Inspiring story. Perhaps not as well crafted or engaging as Born to Run, but in the same genre. This will have a more narrow appeal than BTR, however. I don't see many non-runners being interested by the book. The subject is more than worthy of attention and has seemingly been ignored the mainstream sports media -- why are nearly ALL of the top distance runners from Iten, an obscure village in the mountains Kenya?? Their domination of distance running is like nothing the world has seen before. These athletes run speeds that were unimaginable just 15 years ago, and their running form is amazing to behold. Hopefully we'll see more books on this topic in the near future! The only negative is the quirky British narrator, who would be entirely out of place if it weren't for the fact that the author is british. At certain points, his style is almost robotic.
I wanted to run the whole time I was reading the book!
I was reminded of the runner's heritage because of the audio, and more keen to the cultural differences.
Run, Forrest, run!
I've told all of my friends about this book.
This is a very good and entertaining story, well written and well performed. I enjoyed it.
The book was disappointing. Kind of rambled and lost focus.
I really like John Lee he is a good reader.
It was okay but I would not recommend it to anyone.
I like more heroic-stories, while listening and during my long runs. This wasn't bad, but same time I wasn't too inspired-nor interested of whole subject. Chris McDougall's Born to Run superior many ways. Bottom line: there isn't any Kenyan-secrets to find out - so why bother to read this.
I listened to the story several times- a few chapters over and over. I loved the race prep and the visual impression of the villages.
It hit on my favorite topics; travel, adventure, running, family and wild animals. What could be better?!!
The scene on NY eve at the game preserve.... lions think of a tent no differently than a rock...
Fast & curious
Running with Kenyans was just a bit too slow for me, nothing grabbed me.
It seems like a nice story and I feel a little sad saying I really didn't love it.