12 Sep 2015

Marathon running

From This Way Up, 1:15 pm on 12 September 2015

Ed Caesar charts the history of the marathon and the quest to run 42.195 kilometres in under 120 minutes in his book 'Two Hours: the Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon' (Penguin Viking).

In the book he spends time with the Kalenjin people of Kenya who dominate long distance running, as well as looking at the business of modern day marathons.