By Adharanand Finn

Welcome to Japan, the main running-obsessed state on the earth, and residential to a different working tradition in contrast to whatever Adharanand Finn, writer of Running with the Kenyans, has even experienced.

It could come as a shock to many folks, yet Japan is the main running-obsessed state on the earth. A 135-mile relay race, or "ekiden" is the country's greatest annual carrying occasion. millions runners compete for company groups in one of the most aggressive races on the planet. The mythical "marathon clergymen" run one thousand marathons in one thousand days to arrive non secular enlightenment.

Yet rather a lot of Japan's operating tradition is still a secret to the skin international, on par with a few of the distinct points of latest Japan. Adharanand Finn, the award-winning writer of Running with the Kenyans, spent six months immersed during this distinctive operating tradition to find what it may possibly train us in regards to the recreation and approximately Japan.

As an novice runner approximately to show forty, he additionally was hoping to determine no matter if a eastern method of education may help him run swifter. What he learns―about pageant, crew paintings, shape, chasing own bests, and approximately himself―will fascinate and shock somebody prepared to discover why we run and the way we would do it better.

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