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Running's Strangest Tales By Iain Spragg

Running's Strangest Tales by Iain Spragg

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A quirky collection of true stories from the weird and wonderful world of running, including a Norwegian footballer colliding with a moose on his morning jog, an American ultra-marathoner who had all his toenails removed, and how GPS-enabled bananas featured at the 2015 Tokyo marathon.

Running's Strangest Tales Summary

Running's Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of running by Iain Spragg

Running's Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of weird and wonderful stories from the world of running, from the earliest marathon to today's high-tech, apped-up approach. Within these pages you'll find the bizarre story of the Norwegian footballer forced to miss a crucial World Cup qualifier after colliding with a moose on his morning jog, the American ultra-marathoner who had all his toenails removed to improve his running, and why some runners at the 2015 Tokyo marathon were wearing GPS-enabled, edible bananas, complete with LEDs and incoming Twitter updates.

Packed with tales that are so odd you'll hardly believe them, this book makes the perfect gift for all running enthusiasts, from the seasoned marathoner to the park jogger, and those who only ever run a bath.

Word count: 45,000

About Iain Spragg

Iain Spragg is a London-based journalist and author with more than 15 years experience. His books include Twickenham: 100 Years Of Rugby's HQ, The London Underground's Strangest Tales, The Official Team GB and Paralympics GB Fact File and The Reduced History Of Rugby. His next book is The River Thames' Strangest Talesand he currently writes for MSN UK, The International Rugby Board and the Football League.

Additional information

GOR008262091
9781910232927
1910232920
Running's Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of running by Iain Spragg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
20160414
240
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