of Trustees and a 10-time WS 100 finisher. He has been involved in ultra running as a journalist, organizer, volunteer, and competitor since 1987. A former two-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year, he lives in Reno, Nev., where he is race director of the Silver State 50/50 and runs trails with his family of ultrarunners, wife Jill, and daughters Annie and Katie. A practicing journalist since 1987, John's work has been honored on numerous occasions, including by the Nevada State Press Association, Gannett Corporation and the Associated Press Sports Editors. From 2004-2006, John served as lead speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn. He is currently the Senior Editor for News & Features at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is author of the book Legacy: 100 Years of Athletics at the University of Nevada.Vicky Vaughn Shea is the owner of Ponderosa Pine Design in Reno, Nevada. She is passionate about working with publishers, editorial teams, and/or authors to create book designs that best complement a topic. Over the years, she has designed covers and interiors for hundreds of books of all types from beginning to end. She specializes in coffee table history books and corporate books, cookbooks, guidebooks, and children's books.