In the history of the modern Olympics no games have been held in an odd year. 2021 has arrived and elite athletes from around the world will once again prepare for the Tokyo games, the XXXII Olympiad, commencing in July. Western States, too was cancelled in 2020 and rescheduled for June 2021 with 400+ runners preparing for their personal battle against time and distance, plus the mountainous terrain that this challenging course requires runners of all abilities to conquer.   

      The novel, "100 Miles to Destiny," a unique work of fictional literature describes many topics and events associated with the XXIII Olympiad, 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 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 or call (650) 898 - 8321. The cost of the book is $12 per copy, plus $6 shipping and handling or two copies for $20, includes shipping. When purchasing multiple copies a combined discount is available.  
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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