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Paul Tergat – Running to the Limit – The Book

Paul Tergat has secured his place in the history books not only with

his Marathon World Record in Berlin (September 28, 2003 – 30. real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON), but also by winning five consecutive titles at World

Cross country Championships and breaking various World Records on the

track and the road. He is considered as one of the greatest runners of

all time.

The gentleman

Running to the Limit illustrates Tergat's way from an average boy

who grew up in poverty in a tiny village in Kenya to the Marathon World

Record holder and Dollar-millionaire. It shows the triumphs and

disappointments that formed him as a human being. Today, the man they

call "the gentleman" is admired because of his achievements as an

athlete, as well as because of his role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador

Against Hunger.

Longtime Coach Dr. Gabriele Rosa

In Running to the Limit Paul Tergat also tells a lot about his

training program. He gives many tips for everyday runners, because many

of his hints and ideas hold true for record holders as well as for

hobbyists. In a special chapter Tergat's longtime coach, the famous

Italian Dr. Gabriele Rosa, talks about the secrets of his very

successful marathon philosophy.

Running to the Limit is richly illustrated with colorful photographs, many of them as yet unpublished shots from Kenya.

The Author

Jürg Wirz is a freelance journalist and author, based since 1999 in

Eldoret, Kenya. He is the founder of a renowned Swiss Running magazine

and writes for several journals from Runner's World to the

IAAF-magazine. He has also published several books on running.

Jürg Wirz can claim for himself that he knows Paul Tergat like no

other journalist. They first met in Nairobi in 1992, where Tergat

participated in the national Cross country Championships for the first

time. Since then, Wirz has visited him often in his home, and as a

journalist he has written about him at several World Championships and

Olympic Games.

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