Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

by Becky Wade


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062416438
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 390,550
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Becky Wade is a professional long-distance runner who competes for Asics. At Rice University she was a four-time All-American and the winner of the Joyce Pounds Hardy Award, Rice’s highest athletic honor, and the Conference USA honoree for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Rice with a triple major in history, psychology, and sociology, Becky traveled the world on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and visited 22 countries to explore long-distance running cultures.

In her 26.2-mile debut in December 2013, Becky won the California International Marathon, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Currently, she is fulfilling her dream of running professionally and chasing Olympic aspirations, while coaching and working part-time at a shelter for homeless youth.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Trading the Start Line for the Sideline 13


399 miles

2 Kitting Up and Forging Ahead 49

Greater England and Ireland

283 miles

3 Flying High in a Mountain Running Mecca 83


342 miles

4 Following the Lead of the Yaya Girls 115


552 miles

5 Striking a Balance and Tackling the Track 153

Australia and New Zealand

1,058 miles

6 Pounding Pavement, Rethinking Recovery 185


297 miles

7 Speeding Swedes and Flying Finns 215

Sweden and Finland

573 miles

Conclusion 245

Acknowledgments 259

Pre-Race Playlist 265

Bibliography 267

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this was so wonderful Becky Wade is the John Elway of runners