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

Adharanand Finn

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"A dusty road stretches into the distance like a pencil line across the arid landscape. Lions, rhino, and buffalo roam the plains on either side. But I haven't come to Kenya to spot wildlife. I've come to run." Whether running is your recreation, your religion, or just a spectator sport, Adharanand Finn's incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you. Part travelogue, part memoir, this mesmerizing quest to uncover the secrets of the world's greatest runners-and put them to the test-combines practical advice, a fresh look at barefoot running, and hard-won spiritual insights. As a boy growing up in the English countryside, Adharanand Finn was a natural runner. While other kids struggled, he breezed through schoolyard races, imagining he was one of his heroes: the Kenyan long-distance runners exploding into prominence as Olympic and world champions. But as he grew up, pursued a career in journalism, married and had children, those childhood dreams slipped away-until suddenly, in his mid-thirties, Finn realized he might have only one chance left to see how far his talents could take him. Uprooting his family of five, including three small children, Finn traveled to Iten, a small, chaotic town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya-a mecca for long-distance runners thanks to its high altitude, endless running paths, and some of the top training schools in the world. Finn would run side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls, and barefoot schoolchildren . . . not to mention the exotic-and sometimes dangerous-wildlife for which Kenya is famous. Here, too, he would meet a cast of colorful characters, including his unflappable guide, Godfrey Kiprotich, a former half marathon champion; Christopher Cheboiboch, one of the fastest men ever to run the New York City Marathon; and Japhet, a poor, bucktoothed boy with unsuspected reservoirs of courage and raw speed. Amid the daily challenges of training and of raising a family abroad, Finn would learn invaluable lessons a

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

8h 9m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:16


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:40


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:35