By Adharanand Finn
Welcome to Japan, the main running-obsessed country on the earth, and residential to a distinct working tradition not like whatever Adharanand Finn, writer of Running with the Kenyans, has even experienced.
It may perhaps come as a shock to many folks, yet Japan is the main running-obsessed kingdom in the world. A 135-mile relay race, or "ekiden" is the country's largest annual wearing occasion. hundreds of thousands runners compete for company groups in the most aggressive races on the earth. The mythical "marathon clergymen" run 1000 marathons in 1000 days to arrive non secular enlightenment.
Yet loads of Japan's working tradition continues to be a secret to the skin international, on par with a few of the special points of up to date Japan. Adharanand Finn, the award-winning writer of Running with the Kenyans, spent six months immersed during this specific operating tradition to find what it might probably train us in regards to the game and approximately Japan.
As an beginner runner approximately to show forty, he additionally was hoping to determine no matter if a eastern method of education may also help him run quicker. What he learns―about pageant, group paintings, shape, chasing own bests, and approximately himself―will fascinate and shock an individual willing to discover why we run and the way we would do it better.
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