Running with the Kenyans

After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, the author set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. This book tells his story.
Author:
Adharanand Finn

Short Description

After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, the author set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. This book tells his story.

Long description

After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains. With global attention on both the London Marathon in April 2012 and the London Olympics in the summer, there has never been a more exciting time to experience what it is really like to train and race with the stars of distance running.

Product details

Author:
Adharanand Finn
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
ISBN:
9780571274055
Pages:
304
Width (mm):
135
Length (mm):
216

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