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Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Adharanand Finn
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'I've seldom read a better account of the exhilaration of running...what gives Running With the Kenyans its special appeal is Finn's charm ... He's unusually engaging company both on and off the track.' Evening Standard

'An engaging memoir...The book is populated with engagingly drawn characters and towards the end, Finn's quest - the burning need to attain a certain marathon time - is gripping.' Daily Telegraph

A hugely inspiring story of what is possible when we dare to try.' --Ruth Field, author of Run Fat Bitch Run

'If Chris McDougall's 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, and should be required reading for anyone planning their first fun run or marathon. In the tradition of the best sports writing he 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 Why We Run

'[This] beautifully crafted account of an expedition of discovery to Kenya defies categorisation ... The adventure is captivating.' --Nick Pitt, The Sunday Times Books of the Year

'In unobtrusively beautiful prose, [Finn] evokes the will to run at the heart of Kenyan life.' --Sunday Telegraph

'In unobtrusively beautiful prose, [Finn] evokes the will to run at the heart of Kenyan life.' --Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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An epic personal quest to discover the remarkable secrets of the world's greatest runners. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 or @adharanand. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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