Monday, April 09, 2012

Running with the Kenyans - Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth

Over the summer there are going to be lots of people sitting in front of their televisions, disconsolately prodding their thickening bellies
and musing on lost opportunities. Could they too have become Olympians if only they'd eased up on those doughnuts and stuck to their
training regimes? As a boy, Adharanand Finn had the makings of a promising long-distance runner. Named after the Sanskrit word for
Eternal Bliss, he spent his teenage years competing in cross-country races in Northamptonshire. But he let it slip in his twenties and by
his late thirties all that remained was a host of nagging what-ifs.