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Dare to Run by Amit Sheth
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2011

I love books which share the author's experiences authentically. This one fits the bill and I finished it quickly with a few breaks. Its also interesting to see bits of philosophy thrown in and their correlation with running. As a runner, I could identify with and feel strongly about several episodes. The bit about crossing the Comarades 2010 finish line with the Indian flag was particularly moving.

Somehow, some of the parts do not gel into the book. For example there is more description of Dublin rather than the Dublin marathon. It stands out as there is hardly any link between the run and description of the place. The same disconnect is not felt for the essay on Florence marathon because the description of David etc gels in with the run and becomes a Runner's experience which is what I expect from a book with a title like "Dare to run". For the other bits, I'd turn elsewhere. For this reason, I'd give only 4 stars and not 5.

Good read for long distance runners.

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February 19, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
February 20, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
February 20, 2011 – Finished Reading

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