A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the
award-winning author of Running With The Kenyans Welcome to Japan,
the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where...A
135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event.
Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in
some of the most competitive races in the world. Marathon monks run
a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual
enlightenment. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running
With The Kenyans - spent six months immersed in this unique running
culture to discover what it might teach us about the sport and
about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn 40, he also hoped
to find out whether the Japanese approach to training might help
him run faster. What he learned - about competition, team work,
form, chasing personal bests, and about himself - will fascinate
anyone keen to explore why we run, and how we might do it better.