Author(s): Damian Hall
A jaunt through running’s greatest moments, gripping endurance feats, inspired solo pursuits and a whole host of heroes, helions and legend-makers.
From Paula Radcliffe's record-breaking marathon win to the birth of the gruelling Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Kilian Jornet's tequila stop on his way to winning the Hardrock 100 to the Bangkok half-marathon U-turn that set runners on a much longer journey than expected, the Galloping Granny to Marathon Monks, running historian Damian Hall brings together some of the most incredible, iconic, and at times highly unusual moments from the world of running.
With over 80 striking and unique illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and running trivia.
DAMIAN HALL writes regularly for magazines including Country Walking and Trek and Mountain, and is also author of The Rough Guide to New Zealand. He lives in Bath. DANIEL SEEX is a professional illustrator and has worked for a number of high profile clients including Google, Channel 4, Johnnie Walker and Chivas Regal and for cycling publications the Ride Journal and Boneshaker. Daniel works primarily in pen and ink adding colour and texture digitally and often building a picture from multiple drawings. He lives in Vienna. www.thejoyofseex.co.uk