Running With The Kenyans

Author: Adharanand Finn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571274072
Size: 26.74 MB
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Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains.

The Way Of The Runner

Author: Adharanand Finn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571303188
Size: 14.82 MB
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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.

On Running And Becoming Human

Author: Thomas F. Carter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319748440
Size: 15.22 MB
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How does the simple act of running make us human? As a form of enskilled movement that shapes how we perceive our surroundings, running enacts a mindful bodily engagement with the world, an engagement that generates our very minds through perceptual learning. Thomas F. Carter examines the interrelated aspects of a runner’s being—mind, body, and environs—to illustrate that the skillful act of locomotion is one of principle ways that we as human beings become integral parts of the larger world. Synthesizing recent developments in neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy of mind, On Running proves there is more to running than merely clocking up the miles.

A Race Through The Greatest Running Stories

Author: Damian Hall
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781316864
Size: 62.31 MB
Format: PDF
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Running’s vast history is a fascinating mix of gripping endurance feats, inspired solo pursuits and a whole host of heroes, hellions, and legend-makers. Running historian Damian Hall brings together some of the most incredible, iconic, and at times highly unusual moments from the world of running. Through tales of Emil Zátopek’s record-breaking wins and the birth of the greatest marathons and ultra-trails, as well as the extraordinary feats of the Galloping Granny and Marathon Monks, running’s illustrious past is brought to life. With over 80 striking and unique illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and running trivia.

The Rough Guide To Kenya

Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241278430
Size: 26.92 MB
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The Rough Guide to Kenya has been the most authoritative guide to the country since it was first published in 1987. The fully revised, full-colour 11th edition covers the country in fine detail. Learn how to cope with and enjoy Nairobi; visit the Maasai Mara without the crowds; explore lesser-known parks and conservancies; and make the most of the Indian Ocean coast. A wealth of practical information covers the highways and byways, supported by the most thoroughly researched and reliable background coverage available. Go on safari in Tsavo East, Amboseli, Samburu Reserve and Meru National Park. Explore Rift Valley lakes, Mount Kenya, the Kakamega Forest and the Shimba Hills. Enjoy the Indian Ocean - not just at Diani Beach, Mombasa and Watamu, but also at Msambweni, Tiwi and Kilifi. Stop off in Machakos, Nanyuki and Kisumu and visit local markets, museums and wildlife sanctuaries. Whether you're visiting for a safari and beach holiday or embarking on a longer stay, The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate travel guide.

Author: Chigozie Obioma
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180303843
Size: 26.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Σε μια μικρή πόλη της δυτικής Νιγηρίας τέσσερα νεαρά αδέλφια –ο μικρότερος είναι εννιά και ο μεγαλύτερος δεκαπέντε– εκμεταλλεύονται την απουσία του πατέρα τους από το σπίτι για να πάνε για ψάρεμα στο απαγορευμένο κοντινό ποτάμι. Εκεί θα συναντήσουν έναν επικίνδυνο τρελό που θα προφητεύσει ότι ο μεγαλύτερος αδελφός θα δολοφονηθεί από ένα από τα αδέλφια του. Αυτή η προφητεία θα σταθεί η αφορμή να διαλυθεί ο ισχυρός δεσμός τους και η αφετηρία μιας αλυσίδας τραγικών γεγονότων σχεδόν μυθικών διαστάσεων. Μια ιστορία αγάπης, μίσους και εκδίκησης που διαδραματίζεται με φόντο τις κοινωνικοπολιτικές εξελίξεις στη Νιγηρία της δεκαετίας του ’90. Μια συγκλονιστική αφήγηση με τη φωνή του μικρότερου αδελφού, του Μπέντζαμιν, και εξαιρετική χρήση της γλώσσας. Αναφορές στην αφρικάνικη φύση, στους μύθους και τις δοξασίες της Νιγηρίας, καταγραφή της καθημερινότητας με κύριο άξονα τη σύγκρουση μεταξύ παραδοσιακού και δυτικού τρόπου ζωής, σε ένα έξοχο πρώτο βιβλίο ενός λογοτέχνη που αξιοποιεί με μοντέρνο τρόπο την αφρικάνικη αφηγηματική παράδοση και φαίνεται να έχει μακρά καριέρα μπροστά του.

Author: 亞德哈羅南德.芬恩
Publisher: 時報文化出版
ISBN: 9571366021
Size: 22.70 MB
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「跑步也是一種自我實現的方法。它有一種純潔、一種力量,一種淨化心靈、接近本我的方式,這是其他運動項目較少擁有的特質。」 ──作者 亞德哈羅南德•芬恩(Adharanand Finn) 「我跑,是為了滿足自己的興趣,以及我自己的挑戰,所以我不想因為加入實業團而失去我的自由意志。為自己跑,和作為職業跑者而跑,是完全不同的。」 ──川內優輝(日本知名「市民跑者」) 「開悟之前,砍柴,挑水;開悟之後,砍柴,挑水。」 ──禪之諺語 ●這不僅是一本教讀者如何跑步的書而已,它更藉由深入探討日本人的跑步文化,追尋、思考跑步的奧義; ●作者深入體驗日本的跑步世界及體系,探索其訓練思惟、生活方式、運動信念、文化制度……等各個元素,探索日本之所以成為世界上最著迷於跑步的國家之原因; ●本書同時介紹日本特有的「驛傳」競賽體系和分享自身參與「驛傳」訓練的過程與體悟; ●作者拜訪日本比叡山的馬拉松修行者,述說這些僧侶如何用「千日回峰行」這種跑步方式來挑戰自己、思索人生,及如何在經歷不可思議的一千次馬拉松後發現修行的意義; ●訪問日本知名的「市民跑者」--川內優輝,暢談他對跑步的思考和日常訓練。 ●本書更比較肯亞和日本這兩個長跑大國在訓練方式和跑步文化的差異。 作者亞德哈羅南德•芬恩(Adharanand Finn)為瞭解日本的「驛傳」體系、訓練方式和運動思惟,長時間浸淫在日本獨特的跑步世界裡,發掘我們所不知道的日本跑步文化。對於任何想要跑的更快、更遠、更好的人,及急欲探索自己為何要跑的人,作者在這趟跑步旅程中所體驗到的、學習到的──關於訓練、競賽、跑姿、態度、團隊合作、追求最佳成績,以及跑者的自我追尋等等──都將令讀者和跑者深深著迷與有所啟發。 推薦人: 紀政(希望基金會 董事長) 林義傑(SuperRace 品牌創辦人) 陳彥博(極地超級馬拉松運動員) 推薦序: 江彥良(江湖跑堂國際馬拉松協會理事長) 邱靖貽(昭昀律師事務所共同主持律師) 徐國峰(教練) 張烽益(台灣驛傳促進同好會召集人) 趙天麟(立委跑者)

Lore Of Running

Author: Timothy Noakes
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780873229593
Size: 51.88 MB
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Dr. Noakes explores the physiology of running, all aspects of training, and recognizing, avoiding, and treating injuries. 133 illustrations.

Run For Life

Author: Roy M. Wallack
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393443
Size: 35.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Counsels running athletes on how to maintain active fitness throughout one's senior years, explaining the potential health benefits of running while making recommendations on everything from strength training and improving flexibility to fighting bone loss and preventing back pain. Original.