Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe
by Becky Wade
Published: August 2016
Rice grad Becky Wade takes the year after college to explore and learn from running cultures around the globe. Making pit stops in England, Ethiopia, Australia, Japan (among others) she becomes fully immersed in a variety of running communities and brings the reader along for the ride. I especially loved the tidbits of history that litter each new adventure: this book is as informative about the global histories of running as a sport as it is about different methods and strategies for training.
5 out of 5 stars: Really fun read. Even though I will never be an elite athlete, it still offers inspiration for setting goals and bettering oneself with exercise.