Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year - Shortlisted for the William
Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer
category at the British Sports Book Awards. After years of watching
Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races,
Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover what
it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up.
Packing up his family, he moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital
of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to
school, the food, the altitude, or something else? At the end of
his journey he put his research to the test by running his first
marathon, across the Kenyan plains. This edition includes a new
chapter covering the 2012 Olympics.