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The Way of the Runner


The book explores the author's journey to Japan to understand the unique running culture and training methods of the world's most dedicated long-distance runners. It delves into the lives of professional athletes, the rigorous training regimens, and the influence of ancient traditions on contemporary running philosophy.

Key points:

1. Japanese Running Culture: The book delves into Japan's intense Ekiden (long-distance relay race) obsession, highlighting the societal importance of teamwork, discipline, and endurance in running.

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