TX Harrier wrote:
Becky Wade's "Run The World" is a good read. It's more of a travelogue based around running and food than what you probably mean by "literature." But she does a good job of conveying the feeling it was for her, as a recent college grad, to venture out into the world by using running as an ice-breaker to get a taste of a variety of global cultures.
I read this book too. I think Becky would have had a better book if she would have been able to take advantage the chance to join a Japanese professional team. Becky could not do it based on the terms of her fellowship.
I'm looking forward to this one.
A few books here.
The first is the Bolt Supremacy by Richard Moore. He also wrote a book about the 88 Olympic 100m final. He does a lot of writing in the cycling community. But he traveled to Jamaica and dug into the track culture, Racers v MVP(Francis v Mills), Champs. He highlights the JAAA and their testing or lack of willingness to go after the big names. Awesome book.
Both Adharanand Finns books Running with the Kenyans and Way of the Runner.
The Boy Who Runs by John Brant. Brant also wrote Duel in the Sun. This is about Julius Achon who was a former child Soldier in Lords Resitance Army, world junior champ over 1500m, standout runner, NCAA champ at George Mason, and Olympian.
Cant go wrong with The Sports Gene by David Epstein.