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Running with the Kenyans Completely Satisfying, As Well Paced And Exhilarating As A Good Run The Boston Globe As A Boy, Adharanand Finn Was A Natural Runner, Imagining He Was One Of His Heroes The Kenyan Long Distance Runners Exploding Into Prominence As Olympic And World Champions But Those Childhood Dreams Slipped Away Until Suddenly, In His Mid Thirties, Finn Saw And Seized An Opportunity To Learn The Secrets Of The Fastest Runners On Earth Uprooting His Family Of Five, Finn Traveled To A Small, Chaotic Town In The Rift Valley Province Of Kenya A Mecca For Long Distance Runners Thanks To Its High Altitude, Endless Running Paths, And Some Of The Top Training Schools In The World There Finn Would Run Side By Side With Olympic Champions, Young Hopefuls, And Barefoot Schoolchildren, And Meet A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters Amid The Daily Challenges Of Training And Of Raising A Family Abroad, Finn Would Learn Invaluable Lessons About Running And About Life Running With The Kenyans Is Than One Man S Pursuit Of A Lifelong Dream It S A Fascinating Portrait Of A Magical Country And An Extraordinary People Seemingly Born To Run With A New Afterword By The Author Not Everyone Gets To Heaven In Their Lifetime Adharanand Finn Tried To Run There, And Succeeded 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 MovementThe Plain Dealer

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Running with the Kenyans
  • Adharanand Finn
  • 20 August 2017
  • 0345528808

10 thoughts on “Running with the Kenyans

  1. says:

    Finn uproots his extremely supportive wife and kids from their home in England and moves to Kenya towell, it s not totally clear He wants to see if he can run better, even starting in midlife And at least nominally, he wants to learn what makes Kenyans such good runners So he goes to live in Kenya for a few months, and runs with some Kenyans.And that sor less my issue with the book, insofar as I have an issue It isn t that Finn doesn t acknowledge his privilege He does, sort of Finn uproots his extremely supportive wife and kids from their home in England and moves to Kenya towell, it s not totally clear He wants to see if he can run better, even starting in midlife And at least nominally, he wants to learn what makes Kenyans such good runners So he goes to live in Kenya for a few months, and runs with some Kenyans.And...

  2. says:

    I finished this in a day, like literally This book is just, amazing The author brought me into his journey to Kenya, where he lived there for six months to learn and train with Kenyan runners, and to find out what are the secrets to be the best runner in the world The writing flows easily, the plot seamless, the stories affective Non too melancholic, I did shed a tear or two reading the last chapter, highlighting his running goal the Lewa Marathon I urge runners to read this, I mean even I I finished this in a day, like literally This book is just, amazing The author brought me into his journey to Kenya, where he lived there for six months to learn and train wi...

  3. says:

    It s the most tantalizing title since Born to Run, and along the same lines a Westerner, intent on learning the secrets of a culture truly born to run, goes and lives among this foreign people temporarily, partly to see if some of their secret sauce can help his own running, but partly just to see, well, what it s like, and what that secret is Along the way, he meets some true characters, subjects himself and his family in...

  4. says:

    I m not quite sure what to make of this It says it s the running secrets of the fastest people on earth It says it s the memoir of someone who wanted to see how good a runner he could be It s a travelogue of Kenya Well, it s sort of all of those, but not really any of them For starters, there are no secrets revealed It s all pretty obvious Kenyans are fast because they run a lot as children, miles day in day out as part of their lives T...

  5. says:

    I must confess the reason I loved reading this book is not that I m a runner, a former runner, a fan of running, although the sport has been of interest for many years And not because Finn has written an enjoyable, interesting, self effacing journey of discovery tale filled with unique observations and fascinating facts a good read, to be sure No, the main reason I loved this book is its portrayal and descriptions of Iten, the town on the Rift Valley Escarpment that is the main setting and a I must confess the reason I loved reading this book is not that I m a runner, a former runner, a fan of running, although the sport has been of interest for many years And not because Finn has written an enjoyable, interesting, self effacing journey of discovery tale filled with unique observations and fascinating facts a good read, to be sure No, the main reason I loved this book is its portrayal and descriptions of Iten, the town on the Rift Valley Escarpment that is the main setting and a locus for serious long distance runners from around the world You see, I lived very near Iten when it was just a sleepy district center before becoming the marathoner s mecca.How wonderful to read the town has grown with a number of training camps, the Kerio View Hotel just in the planning stages back in my day , and yet remains recognizable despite all the...

  6. says:

    It s no Born to Run, but it was still quite good This is a nonfiction book about why Kenyans are beating the pants off the rest of us in basically all running events be they short sprint distance races, or marathons It s part travelogue and part running book, which is key, I think even as a runner myself, I think books purely about just running and nothing else are kind of boring, so including the aspects about life in Kenya and travel through Kenya make this a much better book SPOILER It s no Born to Run, but it was still quite good This is a nonfiction book about why Kenyans are beating the pants off the rest of us in basically all running events be they short sprint distance races, or marathons It s part travelogue and part running book, which is key, I think even as a runner myself, I think books purely about just running and nothing else are kind of boring, so including the aspects about life in Kenya and travel through Kenya make this a much better book SPOILER So does he answer the question No, but that s because there is no definitive answer there are a number of factors contributing to the Kenyans mind boggling running success Barefoot running, training camps where the athletes JUST train and rest they don t have other jobs , the tendency for kids to run back and forth to school they need to go home for lunch, and there are no school buses Plus homes are spread apart and the school is never close to where you live , a hardscra...

  7. says:

    Last month I ran a big 15K near my hometown It s a race that, despite taking place in a small city in the middle of nowhere upstate NY , is locally notorious for being dominated by Kenyan runners every year And during the last week, I ve been watching East African runners consistently leading the pack of every distance race in the London Olympics So when I spotted this book at the library, my curiosity was piqued why are Kenyan runners so talented Having already read Christopher McDougall s Last month I ran a big 15K near my hometown It s a race that, despite taking place in a small city in the middle of nowhere upstate NY , is locally notorious for being dominated by Kenyan runners every year And during the last week, I ve been watching East African runners consistently leading the pack of every distance race in the London Olympics So when I spotted this book at the library, my curiosity was piqued why are Kenyan...

  8. says:

    If you re looking here for the secret of the Kenyan runner you may be disappointed But if you are interested to see how some Kenyans, who are runners, live in a small community while training for the big win, then you may enjoy this book Much like a voyeur, the reader is given a glimpse into life in Kenya for a runne...

  9. says:

    I m not a runner yet , but I thought this was an excellent book If it weren t for the Goodreads giveaways, I probably never would have picked up this book, assuming I wouldn t understand it It s completely accessible, part non fiction running book and part memoir I got so involved with the character...

  10. says:

    This book will only interest runners, but every runner should read it to understand why the Kenyans dominate running.

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