Marathon Expert Ed Caesar On Two Hours & World Records
Endurance running, Kenyan marathoners
UK-based journalist Ed Caesar has written an excellent book taking us deep inside the world of professional marathon runners. It’s called Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon, and thanks to his meticulous, on-the-ground research, it tells you everything you’d ever want to know about running 26.2 miles at the ultra-elite level.
Ed’s expertly-told tale brings us along to the big-money races in the United States and Europe as well as to the remote villages in Kenya where the runners live and train. It’s one of the very few books I’ve come across that shows the human side and the vulnerabilities of these amazing endurance athletes.
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