Serious question: do runners read all these running books, or are they busy running? Or is the primary audience for running books people who want to start running but never do (the literary equivalent of paying for an unused gym membership)?
Dom Harvey is a breakfast radio personality in New Zealand, the kind known for celebrity chatter and pranks. Running marathons isn’t quite what you’d associate with his type. (Or maybe they do across the Tasman, who knows?) But Harvey is indeed hooked on runner’s high, enough to share how he started running as a 31-year-old (he weighed 115kg at the time), how it saved his life (literally – they found a tumour) and how he thinks fartlek is a funny term (face it, it is).
Harvey has competed in five of the six World Marathon Majors, and this book tracks his build-up to the fastest of all, Berlin. He only needs Tokyo for the set, which is next on his list. GOODFOR: Runners, if they do indeed read running books.