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  1. says:

    We are hardwired to discover new ways to challenge ourselves To run a 26 miles and 365 yards of a marathon in under two h

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    It's good journalism and storytelling Being perfectly honest I don't know how much interest this book will hold for non runners but I found it fascinating There are four main themes there the history of marathon running the assault on the titular two hours record the analysis of Kenyan running phenomenon and the story of o

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    “Mutai is a Kenyan a Kalenjin and a Kipsigis He was born in the village of Euator which sits at nearly 9000 feet in the lush highlands at th

  4. says:

    While not exactly what I'd expected Ed Caesar has done a remarkable job of cohesively stringing together information that he's gathered over much time spent with elite Kenyan primarily there is also some exposure to Ethiopian elites as well runners; he has given generously of his time resources skills and goodwill to make these interviews and fact finding missions possible In return he has been provided unprecedented access to int

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    The fly on the wall insider account is a hallmark of sports literature and when the subjects are open and engaging and on field happenings dramatic and captivating think A Season on the Brink and recently Collision Low Cro

  6. says:

    I read this on recommendation of my marathon man husband I really enjoyed it because it does not only speak to running as a science and hobby but also telling the personal and inspiring stories of running heroes who grew up in the

  7. says:

    This came out a year prior to the announcement of Nike's Breaking2 project which I found funny as Adidas is mentioned consistently throughout the book Some interesting stuff about training but ultimately just jumps around too much and could have been cut down

  8. says:

    For all the nerdy runners out there this book is for you For all the non nerdy runners out there I do not think you’d like this book 😝This book mostly follows the running career of Geoffrey Mutai an elite K

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    A history of the marathon that lobs in a few insights about running Aside from that I suspect the book was hashed out as PR for a s

  10. says:

    This was a heck of a book The history of distance races was new to me as was much of the day to day life of people in the high altitude towns of Kenya from which so many fast distance runners originate Geoffrey Mutai is a great centerpiece for this book analyzing marathons from several angles It was such a shame to read the chapter about performance enhancing drugs and their effects upon distance running Baseball and we

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review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Ed Caesar

Two Hours

E seen as impossible for the human body But now we can glimpse the mountaintop The sub two hour marathon will reuire an exceptional combination of speed mental strength and endurance The pioneer will have to endure live braver plan better and be luckier than anyone who has run before So who will it beIn this spellbinding book journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners some of the greatest runners on earth Through the stories of these rich characters like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai around whom the narrative is built Caesar traces the hi While not exactly what I d expected Ed Caesar has done a remarkable job of cohesively stringing together information that he s gathered over much time spent with elite Kenyan primarily there is also some exposure to Ethiopian elites as well runners he has given generously of his time resources skills and goodwill to make these interviews and fact finding missions possible In return he has been provided unprecedented access to international races athletes their coaches and their culture to share an update with readers in layman s terms on the uest to get closer to a mythical marathon finish time Although he interviews and writes about several other elite level distance runners and gives a succinct history and breakdown of the marathon as a distance race the primary focus of this book is Geoffrey Mutai Caesa

Summary Two Hours

Just published to extraordinary acclaim in Britain as “ Hoop Dreams for runners” The Spectator and “a celebration of the human spirit” The Observer Two Hours is the first book from a blazing new talent who “has established himself as perhaps the best new long form magazine writer since the arrival of John Jeremiah Sullivan” The Guardian and whose “reportage has the wonderfully old fashioned feel of the very best of American journalism” The Sunday Times Two hours to cover twenty six miles and 385 yards It is running’s Everest a feat onc Mutai is a Kenyan a Kalenjin and a Kipsigis He was born in the village of Euator which sits at nearly 9000 feet in the lush highlands at the western escarpment of the Rift Valley and as its name suggests at the belt line of the world He is a husband a father a son a grandson a nephew a cousin a coach a businessman and a potentate He is a rich man who grew up without shoes A retelling of the marathon from its roots of origin to how it exists today You will read of the history of how it has found its way to cities like Boston New York and London He has put before the reader facts true lives he accounts on and one great runner he expounds on right from his youth to his most recent achievements The author successful puts in the readers mind a story behind the face the winner the elite athlete Geoffrey Mutai

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï Ed Caesar

Story of the marathon as well as the science physiology and psychology involved in running so fast for so long And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal enthralling appeal and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport few people understand It takes us from big money races in the United States and Europe to remote villages in Kenya It’s about talent heroism and refusing to accept defeat It is a book about running that is about much than running It is a human drama like no othe This came out a year prior to the announcement of Nike s Breaking2 project which I found funny as Adidas is mentioned consistently throughout the book Some interesting stuff about training but ultimately just jumps around too much and could have been cut down

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Two Hours
  • Ed Caesar
  • English
  • 01 May 2017
  • 9781451685848

About the Author: Ed Caesar

Ed Caesar is a British author and feature writer who contributes to the New York Times Magazine the Atlantic Outside the Sunday Times Magazine of London and British G Caesar was named Writer of the Year in 2013 by the UK's Professional Publishers Association