Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life

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“Whatever burden you carry (and we all have one) this story will point you to strength beyond yourself. Read it twice!”
 —John Ortberg, author and pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

 

Running on Faith is a triumph! Jason Lester is proof that as one wise man said, ‘Triumph is when you try and add a little umph!’ Jason Lester shows us ALL that you can achieve whatever you put your mind body and soul into!”
—Rev Run, author of Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run’s House to Yours

“Jason’s story is a must read! It is a true testimony of the human spirit and confirmation that we all have so much more in us than we may believe. The challenges he conquered will create a shift in your life”
—Tyrese Gibson, singer and actor

 

Jason Lester is a disabled ultra-endurance athlete and winner of ESPN’s 2009 ESPY Award for “Best Disabled Male Athlete.” He tells his remarkable story in Running on Faith, offering readers an inspirational guide to overcoming adversity, reaching your goals, and recognizing God’s guiding hand in your life.

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In his 34 years, Jason Lester has survived more trials, endured more horrors and surmounted more obstacles than would fit in a Hollywood film. And, in 2008, he became the first person with a disability to complete the Ultraman (a double Ironman). This title presents the ten lessons that led Jason to achieve his dreams and find his calling.

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Jason Lester should be dead. In his 34 years he has survived more trials, endured more horrors and surmounted more obstacles than would fit in a Hollywood film. After each upset, letdown, and setback Jason has recommitted himself to pursuing his dream of becoming an accomplished athlete, despite his disability. And, in 2008, he became the first person with a disability to complete the Ultraman (a double Ironman). With the use of only three limbs he biked, swam, and rode 320 miles to the finish line to set a world record.In the year leading up to the 2008 Ultraman competition, Jason raced in three Ironman competitions, including the Ironman World Championships, represented the USA in the Triathlon World Championships, and completed Ultraman Canada. It was in realizing God's presence in his life, that Jason was able to overcome each obstacle, and keep training and pushing forward with his eye on the goal. In Running on Faith, Jason shares the ten lessons that led him to achieve his dreams and find his calling. Jason lives these lessons every day, doing everything to the best of his ability, with intense drive and passion. Providing readers with the tools to overcome the adversity they may face and pursue their passion, Running On Faith will be a practical and inspirational guide to never giving up so you can win in the game of life.|

In 2008, Jason Lester became the first person with a disability to finish the Ultraman World Championship alongside able-bodied competitors. With the use of only three limbs, Jason competed in one of the most demanding endurance races in the world, swimming 6.2 miles, biking 261.4 miles, and running 52.4 miles to the finish line. Jason has completed over seventy triathlons, biathlons, marathons, Ironmans, and Ultramans. In 2009, he became the first male triathlete to win an ESPY Award and the fifteenth athlete in the history of Ultraman to complete both the Ultraman World Championship and Ultraman Canada in the same year.

Yet Jason Lester's life as an athlete almost never happened. When a speeding car ran a red light, a bike ride to the local video store nearly became Jason's last, sending him 130 feet into the air and ultimately to the hospital with twenty broken bones. The pain was intense and long rehabilitation grueling, compounded by the sudden death of his father (his best friend and mentor) and the realization that his right arm was paralyzed. Only twelve years old and struggling to heal amid the grief, Jason miraculously found the strength to fight his way back. Without the use of his arm, he refused to give up the sports he'd grown to love, recommitting himself to life and ultimately surpassing goals that few dared to set.

Running on Faith reveals how to develop the mind-set of a true competitor and includes riveting stories of the precarious and often unforeseen conditions encountered on the race path—jellyfish-infested waters, suffocating heat, and blinding sheets of rain. With passion, dedication, and strength of purpose, Jason shares his experience facing extreme challenges head-on, gleaning insight from each trial. He offers the principles he's learned to live by in order to accomplish his goals and shows how they can be applied to the tests we all face. An inspirational guide to overcoming adversity, recognizing God's guiding hand in our lives, and achieving our dreams,Running on Faith is a spirited testament to the power of faith.

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