Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Playing It by Book in Bid to Run Faster

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Playing It by Book in Bid to Run Faster

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Byline: IN THE RUNNING with Mark Douglas

THERE'S a new book I have cued up to be a summer holiday read about the quest to run a sub-twohour marathon.

That holy grail - and an hour has been taken off the marathon mark in the last 100 years - is a landmark few might have thought possible 50 years ago.

Yet it's now tantalisingly close and Ed Caesar's new book 'The Quest to run the Impossible Marathon' should be a great read for those of us who can't comprehend keeping a 14-minute-per-5k pace for a whole marathon.

Of course at that level the pace, effort, commitment and hard work required to hit those dizzying marks is difficult to comprehend.

The lung-busting effort combined with the stamina required to do anything close to two hours is enough to make my eyes water.

Think of turning the treadmill in the gym up to the top mark and see how long you can last. If you do more than three or four minutes I'd be pretty impressed.

The beauty of running is chasing that very personal best. …

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