Every runner has a story.
For those who choose to write theirs, they become compelling and inspirational books. I have read modern bestsellers loaned from libraries, and second-hand self-published works purchased in charity shops and online retailers.
Others’ journeys reveal advice that can help any runner.
Adventureman: The Astonishing True Story (2017) by Jamie McDonald
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey (2012) by Chrissie Wellington with Michael Aylwin
Arthur: The Dog who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home (2016) by Mikael Lindnord with Val Hudson
Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography (2013) by Usain Bolt with Matt Allen
Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey (2017) by Dion Leonard with Craig Borlase
Keep On Running: The Highs and Lows of a Marathon Addict (2012) by Phil Hewitt
Marathon Man: One Man, One Year, 370 Marathons (2016) by Rob Young with Dustin Brooks
Running and Stuff (2015) by James Adams
Running to Extremes (2012) by Lisa Tamati
Swim Bike Run: Our Triathlon Story (2013) by Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee with Tom Fordyce
Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last (2016) by Lisa Jackson