Review: Run­ning with the Kenyans: Pas­sion, Adven­ture, and the Secrets of the Fastest Peo­ple on Earth

Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Run­ning with the Kenyans: Pas­sion, Adven­ture, and the Secrets of the Fastest Peo­ple on Earth by Adha­ranand Finn
My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars

The secret is that there is no secret, just a myr­i­ad of help­ful cul­tur­al and envi­ron­men­tal fac­tors of which not a sin­gle one is the dri­ving force. Def­i­nite­ly, this book has helped me put the recent break­ing of the two hour marathon lim­it in a cer­tain per­spec­tive. Mr. Kip­choge is def­i­nite­ly a prod­uct of his sur­round­ings and cul­ture, as we all are. How­ev­er, now it is clear what drove him to make these claims and put every­thing on the line to make it so. Most of all it was a great trav­el sto­ry and it enthu­si­asts me to head down south there once myself. 

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