Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn

Running with the Kenyans

By Adharanand Finn

  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
From 46 Ratings
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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 Kenyan way

    By coops8000
    A good read into what it takes to become the best in the secrets or magic, just good old graft and dedication. Worth a read for sure 😀
  • Brilliant

    By scott2385
    Loved it from start to finish.
  • Running With The Kenyan's

    By Shadys Saviour
    Such an amazing book I couldn't put it down, there's a reason why Kenyan's dominate long distance running and this book explains why, so inspiring a must read for all Runners.
  • Inspiring

    By VickieLT
    As a runner myself, I have read most running book going but passed over this one initially. Once I finally downloaded and got reading I simply could not stop. At times it felt as if Adharanand Finn was a personal friend recounting his adventure; letting you in on his fascinating experience of live in a small pocket of Kenya, through the fixed backdrop of running. If you are looking for some motivation get reading!
  • Fantastic stuff

    By shoddybugger
    A great read to inspire runners and non runners alike.
  • Running with the Kenyans

    By Stub106
    A great book that kept me hooked from beginning to end, as a runner myself it made me want to pack up and move to Kenya ! It left me with a warm feeling and motivated to get out and run:-) an essential read for all, brilliant.