Best Ever Running Books Collection »

This is a categorized list of the very best running books available on We’ve scanned hundreds of books to come up with a terrific list of runner books that cover all the bases from heroes to injury prevention to nutrition to women’s running to famous races and much, much more.

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Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Book Review: ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ »

Article Summary: A review of the Runner’s World book “Run Less, Run Faster” by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss [rating:4] I first heard about Run Less, Run Faster and the FIRST training program in a brief Runner’s World article in early 2007 and was intrigued by the training concepts presented. The article discussed […]

Book Review: Chasing the Hawk: Looking for my Father, Finding Myself »

Anyone who has run for any length of time knows the name and legacy of Dr. George Sheehan. Dr. Sheehan is considered by many to be the father of the running phenomenon that started in the late 70’s and continues to this day. Most runners have at least heard of Dr. Sheehan’s New York Times […]

Book Review: “Duel in the Sun” by John Brant »

This book chronicles the epic battle between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley during the 1982 Boston Marathon. It takes you step by step through each runner’s preparation for the race, the race itself, and life for both athletes after this dynamic moment in time. This is not, however, where the book ends—the book takes you […]