"Born to Run" contains numerous threads of anecdotal information on Scott Jurek, a 7-time (consecutive) winner of the Western States 100 mile run.
Jurek, a transplant from Minnesota now living in Seattle, is all talent and no brag. He's a quiet performer who leans towards the spiritual side and shuns most forms of self-promotion.
Scott is one of Brooks Sport's top athletes and is instrumental in the development of the light and responsive Cascadia, a Brooks trail running shoe.
I'd be giving it away if shared more info, but if you opt to delve into Born to Run, make it a point of learning more about one of ultrarunning's best.