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Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

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Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing quest combines a fresh look at barefoot running, practical advice on the sport, and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream: to run with his heroes. Uprooting his family of five, Finn traveled to a small, chaotic town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya — a mecca for long-distance runners, thanks to its high altitude, endless paths, and some of the top training schools in the world. There Finn would run side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls, and barefoot schoolchildren, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters. Amid the daily challenges of training and of raising a family abroad, Finn would learn invaluable lessons about running — and about life.

With a new Afterword by the author

Review:

“Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.” The Boston Globe

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“Not everyone gets to heaven in their lifetime. Adharanand Finn tried to run there, and succeeded. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.” Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run

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“Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.” Publishers Weekly

Review:

“A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.” The Plain Dealer

Review:

“Equal parts cultural examination, cult-of-running treatise, and poignant memoir, Running with the Kenyans thrives on a variety of levels. Like the skilled distance runner he is, Finn paces this book marvelously and then saves the best for the final kick. This book packs all the pleasure and satisfaction — and none of the ancillary pain — of a long training run.” L. Jon Wertheim, senior editor, Sports Illustrated, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Scorecasting

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“Not everyone gets to heaven in their lifetime. Finn tried to run there, and succeeded. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.” Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run

About the Author

Adharanand Finn is a journalist at The Guardian and a freelance writer, contributing regular features for The Guardian, The Independent, and Runner’s World (U.K.).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345528803
Subtitle:
Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Author:
Finn, Adharanand
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.12 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Culture
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » General
Travel » Africa » Kenya
Travel » Special Interest » Sports
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 304 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345528803 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”
"Review" by , “Not everyone gets to heaven in their lifetime. Adharanand Finn tried to run there, and succeeded. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.”
"Review" by , “Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.”
"Review" by , “A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.”
"Review" by , “Equal parts cultural examination, cult-of-running treatise, and poignant memoir, Running with the Kenyans thrives on a variety of levels. Like the skilled distance runner he is, Finn paces this book marvelously and then saves the best for the final kick. This book packs all the pleasure and satisfaction — and none of the ancillary pain — of a long training run.” L. Jon Wertheim, senior editor, Sports Illustrated, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Scorecasting
"Review" by , “Not everyone gets to heaven in their lifetime. Finn tried to run there, and succeeded. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.”
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