Two hours : The quest to run the impossible marathon : Book review
So I have read the above named book and my thought’s in a nutshell, are that it is a generally great book for running geeks like me. Who have an interest in running, the marathon and the history of the marathon. You will learn a little about running reading this book, but it is not a book for learning how to run a fast marathon. But it is a really interesting read and gives a good insight into the world of elite marathoning.
Summing it up :
Two hours : The quest to run the impossible marathon : By Ed Caesar
Words that sum it up : History, inspiration, fasinating
What’s it all about : This book examings elite marathon performance over time and asks the quetion, we all want to know the answer to. Can someone run a sub-2 hour marathon.
For : Runners with a genuine interest in the marathon, its history and its future.
Favorite moment : The inside details of how East African runners see the outside world and how they live their lives, the school motto “Strive for Zenith”, Mutai’s little phrases to motivate himself and as well as the touching note from his wife he had pinned up on his wall “My Darling, i promise to always be there for you in favourable and unfavourable situations, anywhere, anytime. Know that you hold a specail place in my heart”. And i also liked finding out that Madison Square garden has a pivital place in marathon history, which made staying near it. When I went to New York after Boston, even more special to this running geek. Oh and you get to find how how exactly the 26.2 mile distance came about……interesting reading.