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The 20 Best Books for Runners

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Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker Jr. Report Abuse
As one of the most beloved pieces of running fiction, this is a novel that every runner should have on her bookshelf.
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall Report Abuse
One man’s quest to determine the secrets of the world’s most incredible long distance runners takes him on a journey to Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons where he meets the fabled Tarahumara Indians who for centuries have covered hundreds of miles at a time without rest, and without shoes.
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Strides: Running Through History with an Unlikely Athlete by Benjamin Cheever Report Abuse
From the first marathon in 490 BC to the soldiers of today, Cheever’s use of crafty language and openness about his own experiences as an average runner will leave you inspired.
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Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine by Tom Jordan Report Abuse
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The Four-Minute Mile by Roger Banister Report Abuse
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The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb Report Abuse
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My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso Report Abuse
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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports Report Abuse
The story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon by famously evading a male race director.
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Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster Report Abuse
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Duel in the Sun: The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon by John Brant Report Abuse
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Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap Report Abuse
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The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by David Whitsett Report Abuse
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Great Races, Incredible Places: 100+ Fantastic Runs Around the World Report Abuse
Kimi Puntillo shares her knowledge as only a woman who has run a marathon on every continent can. She’ll take you on a journey from thrilling one mile races to unforgettable marathons, while offering tips from what to wear, to what to eat, to what to see while you’re there.
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Zen and the Art of Running- The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace by Larry Shapiro Report Abuse
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The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe Report Abuse
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Barefoot Runner by Paul Rambali Report Abuse
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The Complete Book of Running by James Fixx Report Abuse
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Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich Report Abuse
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50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- And How You Too Can Acheive Super Endurance by Dean Karnazes Report Abuse
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Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear Report Abuse
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