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    Description"Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run."--"The Boston Globe" 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 "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" "Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn's journey makes for a smart and entertaining read."--"Publishers Weekly" "A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.""--The Plain Dealer"


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    Title
    Running with the Kenyans
    Subtitle
    Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adharanand Finn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345528803
    ISBN 10: 0345528808
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFGK
    BIC subject category V2: WSK
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24460
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000
    B&T Approval Code: A09203000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, TRV002030, TRV026080
    DC22: 796.425092
    DC21: 796.425092
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Ballantine Books
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books
    Publication date
    09 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.).
    Review quote
    Advance praise for "Running with the Kenyans" " " "Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run."--"The Boston Globe" "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" "Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn's journey makes for a smart and entertaining read."--"Publishers Weekly" "A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.""--The Plain Dealer" "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" "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" " " "If you want to know the secrets of Kenyan runners, and have a rollicking adventure along the way, join Finn in his fascinating tale of what it is to go stride for stride with the fastest people on Earth."--Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile" "An extremely good book . . . If "Born to Run" taught us what to wear (or not to wear) when running, Finn's fascinating "Running with the Kenyans" teaches us how to run. . . . In the tradition of the best sports writing, Finn embedded himself fully in his subject and reveals, for the first time, just how close we are to the holy grail of the sub-two-hour marathon."--Robin Harvie, author of "The Lure of Long Distances" "A beautif