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Out of thin air : running wisdom and magic from above the clouds in Ethiopia

Author: Michael Crawley, (Marathon runner)
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Sport, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Michael Crawley, (Marathon runner)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Crawley, (Marathon runner)
ISBN: 9781472975331 1472975332 9781472975324 1472975324
OCLC Number: 1191241948
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Special air --
I could have been a mesinko player --
Following each other's feet --
So good, so far --
Field of dreams --
Zigzagging to the top --
Crazy is good --
To win in Rome would be like winning 1,000 times --
Why it makes sense to run up and down a hill at 3 a.m. --
Where does energy come from? --
The game is worth the candle --
Taking the air --
Of course they are trying to kill each other --
Running is life.
Responsibility: Michael Crawley.

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"Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at 3am to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top ten fastest marathon times ever? Michael Crawley spent fifteen months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success."--Publisher's description.

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Excellent * Runner's World * Through reading this book you will come to understand that the heart and soul of running are to be found in Ethiopia. I welcome everyone to experience the Ethiopian love Read more...

 
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