Lonely Planet’s Epic Runs of the World will show you how best to explore the world on foot. The fourth instalment in the company’s best-selling Epic series, it showcases 50 incredible running routes in 28 countries, from Kenya to Canada, plus a further 150 suggestions.
The beautifully illustrated hardcover book features everything from short city runs and crosscountry trails to must-do marathons and long-distance ultras, with each experience defined by being truly epic — whatever your fitness level. “Running now has a surprisingly symbiotic relationship with travel itself,” a statement from Lonely Planet reads. “Experienced vagabonds insist it cures jetlag, while running seems to be the one exercise we actually do when travelling, whether for a short business trip or during a round-the-world adventure.”
Each of the five chapters has a special collection of runs from a particular region. A colour-coded key on the contents page will help you identify which are easy, which require serious fitness and fortitude, and which fall somewhere in between (based almost entirely on distance and elevation gain).
Accompanying each main story is some practical information to help you follow in the authors’ footsteps. Th e authors have also included three extra routes or races with a similar character to their featured run, but may be closer to home or more accessible.
'Epic Runs of the World' is available at Kinokuniya at RM174.90