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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...


Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

by Matt Fitzgerald

From Triathlete magazine - the most popular and extensivesource for triathlon information - comes this guidebook of weeklytraining plans for triathletes of all skill levels.


So you want to run an Ultra: How to prepare for ultimate endurance

by Andy Mouncey

So you want to run an Ultramarathon. It all looks a very long way, doesn't it? It can't be good for you, it can't be fun and surely you have to be some kind of super-athlete to be able to run that far? This...


Running 5K and 10K: A Training Guide

by David Chalfen

Today's runners are bombarded with 'expert' opinion on how to run faster and often spend more and more money on trying to do so. Running 5K and 10K: A Training Guide is an accessible, jargon-free guide for all...


Triathlon: Skills Techniques Tactics

by Steve Trew

Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of...


Conquerors of Time

by Lynn McConnell

While the world suffered the great depression in the thirties, one aspect of society was booming. Track and Field had become hugely popular and milers above all.?This meticulously researched book by New Zealand...


The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track & Field

by Rob Price

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Track and Field is the most comprehensive and uptodate track and fieldspecific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly...


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...


100 Essential Triathlon Sessions: The Definitive Training Programme for all Serious Triathletes

by Steve Trew & Dan Bullock

Triathlon has seen huge changes in the past few decades; it has grown in popularity; been recognised as an Olympic sport; and witnessed a rapid increase in standards of performance at all levels. These changes...


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....


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...


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...


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...


Track: The Field Events

by Jim Santos & Ken Shannon

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


Amped: A Soldier's Race for Gold in the Shadow of War

by Kortney Clemons & Bill Briggs

"When above-the-knee amputeeswalk, we generate seven to nine times the force of our body weight right into the point where the prosthesis meets our residual leg. For me, that's almost 1,500 pounds slamming into...


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...


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...