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    DescriptionSunday Times Sports Book of the Year. It is shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. It is shortlisted in the Best New Writer category of the British Sports Book Awards. 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.


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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: Other digital
    Number of pages: 320
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571274079
    ISBN 10: 0571274072
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFGK
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000, BIO026000
    DC23: 796.4252092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SHBF
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    03 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adharanand Finn is an editor at the Guardian and a freelance journalist, writing regular features for the Guardian, the Independent and Runner's World. He is a former junior county cross-country runner and recently won a 10k in Exeter, Devon, where he and his family usually live. Follow his journey on http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/series/running-with-the-kenyans or @adharanand.