Two hours the quest to run the impossible marathon pdf

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two hours the quest to run the impossible marathon pdf

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar

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 once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than anyone who has run before. So who will it be?

In 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 history 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 more than running. It is a human drama like no other.
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Review: Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon, by Ed Caesar

It is a question of how you grow. Nothing but your own body will sustain you; everything you have done in your life until the moment you cross the finishing line is connected to the effort'. Two hours, to cover 26 miles and yards. It is running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountain-top. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength and endurance.

Debut author Caesar, a journalist and war correspondent, explores the world of elite marathon running and what it will take for someone to crack the two-hour barrier. Using the tale of champion Kenyan A wide-ranging and compelling account of marathons and the very fastest men who run them. Ed Caesar. It is running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountain-top. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength and endurance.

Debut author Caesar, a journalist and war correspondent, explores the world of elite marathon running and what it will take for someone to crack the two-hour barrier. Using the tale of champion Kenyan A wide-ranging and compelling account of marathons and the very fastest men who run them. Two Hours is his first book. Ed Caesar.

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The marathon is the plain, gangly sister in the athletics family. Lacking the glamour of the sprint or the immediacy of the high jump, the sport is further undermined, in terms of prestige, by its inclusivity: just about anyone can run a marathon in New York, London or Berlin. Yet there exists an elite of marathon runners, and although their names may not be of the household kind — Haile Gebrselassie is a possible exception — their training is as gruelling, their commitment as absolute and, for the best and luckiest, their pay cheques as enticing as one would expect from a global competitive sport. Lying just beyond the vanishing point for the best marathon runners is a mythologised barrier that each dreams of breaking: the sub-two-hour marathon. Some commentators say this is a physical impossibility. But, as Ed Caesar reminds us in his passionately written and often fascinating first book, the four-minute mile was once thought impossible too, just as Everest was unclimbable until Edmund Hillary went and climbed it.

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