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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99
The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and Gold Medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trial. Oscar Pistorius made history as the first amputee to compete against able-bodied... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99
Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography and their own psyches to take part in the world's hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by sea, bike or foot seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats. Whether seeking to... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 19.99
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 distance runners committed to improving their times. It doesn't offer any quick and easy answers; just tried-and-tested practical advice on... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 15.99
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 your sport. This book offers practical advice on the skills and techniques of the three disciplines of triathlon (swimming, cycling and running)... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
Running is a fantastic cardiovascular workout that floods the body with 'feel good' endorphins and many runners find its rhythmic, repetitive nature a natural stress reliever and maybe even meditative. The downside of repetitive motion, however, is that it taxes a few select groups of muscles (hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and Achilles) and neglects... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 25.00
Probably the oldest sport of humankind, sprinting benefits from a wealth of scientific and experiential information. Appropriate for runners of all levels of ability, this book provides the reader with techniques to reach the next level in their sprinting development. Line drawings illustrate the techniques discussed. Throughout, the author concentrates... more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Running Made Easy is quite simply the friendliest, most inspiring running book ever written. Updated for 2014 with the latest fitness and nutrition advice and brand new real-life running stories, it is the must-have guide for aspiring runners. Running Made Easy takes things right back to basics with the easiest-ever beginner's plan, fill-in charts... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99
Running Fitness presents a structured and practical training guide aimed at a large portion of the running community, including beginners and those looking to improve in the sport. Author David Ross, a runner of many years experience, provides a training path that develops running capability from a simple 5K race up to full marathon, whilst making... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 33.99
Endurance runners and coaches have tended to neglect weight training and conditioning techniques, often in the belief that they don't benefit performance, add unwanted muscle bulk, or cause excessive soreness. But as standards at elite level have improved, so coaches and runners have become increasingly keen on learning about the latest new training... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95
Throughout most of human history, running was necessary for survival. In present times, it has become an ever-popular way to promote physical fitness. This work takes a close look at the history of running from the era when running was a survival skill to the contemporary age, when people run for enjoyment. Questions such as why the Greeks considered... more...