BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
After competing for three years in a race with no defined start or finish and race directors driven to force participants to quit, Tony Matesi, not only survived this crucible, but he defied the odds and finished twice after competing for over 60 hours without sleep. Now, he shares his tale of conquering the many obstacles that stood between him and personal and endurance racing glory in his first published book, The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom.
Even though this is Tony’s first published book, it is not his first published work. As the former Editor in Chief of SPARTAN Magazine, Tony’s work has been shared and printed in various publications in the world of obstacle and adventure racing.
The Founder and creator of the event, Joe De Sena, kicks the book off with an intriguing foreword that shares the early origins of this race that was declared one of Business Insiders “Nine Most Extreme Endurance Challenges in the World”, explaining how it came into existence.
The rest of the story is told through the author’s eyes and his journey through this life-altering experience that forced him to develop courage to start, helped him develop the power to overcome challenges in the race that reflect those in life itself, and concludes with the wisdom gained from participating in a grueling race demanding maximum physical and mental strength and performance three different times in his pursuit to transcend the challenge.
Join the author on March 10, 2020, for his book launch party in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA at Arundel Books located at 212 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 from 6 pm until 8 pm PST. Tony hopes to connect with other endurance athletes as he works on his next book, which dives deeper into what motivates humans to test themselves through extreme endurance events such as Ironmans, Ultramarathons, and other feats of optimum human potential and endurance such as swimming across the Gulf of Mexico or running across the contiguous United States.