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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....


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.


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...


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...


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!


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Usain Bolt: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the history of the world. Most fans are aware of his multiple world records, but in order to truly understand Usain Bolt, you must first understand where he came from. Usain...


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...