The Resource The way of the runner : a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running, Adharanand Finn

The way of the runner : a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running, Adharanand Finn

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The way of the runner : a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running
Title
The way of the runner
Title remainder
a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running
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Adharanand Finn
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Language
eng
Summary
It may come as a surprise to many people, but Japan is the most running-obsessed country on earth. A 135-mile relay race, or "ekiden" is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. The legendary "marathon monks" run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Yet so much of Japan's running culture remains a mystery to the outside world, on par with many of the unique aspects of contemporary Japan. Adharanand Finn, the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans, spent six months immersed in this one of a kind running culture to discover what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. As an amateur runner about to turn 40, he also hoped to find out whether a Japanese approach to training might help him run faster. What he learns--about competition, team work, form, chasing personal bests, and about himself--will fascinate and surprise anyone keen to explore why we run and how we might do it better
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Finn, Adharanand
Dewey number
796.42/40952
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1061.23.J3
LC item number
F56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Finn, Adharanand
  • Finn, Adharanand
  • Running
  • Long-distance relay races
  • Long-distance relay races
  • Running
  • Japan
  • Anecdotes
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The way of the runner : a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running, Adharanand Finn
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9781681774398
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (OCoLC)923794488
  • 749417
  • (OCoLC)ocn923794488
  • 749417
  • 759804
Label
The way of the runner : a journey into the fabled world of Japanese running, Adharanand Finn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9781681774398
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923794488
  • 749417
  • (OCoLC)ocn923794488
  • 749417
  • 759804

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