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A thrilling book that gives readers a peek into running 135 miles across Death Valley during Badwater - the world's toughest race.
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    Into The Furnace e-book!

    For only one single Hamilton you’ll receive a PDF e-book of Into The Furnace.

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    Into The Furnace audio book!

    Need an awesome book to listen to on your next road trip or long run? Here's your ticket.

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    Into The Furnace printed book!

    A copy of Into The Furnace in your hot little hands. Because let’s be honest. There’s nothing like folding the edge of a page for your bookmark. (You’ll get a PDF e-version too.)

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    Nowhere Near First Hat – a la carte!

    Your head called. It wants an awesome Nowhere Near First technical trucker hat from Boco Gear. Boco makes the best hats around. These are great whether you’re out running or out grocery shopping.

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    A SIGNED copy of Into The Furnace!

    I'll break out the Sharpie and sign your book. SWEET! Maybe I'll add a pseudo-inspirational quote or a Taylor Swift lyric. You'll get a PDF e-book too.

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    Book For You & Friend!

    Receive TWO signed copies of Into The Furnace. Keep one, give one away. Earn "Best Friend In The World" Award.

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    Book / Hat Combo!

    A clan of helpful Oompa Loompas will carefully package up a signed Into The Furnace book and an awesome Nowhere Near First Boco trucker hat especially for you. You'll get an e-book too.

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    Three Signed Books!

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    The Box Set!

    A signed copy of Into The Furnace. Plus an e-book. Plus the audio book. A hat too. And how about a signed copy of Nowhere Near First. Plus I’ll send you one of my signed piano albums. (Music has been streamed nearly 2 million times on Spotify alone.)

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    Flash Drive Roulette!

    A signed copy of Into The Furnace plus an e-book. You’ll also receive a unique flash drive with lots of surprises. Maybe some of my favorite landscape pictures I’ve taken over the years. Maybe a video clip of new piano music I’m working on. Maybe my list of Books To Read Before You Die. Maybe our favorite family recipes. It’s a surprise. And every flash drive will be different.

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    Special Trail Treasure!

    I’ll send you a heart-shaped rock I’ve found during one of my runs. (Definitely a one-of-a-kind reward!) Signed book and e-book included.

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    Five Signed Books!

    Receive five signed books....and you've suddenly got great Christmas presents for your favorite running friends.

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    Let Me Be Your Tour Guide!

    I’ll show you around some of my favorite trails in southern Utah. We’ll go to the cool spots most people don’t know about. It will be an excessive amount of epicness. Heck. Bring a friend too. (And a camera. Definitely a camera.) We'll get some sweet jumping pictures. (Travel and lodging not included.) Signed book, e-book, and gigantic hug included.

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    Very First Book!

    I have ONE proof copy of Into The Furnace. As soon as you buy this reward, I’ll sign and personalize the book for you and get it in the mail. You’ll be the very first person to read it. AND we'll set up a day where I can show you around some of southern Utah's coolest trails. Bring a friend. And definitely bring a camera. Guaranteed epic jumping pictures.

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