John Hanc

Writer, teacher, runner.

John Hanc’s thirteen books include the award-winning memoirs, The Coolest Race on Earth about his experience running the Antarctica Marathon; and Not Dead Yet, the story of Type 1 diabetic bike racer Phil Southerland.

His most recent book is The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports and Life, co-authored with ultradistance runner and adventure racer Travis Macy, and published by Da Capo Press.

Hanc is a longtime columnist and contributor to Newsday in New York and a contributing editor to Runner’s World magazine. He is also a contributor to The New York Times, and a contributing writer to the digital edition of Smithsonian magazine.