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The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running Kindle Edition

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What an adventure! From the first page, I was hooked. A heartwarming journey into a wonderful world that I never knew existed until Finn swept me up and brought me there.--Christopher McDougall, author of NATURAL BORN HEROES and BORN TO RUN

It's a wonderful adventure, and it's not far-fetched at all to liken it to one of Plimpton's escapades, even if Finn seems to be a better runner than Plimpton was a football player. An elegant, well-written pleasure even for readers with no particular interest in foot racing.

Brilliant, funny, charming and wise. Finn shines a light on a way of life that puts serious running at the heart of its culture and shows why the way of the runner: the racing and preparation, but also the culture, diet and lifestyle, is really a way of life--one that all of us, runners and non-runners alike should all aspire to.--Robin Harvie, author of WHY WE RUN

Finn's explorations of Japanese running culture will be fascinating to anyone who enjoys the sport or is interested in learning about life in Japan.

Combines great storytelling with immersive research. Finn, a lovely, anxious narrator as he approaches his 40th birthday worried about his race times, discovers how utterly ingrained in the Japanese psyche running is--as a mainstay of both community and psychology. Useful as a fresh perspective on your own running.--Alexandra Heminsley, author of RUNNING LIKE A GIRL

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A fascinating and personal exploration of Japan's obsession with running by Adharanand Finn, award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 808 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (31 Mar. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SEU8848
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,549 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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