This new edition of "one of the best running books of all time" is timed for its 25th anniversary, and aimed at a new generation of runners.
"I have never read anything more persuasive about running. Whether you're going off the beaten track in New York's Central Park, encountering foxes in rural England, or describing the Boston Marathon from the inside, the reader is with you every stride of the way - as well as sharing your agony when things go badly." (Verna). It includes a new chapter, new pictures, and new introductions that relate the original narratives to the 21st century running movement. They also show how the book was the first to describe and celebrate the birth of that movement - not least in its title, which affirmed that in modern running, all participants are equal. Roger was way ahead of the field, and this new version of a sparkling book is still vivid, funny, and inspiring today.
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"Spirit of the Marathon: the Challenge and the Journey" Available Now
Like the movie, the book's focus is on Rome, one of the world's most atmospheric marathons.
Heroes and Sparrows (2011)
A new edition of a book that has been called "one of the best running books of all time," timed for the 25th anniversary of its first publication, and aimed at a new generation of runners.
Running Writing Robinson
Original work by leading running journalists, literary scholars, creative writers and runners celebrates Roger Robinson's varied career.
26.2 Marathon Stories26.2 Marathon Stories is, simply, the Book of the Marathon. It has been called one of the best five running books of all time
Running in Literature
From ancient Greece to the most recent running books, Robinson brings into the light a key part of the history and the living culture of running.
Heroes and Sparrows: a Celebration of Running (1986)
A collection of 32 articles on all aspects of running at the height of the 1980s boom. They take many forms - essays, memoirs, profiles, coaching articles, book reviews, even hilarious versions of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four
and the poet Chaucer.