When I first picked it up I had no idea what I was going to think about the book but I really enjoyed Lives; Running.
A curious and innovative mix of personal reminiscence, political and sporting history and philosophical reflection on the physicality of our bodies.
I suspect the subject matter (looking back at a teenage middle distance running career) might not be to everybody's taste, but the writing is excellent and the telling of the tale enthralling). There's a solid pace to the book that reflects its subject matter and makes reading feel effortless. I certainly found myself reading the entire thing in just two sittings and I'd heartily recommend it - for its unique style, for its fascinating blend of personal and political and most of all for it's explanation of how Seb Coe even ran like a Tory.