Enjoy 50% off select gifts and specialty foods at our Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, July 31 thru August, while supplies last!

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon cover

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

By  Ed Caesar
$ 17.00
Add to Wish List
Out of Stock In Store (Click to Order)

“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness

“Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the search for a two-hour marathon.” —The Washington Post

Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than anyone who has run before. So who will it be?

In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit.

Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport few people understand. It takes us from big-money races in the United States and Europe to remote villages in Kenya. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It is a book about running that is about much more than running. It is a human drama like no other.

Ed Caesar is an author and a contributing writer to The New Yorker. Before joining The New Yorker, Caesar wrote stories for The New York Times MagazineThe Atlantic, OutsideThe Smithsonian MagazineEsquireThe Sunday Times (London), British GQ, and The Independent. He has reported from a wide range of countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Russia, and Iran. He has won a number of awards for his journalism, including the 2014 Journalist of the Year from the Foreign Press Association of London. His first book, Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon, was awarded a Cross Sports Book of the Year award.

ISBN: 9781451685855

ISBN-10: 9781451685855

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 10/18/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/18/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging

Sports & Recreation / History

Health & Fitness / Exercise

More by Ed Caesar

  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest Cover Image
  • The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest Cover Image
  • The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest Cover Image
  • Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon Cover Image
  • San-Tsze-King. the Three-Fold San-Tsze-King; Or, the Triliteral Classic of China Cover Image
  • Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon Cover Image
  • Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon Cover Image
  • Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon Cover Image