101 RUNNING BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE

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TitleAuthorYearGoodreads RatingFiction or Non-Fiction
1UnbrokenHillenbrand, Laura20104.42Non-fiction
2With Grace Under PressureRae, M.20144.38Fiction
3The Running DreamVan Draanen, Wendelin20114.30Fiction
4Boston MarathonDerderian, Tom19964.29Non-fiction
5A Cold Clear DayMurphy, Frank20004.28Non-fiction
6Born to RunMcDougall, Chris20094.27Non-fiction
7Running with the LegendsSandrock, Michael19964.20Non-fiction
8Daniel's Running FormulaDaniels, Jack20124.19Training
9Eric LiddellMcCasland20014.19Non-fiction
10Flanagan`s RunMcNab, Tom19824.18Fiction
11Running with the BuffaloesLear, Chris20034.16Non-fiction
12Lore of RunningNoakes, Tim20024.16Training
13The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long DistancesInman, Matthew20144.15Non-fiction
14Bowerman and the Men of OregonMoore, Kenny20074.15Non-fiction
15Hansons Marathon MethodHumphrey, Luke20124.14Training
16Feet in the CloudsAskwith, Richard20054.13Non-fiction
17The Long RunLong, Matt and Butler, Charles20104.12Non-fiction
18Marathon WomanSwitzer, Kathrine20074.12Non-fiction
19The Perfect MileBascomb, Neal20054.12Non-fiction
20Marathon ManGoldman, William19764.11Fiction
21Night RunningMitchell, Emily20164.08Non-fiction
22The Road to SpartaKarnazes, Dean20164.07Non-fiction
23Life at These SpeedsJaskson, Jeremy20034.07Fiction
24Forrest GumpGroom, Winston19864.05Fiction
25Once a RunnerParker, John L. Jr.19784.05Fiction
26ResolveHensley, J.J.20134.03Fiction
27Duel in the SunBrant, John20064.01Non-fiction
28The Courage to StartBingham, John and Hadfield, Jenny19994.01Non-fiction
29Serial RacingHerrmann, Andrea20154.00Non-fiction
30Road Racers and Their TrainingHenderson, Joe19954.00Non-fiction
31The MilersNelson, Cordner and Quercenati, Roberto19854.00Non-fiction
32PreJordan, Tom19973.98Non-fiction
33Why I RunSutcliffe, Mark20113.97Non-fiction
34To The EdgeJohnson, Kirk20023.97Non-fiction
35Spartan Up!De Sena, Joe and O'Connell, Jeff20143.96Non-fiction
36Running the RiftBenaron, Naomi20123.96Non-fiction
37JesseOwens, Jesse19783.96Non-fiction
38Portrait of a Girl RunningChicoine, J.B.20133.95Fiction
39MarathonHigdon, Hal20053.95Training
40Train Hard, Win Easy: The Kenyan WayTanser, Toby19973.94Training
41Eat & RunJurek, Scott20123.93Non-fiction
42Ultramarathon ManKarnazes, Dean20063.93Non-fiction
43Marathoning for MortalsBingham, John and Hadfield, Jenny20033.93Non-fiction
44My Life on the RunYasso, Bart20083.92Non-fiction
45Relentless Forward ProgressPowell, Bryon and Grossman, Eric20113.91Training
46Run to OvercomeKeflezighi, Meb20103.91Non-fiction
47Going LongRunner`s World20103.91Non-fiction
48Again to CarthageParker, John L. Jr.20083.91Fiction
49Chariots of FireWeatherby, William J.19833.91Non-fiction
50Finding UltraRoll, Rich20123.89Non-fiction
51Racing the AntelopeHeinrich, Bernd20013.89Non-fiction
52Meb for MortalsKeflezighi, Meb and Douglas, Scott20153.88Non-fiction
53The Runner's Rule BookRemy, Mark20093.87Training
54Road Racing for Serious RunnersPfitzinger, Pete and Douglas, Scott19983.87Training
55Run!Karnazes, Dean20113.85Non-fiction
56Run Like a MotherMcDowell, Dimity and Shea, Sarah Bowen20103.85Non-fiction
57The New York Road Runners Club Complete Book of RunningLebow, Fred and Averbuch, Gloria19973.85Training
58Running Ransom RoadDaniloff, Caleb20123.84Non-fiction
59SwooshStrasser, J.B. and Becklund, Laurie19933.84Non-fiction
60A Race Like No OtherRobbins, Liz20083.83Non-fiction
61The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of LifeBurfoot, Amby20073.83Non-fiction
62Thirty Phone Boots to BostonKardong, Don19853.83Non-fiction
63Kings of the RoadStracher, Cameron20133.82Non-fiction
64Running with the KenyansFinn, Adharanand20123.82Non-fiction
65TriumphSchaap, Jeremy20073.81Non-fiction
66Couple on the RunO,Brien, Andrew and O'Brien, Sue20113.80Non-fiction
67The RunnerVoigt, Cynthia20053.80Fiction
68The New Competitive Runner`s HandbookGlover, Bob and Schuler, Pete19883.78Training
69Kara Goucher's Running for WomenGoucher, Kara and Bean, Adam20113.77Training
70What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningMurakami, Haruki20083.77Non-fiction
71Running & BeingSheehan, George19883.77Non-fiction
72The Self-Coached RunnerLawrence, Allan and Scheid, Mark 19843.75Training
73Why We RunHeinrich, Bernd20023.74Non-fiction
74To Be a RunnerDugard, Martin20113.71Non-fiction
75The Purple RunnerChristman, Paul19833.71Fiction
76ChiRunningDreyer, Danny and Dreyer, Katherine20043.69Training
77Personal RecordToor, Rachel20083.67Non-fiction
78Running EncyclopediaBenyo, Richard and Henderson, Joe20013.67Training
79The Elements of EffortJerome, John19983.67Non-fiction
80Running with JoyHall, Ryan20113.66Non-fiction
8150/50Karnazes, Dean20083.66Non-fiction
82Jim Fixx`s Second Book of RunningFixx, Jim19803.65Training
8314 MinutesSalazar, Alberto and Brant, John20123.62Non-fiction
84Sub 4:00Lear, Chris20043.56Non-fiction
85The OlympianGlanville, Brian19653.55Fiction
86Running Injury-FreeEllis, Joe and Henderson, Joe19943.53Non-fiction
87Running AwayPowell, Robert Andrew20143.52Non-fiction
88The Irish Who Ran for EnglandHogan, Jim20083.50Non-fiction
89Do LifeDavis, Ben20123.44Non-fiction
90HOHAs in LoveGraham, Laurence20113.44Fiction
91Running for My LifeZahab, Ray20103.39Non-fiction
92I Run Therefor I am - NutsSchwartz, Bob20013.36Non-fiction
93HarriersShivers, Joseph and Shivers, Paul20063.35Non-fiction
94Running with a VengeancePeharda, Matt20083.33Non-fiction
95Running in LiteratureRobinson, Roger20033.33Non-fiction
96Bill Rodgers and Priscilla Welch on Master's Running and RacingRodgers, Bill19953.33Training
97The Extra MileReed, Pam20063.32Non-fiction
98The Jade RabbitMatthews, Mark20113.29Fiction
99Think FastHenderson, Joe19913.25Training
100The Death Valley 300Benyo, Richard19913.20Non-fiction
101Track's Greatest WomenHendershott, Jon19873.00Non-fiction