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Run the World

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Zusatztext "For anyone who loves running! loves to travel! or better yet! both! Run the World offers a chance to live vicariously through Wade's incredible journey of training in the most hallowed grounds of distance running. Her adventures will teach! inspire! and probably light a fire inside of you." Informationen zum Autor 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. Klappentext 9 countries. 11 pairs of running shoes. 3,504 miles of running. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career?with NCAA All-American honors and an Olympic Trials appearance?Becky Wade was eager to connect with her counterparts across the world and to broaden her perspective on running: the oldest, purest, and most global of all sports. With the funding and support of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Wade packed a year's worth of running clothes and shoes; said good-bye to her family and friends; and took off on a solo exploration of global running cultures. Wade's journey took her to England, Ireland, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, and Finland, each country with a unique running history and a community of local athletes and coaches who welcomed her into their homes and onto their teams. Over the course of the year, she ran more than 3,500 miles as she experimented with diverse training styles and discovered new recovery techniques. Whether riding around the streets of London with Olympic champion Usain Bolt, hiking for an hour at daybreak just to start a run on Ethiopia's Mount Entoto, or getting lost navigating the bustling streets of Tokyo, Wade's unexpected adventures capture the heartbeat of distance running around the world. Zusammenfassung From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running—investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career—with multiple NCAA All-American honors and two Olympic Trials qualifying marks to her name—Becky Wade was no stranger to international competition. But after years spent safely sticking to the training methods she knew, Becky was curious about how her counterparts in other countries approached the sport to which she’d dedicated over half of her life. So in 2012, as a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, she packed four pairs of running shoes, cleared her schedule for the year, and took off on a journey to infiltrate diverse running communities around the world. What she encountered far exceeded her expectations and changed her outlook into the sport she loved. Over the next twelve months—visiting 9 countries with unique and storied running histories, logging over 3,500 miles running over trails, tracks, sidewalks, and dirt roads—Becky explored the varied approaches of runners across the globe. Whether riding shotgun around the streets of London with Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, climbing for an hour at daybreak to the top of Ethiopia’s ...

Product details

Authors Becky Wade
Publisher William Morrow
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.07.2016
EAN 9780062416438
ISBN 978-0-06-241643-8
No. of pages 263
Dimensions 133 mm x 203 mm x 18 mm
Subjects Travel > Travelogues, traveller's tales

Reiseberichte, Reiseerinnerungen (div.), Lauf, laufen, Jogging, Weltreise : Berichte, Erinnerungen, Sport s.a. Einzelsportart : Berichte, Erinnerungen, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Personal Memoirs, TRAVEL: Special Interest / Sports, SPORTS & RECREATION: Running & Jogging

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