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 events 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 an 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 topics fully explored and presented in this unprecedented work of historical 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