We are hugely grateful to the contributors that help us make each edition of the magazine. Without their imagination and generosity LtW wouldn’t exist. Our thanks go out to the writers, but also to the illustrators who create the beautiful images that accompany our stories.

One of those people is author Adharanand Finn, whose writing has been featured in several issues of Like the Wind, including Issue #5 and more recently in Issue #7. We had a chat with Adharanand about why he runs and where he gets his creative inspiration from.

LTW: Why do you run?
AF: “Because it feels good.” My article in Issue #7 of Like the Wind sums it up.

LTW: What is your favourite running moment (either yours or historical)?
AF: Running through Central Park near the end of the New York marathon, knowing I was going to smash my sub-3 target, throwing my arms up to the crowd and getting an enormous New York cheer in return. I was running on air.

LTW: Do you have a favourite running quote?
AF: “Dad, did Kenyans invent running?” – my daughter (aged 5) after living in Iten, Kenya, for four months.


One thought on “Contributor Spotlight – Adharanand Finn

  1. Jeff Cann says:

    Not surprised to see Finn on this page. I just finished The Way of the Runner (which I thoroughly enjoyed). And one of the underlying themes of the book is *Why* do we run? Yes, from time to time I wonder “What’s the point?” Especially since I’m slow and getting slower (Although Finn’s book has encouraged me to do some speed drills–hill repeats yesterday). But really, it isn’t that hard to answer the question. I run because I feel so good when I do it.

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