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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.

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...

John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History

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

The definitive, fully authorised story of the record-breaking rivalry between London Olympics organiser Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett.

Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe presided over the golden era of British athletics....

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

by Bill Livingston

"Above and Beyond is a treat. Livingston's knowledge and love of the sport shines through."-David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World

Two Olympic medalists were recognized at Quicken...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Harriers: The Making of a Championship Cross Country Team

by Joseph Shivers & Paul Shivers

A fresh perspective enlivens this classic story about a losing team with an energetic new coach. Written by two Ohio teenagers about their high school's cross-country team, this account offers engaging portraits...

Getting Real About Running: Expert Advice on Being a Committed Athlete

by Gordon Bakoulis


In more than twenty years as a runner and a coach, top marathoner Gordon Bakoulis has tackled almost every problem a runner can face. Now in her accessible, inspiring new book, Bakoulis becomes...


by Rick Broadbent

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek.

In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Together...

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...

Science of Sport: Sprinting

by Geoffrey GK Platt

The Science of Sport: Sprinting examines the scientific principles that underpin the preparation and performance of athletics at all levels, from grassroots to Olympic competition. Drawing on the expertise of...