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The Way of the Runner

Adharanand Finn

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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ISBN
9780571303182
Date Published
31.03.2015
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Summary

Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country’s biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams, paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.

Adharanand Finn – award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans – moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn forty, he also hoped find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help him keep improving. What he learned – about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself – will fascinate anyone who is keen to explore why we run, and how we might do it better.

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Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans (2012), The Way of the Runner (2015) and The Rise of the Ultra Runners (2019). The first of these was the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Award. He is…

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