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    • The Rise of the Ultra Runners

    • A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance
    • By: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: Adharanand Finn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest growing in the world. But is it an antidote to modern life or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and from a 24-hour track race in Tooting to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. 

    Non-member price: $31.75

    • The Rise of the Ultra Runners

    • By: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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    Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport - with races that extend into hundreds of miles, often in extreme environments - an antidote to modern life, or is it a symptom of a modern illness? In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic for an ultra runner

    • By Anonymous User on 14-05-2019

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • Running with the Kenyans

    • By: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: Paul Tyreman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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    After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his life he moved from Devon to Iten, in Kenya, to eat with, interview, sleep beside and - most importantly – run with, some of the greatest runners in the world. In the distance rests his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in an epic first marathon across the Kenyan plains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and told story of a runners dream.

    • By David on 25-10-2018

    Non-member price: $24.50

    • The Way of the Runner

    • By: Adharanand Finn
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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    A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans. Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race 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. Marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring stuff, and fascinating, too.

    • By MICHAEL R CAVANAGH on 25-10-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41