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Running with the Kenyans

Adharanand Finn

Running with the Kenyans

passion, adventure, and the secrets of the fastest people on earth

by Adharanand Finn

  • 247 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Running,
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging,
  • TRAVEL / Africa / Kenya,
  • Runners (Sports),
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Kenyan National characteristics,
  • Track and field

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAdharanand Finn
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1061.23.K4 F56 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25270303M
    ISBN 109780345528797, 9780345533524
    LC Control Number2012009641

      Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans, which was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards, and shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book is an editor at the Guardian and a freelance is also a former junior cross-country runner and now competes for /5(). RUN with KENYANS, Boston, MA. likes 2 talking about this. RUN with KENYANS promotes Kenya’s running culture by bringing serious and recreational runners to .

      From the book: “[Kenyans] run with the leaders because they think they can beat them, and if harsh reality proves that they can't, they Occupation: Freelance Writer. This book is a very easy, light read. Neither pure sports writing nor travel writing, Finn balances his experiences of running in Kenya with Kenya's greatest runners in a style that will leave you inspired by the Kenyan athletes, the dominance of Kenyan running, and smiling along with the perspectives of the Kenyan athletes' attitudes to life/5().

      Slowly but surely, he starts to connect the dots as to exactly how and why the East Africans, the Kenyans specifically, are indeed the best runners in .   Long-distance running can be a spiritual experience, says Sinclair McKay, reviewing Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn; but many are also using their talent to 4/5.


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). About Running with the Kenyans “Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”—The Boston Globe Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth.

Finn’s mesmerizing quest. Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth - Kindle edition by Finn, Adharanand. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth/5(). InAdharanand Finn spent six months in Kenya researching his book Running with the Kenyans.

Earlier this year he returned to Iten, the town. Adharanand Finn's 'Running with the Kenyans' is a heartfelt study of our urge to run The Kenyan winners of the London Marathon: Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang Photo: Eddie Mulholland By.

Running with the Kenyans is a very different book, compared to Born to I’m a huge fan of the latter, Finn’s story is on a much more personal level and focuses on his own progress as he trains with the Kenyan runners to run a sub marathon. The first book that I picked up after submitting my final manuscript was Running With the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn (disclosure: this book was a media copy provided free of charge by Random House).

Running With the Kenyans is a book that I had been looking forward to reading for quite some time. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.” (Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run) “If you want to know the secrets of Kenyan runners, and have a rollicking adventure along the way, join Finn in his fascinating tale of what it is to go stride for stride with the fastest people on Earth.” (Neal Bascomb, author of The Perfect Mile).

As he did with Running with the Kenyans and The Way of the Runner, Finn penetrates some of the most fascinating running communities across the world to learn from and train with the individuals Occupation: Contributing Writer.

Running with the Kenyans. 4, likes 13 talking about this. It's a bookFollowers: K. Author of Running with the Kenyans, and forthcoming book on running in Japan View my complete profile.

Blog Archive (3) January (3) Moving to the Guardian for a while; Iten: land of a thousand runners; Roaring lions and other creatures (21). "Running with the Kenyans" is a great read."--Bernd Heinrich, author of "Why We Run"" ""If you want to know the secrets of Kenyan runners, and have a rollicking adventure along the way, join Finn in his fascinating tale of what it is to go stride for stride with the fastest people on Earth."--Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile"/5(K).

An extremely good book If 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 In the tradition of the best sports writing, Finn 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.

Running with the Kenyans is a great read.”—Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run “If you want to know the secrets of Kenyan runners, and have a rollicking adventure along the way, join Finn in his fascinating tale of what it is to go stride for stride with the fastest people on Earth.”—Neal Bascomb, author of The Perfect Mile/5().

Running with the Kenyans is a great read.”—Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run “Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.”—Publishers Weekly “A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.”—The Plain Dealer.

Adharanand Finn is the author of Running With the Kenyans, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is an editor at the Guardian and a freelance journalist. He currently competes with the Torbay Athletic Club in Devon, U.K., where he lives with his family. Follow him on Twitter at @: Pegasus Books.

After reading Christopher McDougall's Born to Run (), he tried running barefoot, which he counts as one of the keys to Kenyans' speed because "it forces you to adopt a better running style." Finn notes additional secrets to their success: training camps, running to school, getting plenty of rest and eating a primarily vegetarian diet.

Unlike other running books that boast and brag about being a “fast” runner, this book is for the LARGEST group of runners out there, middle of the pack runners that are trying to do the best for themselves, stay injury free, and train healthy while still living their first starts out stating you must first stop calling yourself.

The Kenya Experience running camps provide an inspirational location, expert coaching and a supportive group environment for runners of all levels.

With an emphasis on doing it ‘the Kenyan way’ the camps include guided runs, practical workshops and an exciting itinerary outside of the actual training. You will meet and learn from top Kenyan.Book Review. Running With the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth.

Adharanand Finn. Review by Brady Holmer, FTC and TeamFTC member, Graduate Research Assistant, Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory, University of Florida “In Kenya, do you have runners like that?Interesting, poignant, and at times funny, this book immerses you in African culture and the cult that is Kenyan running.

A great book to read for any runner but non-runners interested in African culture shouldn't pass this one by. Photos at the beginning of each chapter make the stories all the more personal and interesting/5(7).