The Longest Race

The Longest Race The Longest Race is a tale a fable of skill passion rage love and finally peace Bahadur a young boy is the son of a humble watchman in the small town of Rajpur at the foothills of the Himalaya

  • Title: The Longest Race
  • Author: Tom Alter
  • ISBN: 9788186939222
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Longest Race is a tale, a fable of skill, passion, rage, love, and finally, peace Bahadur, a young boy, is the son of a humble watchman in the small town of Rajpur at the foothills of the Himalayas Fame and fortune seem a far cry from the life he is destined to lead, until he wins a race in school and discovers in himself a passion for long distance running MorningThe Longest Race is a tale, a fable of skill, passion, rage, love, and finally, peace Bahadur, a young boy, is the son of a humble watchman in the small town of Rajpur at the foothills of the Himalayas Fame and fortune seem a far cry from the life he is destined to lead, until he wins a race in school and discovers in himself a passion for long distance running Morning after morning, he gets up at dawn to run barefoot in the hills Finally, he is selected to compete in the state championship Watching him win is Greg Abberley, the legendary Scottish coach who has trained some of England s greatest distance runners He is in India on a special mission to find young talent And the boy he chooses to take back with him to Edinburgh is Bahadur In Abberley, Bahadur finds a coach who is a visionary, a guru who lets him follow the rhythm of his body and spirit Bahadur is on his way to becoming a long distance phenomenon, winning a major marathon in England The Olympics beckon but when the young man reaches the peak of his powers, he is plunged into the strange world of Indian sport, and the bureaucracy, politics and jealousies in which it is mired leaves him scarred and disillusioned He abandons running until, years later, a moment of crisis forces him to return to it, showing him how the human spirit can triumph even when the odds are stacked against it.

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    One thought on “The Longest Race”

    1. A fine actor and theater artist, Tom weaves his magic in this book. Never a sportsperson in my life, I was moved by the trails and tribulations of the protagonist. Tom brings out a facet of running which no author has ever touched before. The end is "filmi" dramatic and apt. At times emotions completely sweep over the rational mind while reading the book. A must for all irrespective of whether they like running or not.

    2. This happens to be one of those books that surprised me by being awesome. It starts slow and builds up.

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