Running’s vast history is a fascinating mix of gripping endurance feats, inspired solo pursuits and a whole host of heroes, helions and legend-makers.
Running historian Damian Hall brings together some of the most incredible, iconic, and at times highly unusual moments from the world of running. Through tales of Emil Zátopek’s record-breaking wins and the birth of the greatest marathons and ultratrails, as well as the extraordinary feats of the Galloping Granny and Marathon Monks, running’s illustrious past is brought to life.
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