Paul Tergat - Running to the Limit

Paul Tergat - Running to the Limit

by Juerg Wirz (Author)


34-year-old Kenyan Paul Tergat has secured his place in the history books with his Marathon world record in Berlin at the end of September 2003. Today he is considered as one of the best runners of all time. At Olympic Games he won two silver medals, both times behind his friend and rival Haile Gebrselassie. This book will illustrate Tergat's way from an unknown runner in a tiny village in Kenya to the Marathon world record holder and Dollar-millionaire. It will show the triumphs and disappointments that formed him as a human being. He is still the man they call "a gentleman" not without reason. In "Running to the Limit" Paul Tergat will also tell a lot about his training program, e.g. in a special chapter about the famous Italian running school of Dr. Gabriele Rosa, who coached his first Kenyan athlete, Moses Tanui, in 1990, and nowadays has 200 Kenyan athletes under contract, among them some of the best Marathon runners in the world. Tergat will also give many training tips for everyday runners, because many of his hints and ideas hold true for record holders as well as for hobbyists. "Running to the Limit" is richly illustrated with colourful photographs, many of them as yet unpublished shots from Kenya.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer
Published: Apr 2005

ISBN 10: 1841261653
ISBN 13: 9781841261652

Media Reviews
This marvellous book is a combination of biography and training manual - and much more. Very highly recommended.
Author Bio
Jurg Wirz can claim for himself that he knows Paul Tergat like no other journalist. They first met in Nairobi in 1992, where Tergat participated at the national Cross-Championships for the first time. Since then, Wirz has visited him often in his home.