The Little Book of Running


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This pocket-sized guide to running is the perfect gift for runners of all ages and experience levels. This handy trivia book is packed with everything you need to know about running, including potted history, quirky facts, sayings and hints about the planet’s most popular exercise form. It includes running philosophy and advice on how to get more out of your daily run. From science to humour, tips to tales, it runs the reader through everything they need to know about pounding the pavement. ‘Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it’ – Oprah Winfrey In 2011, Belgian runner Stefaan Engels set the record for the most consecutive marathons run – 365. He was 49 years of age. A study at the University of Oxford concluded that the post-run buzz people get after running is sparked by cannabinoids – the same substance that’s found in marijuana.


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