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Above and Beyond: Tim Mack, the Pole Vault, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

by Bill Livingston

Two Olympic medalists were recognized at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, days before Christmas 2004. One was the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, the "Chosen One" of the NBA. He had a bronze medal...


From Brooklyn to the Olympics: The Hall of Fame Career of Auburn University Track Coach Mel Rosen

by Craig Darch & Harvey Glance

From Brooklyn to the Olympics follows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s-'40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The...


Track: The Field Events

by Jim Santos & Ken Shannon

With this book you can harness your abilities to achieve jumping and throwing success!


Weirwolf: My Story

by David Weir

David Weir was born without the use of his legs, and not only learned from an early age to cope with his disability, but defied his limitations to become a great wheelchair racer and national hero. Here he sheds...


Sprinting: Training, Techniques and Improving Performance

by Chris Husbands

A huge amount of time, planning and preparation goes into creating a world-class sprinter. Sprinting - Training, Techniques and Improving Performance is an essential guide for all athletes at the beginning or...


101 Youth Athletics Drills

by John Shepherd

Designed specifically for young athletes, this

manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help

players develop. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are

illustrated and cover the essential...


Strength and Conditioning for Triathlon: The 4th Discipline

by Mark Jarvis

Strength & Conditioning for Triathlon is an accessible, practical introduction to strength and conditioning for endurance sports, dispelling many of the myths which have led to misunderstanding and misuse of...


Arthur Lydiard: Master Coach

by Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. He burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics in 1960 when two of his protégés, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg,...


The Perfect Distance: Ovett and Coe: The Record Breaking Rivalry

by Pat Butcher

Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe presided over the golden era of British athletics. Between them they won three Olympic gold medals, two silvers, one bronze, and broke a total of twelve middle-distance records....


Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mile: Sports Myth and Sports History

by John Bale

Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden...


Going For Gold: Australian Olympians and other Champions

by Loretta Barnard & Gregory Rogers

Going for Gold has fascinating sporting facts and trivia to appeal to everyone.Australia is one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Our talented athletes compete in a range of international events...


The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final

by Richard Moore

The men's 100m final at the 1988 Olympics has been described as the dirtiest race ever - but also the greatest. Aside from Johnson's blistering time, the race is infamous for its athletes' positive drug tests....


Running with Fire: The True Story of Chariots of Fire Hero Harold Abrahams

by Mark Ryan

Immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire, Harold Abrahams remains one of the all-time great British Olympians, but in many ways his true story is even more dramatic and moving than as portrayed on the big screen....


Historical Dictionary of Track and Field

by Peter Matthews

The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


Dan O'Brien & Dave Johnson: Kindness

by Fritz Knapp

As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, Dan O'Brien & Dave Johnson: Kindness discusses the struggles and triumphs of Dan O'Brien's and Dave Johnson's lives. As with each story in the Sports Virtues...


The 1908 Olympics: The First London Games

by Keith Baker

The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ‘modern’ sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when...


Usain Bolt: The Story of the World's Fastest Man

by Steven Downes

Despite his false start in the 100 metres in the Daegu which meant he could not defend his title, Usain Bolt is that rarity in the modern world – a man whose fame transcends his nationality, his race and even...


The First Four Minutes

by Sir Roger Roger Bannister

On 6 May 1954 Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, establishing himself as one of the most famous sportsmen in history. Bannister has written a substantial new introduction...


Eric Liddell: Humility

by Fritz Knapp

As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, Eric Liddell: Humility discusses the struggles and triumphs of Eric Liddell's life. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a virtue...


Kelly Holmes

by Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes made history when she brought home double gold in the 2004 Olympics, becoming a national hero. She won Sports Personality of the Year, was given a Damehood, fully backed London's successful 2012...