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Run to Win: Training Secrets of the Kenyan Runners Paperback – May 30, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag (May 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841261882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841261881
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jurg Wirz is a freelance journalist and author, bases since 1999 in Eldoret, Kenya. He is the founder of a renowned Swiss Running magazine and writes for several journals from Runner's World to the IAAF-magazine. He has also published several books on Running. Jurg Wirz is a friend of Paul Tergat and can claim for himself that he knows Kenyan Running like no other journalist.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lorenzo Coopman on October 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
To be fair if you are looking for the training secrets of Kenyan runners, I have to say : Look further. This book has lots of pictures and some entertaining story's but overall it's quite messy and no cutting edge trainingadvice ...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Old Runner on April 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
A very disappointing book. It simply doesn't live up to its title. There is some interesting history, about Kenya in general and about individual runners and coaches. But "training secrets"? Forget it.
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My son loved this book!
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By sonya timmons on October 6, 2013
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Very good book to read. Very interesting the different run style and thoughts about running. My son has enjoyed learning about how they run.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Woo on September 14, 2008
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This is one of the great books revealing how different African runners from those in western countries in terms of physical attributes and training methods. Generally, the book itself provides information that would inspire those who try to train themselves to perform well in competitions. It has also examples of training schedules that great Kenyan runners would follow during competition season. They are indeed interesting for us to know about.
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