Although a bit less epic in scope, Running with the Kenyans is pleasantly reminiscent of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, and is highly recommended to fans of the latter. I found Mr. Finn’s analysis of the barefoot running phenomenon fascinating, thoroughly enjoyed his search for the silver bullet responsible for the amazing success of Kenyan runners, and suspect that the majority of his conclusions are sound. May I suggest a quick peek at what the critics are saying below, and then a mad dash to the library to grab a copy..?
“Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.”—Publishers Weekly
“A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.”—The Plain Dealer