Health and fitness expert John Durant to visit Penn State Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — Author and health and fitness expert John Durant will visit Penn State Hazleton on Monday, Oct. 17, to meet with students. For the public, Durant will hold a book signing at 6 p.m. in the campus bookstore, followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building.

Durant is The New York Times best-selling author of "The Paleo Manifesto" and "Spartan Fit!" with Joe DeSena, the founder of Spartan Race. He is the founder of Wild Ventures (, a seed fund focused on consumer health products and technology.

He has been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker, interviewed on "The Colbert Report" and NPR's "Morning Edition," and he has been rated one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness.

Durant studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard University under Steven Pinker before moving to New York City and becoming a “professional caveman” — mimicking a hunter-gatherer diet, running barefoot through Central Park, experimenting with intermittent fasting, and doing polar bear swims in the Atlantic Ocean.

For additional information, call the University Relations Office at 570-450-3180.