‘Heads up – here’s how to run like a pro’ The Times
‘A fascinating book’ Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans
‘I’m convinced that Shane’s insights were were instrumental in me winning the Marathon des Sables for a second time’ Elisabet Barnes, coach and athlete
‘Shane is the Indiana Jones of the running world’ Damian Hall, ultra marathon runner
‘You can’t but help go out the door for your next run and try to put it all into practice’ Nicky Spinks, endurance runner
The Lost Art of Running is an opportunity to join running technique analyst coach and movement guru Shane Benzie on his journey across five continents as he trains with and analyses the running style of some of the most gifted athletes on the planet.
Part narrative, part practical, this adventure takes you to the foothills of Ethiopia and the ‘town of runners’; to the training grounds of world-record-holding marathon runners in Kenya; racing across the Arctic Circle and the mountains of Europe, through the sweltering sands of the Sahara and the hostility of a winter traverse of the Pennine Way, to witness the incredible natural movement of runners in these environments.
Along the way, you will learn how to incorporate natural movement techniques into your own running and hear from some of the top athletes that Shane has coached over the years. Whether experienced or just tackling your first few miles, this groundbreaking book will help you discover the lost art of running.