Spring training: 10 inspiring books about running

Spring is in the air. Lace up, put your shorts on, and pound some pavement!

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3. "Going Long: Inspirations, Oddballs, Sublime Athletes, and the Best Stories from Runner's World," by editors of Runner's World

Runner's World is a monthly magazine for runners. It's filled with diet, exercise and motivational advice. They also do one long-form piece every month highlighting an interesting individual, event, or group. This book is a collection of the best long-form stories they've done so far. It's full of stories about people like Matt Long, a New York firefighter who got hit by a bus, but built himself back up to run in the New York City Marathon. Or Zola Budd, the fabled 1980s South African runner. All in all, there are about 40 stories in the book. 

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