Ira Rainey

Ira Rainey is a lazy, self-confessed delusional optimist, who grew up believing he was bionic. He is the author of “Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon”, an award-winning tale of fields and friendships; mud and maps; terminal cancer; and one man’s quest to uncover his true super powers.

In his second book “Still Not Bionic”, Ira covers not only the challenges of a taking on a 100 mile foot race across England, but also confronts the darker issue of dealing with severe depression. It’s a frank and revealing account of how he battled his inner demons and came to understand that running extreme distances is as much about mental endurance as it is physical.

He likes beer and running, and lives on the edge of Bristol with a very understanding family. He is absolutely not bionic.