Distance running is now one of the fastest-growing sporting activities in the world. Why? Is it a symptom of a modern ailment or a healthy antidote to modern life?
Adharanand discusses the themes of his new book, The Rise of the Ultra Runners, with Sarah-Kate Tonkin.
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