The Race Against Time : Adventures in Late-Life Running


Author: Askwith, Richard Published 22/02/2024 | Paperback / softback
198 x 129 x 24 | 272g

ISBN: 9781529112368 Category:

‘Inspirational’ – ObserverA transformational quest for the secrets of happy, healthy, whole-life running that will change the way you think about growing older.

Colourful, informative and inspiring, The Race Against Time is a story of cold science and heart-warming resilience; of champions and also-rans; of sprinting centenarians and forty-something super-athletes barely touched by age. Its heroes are experts and enthusiasts – scientists, coaches, runners – from many countries, each with a different story to tell.

This is a book for anyone who has ever felt the healing power of running – or simply wondered about the effects of ageing. It is both a very personal account of one man’s journey from despair to hope, and an exhilarating guide, explaining how timely adjustments to lifestyle and training can slow the progress of physiological decay, while sheer human spirit can, if you are lucky, keep you running happily and healthily, all the way into extreme old age.

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