"Running is like breathing, men and women have always done it... And like breathing, running is not always noticed."

Benjamin Cheever

"Sport is made in order to speak the human contract"

Roland Barthes

"This foot doesn't belong to me anymore. It doesn't fit in with who I am, what I'm trying to do, or where I'm going. This is not my foot"

Marshall Ulrich

"Running had eluded serious study in the humanities and social sciences."

John Bale

"And then - the recurrent miracle at the heart of every runner's faith - it is over"

Richard Askwith

The Long Run is five-year research programme looking at the relationship between running and contemporary performance and theatre.
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