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This felt like a tough read and I really wish I'd taken the trouble to read some of the lower rated reviews on here before purchasing this book.
There IS an interesting story in here about the authors attempt at the Spartathlon, a race I'd never heard of previously but it's wrapped up in a lot of meaningless and dull side stories.
What is absolutely maddening are the literary references which seem to have been crow barred in for no real purpose. In a single paragraph on the Thames the author includes 4 quotes from different authors about rivers so the whole narrative becomes "As Proust said in x" or "Rousseau describes in y". I nearly gave up on the book as a result.
There is something in here for runners but there are many better running books out there to spend your money on.