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  • 3:59.4by John Bryant

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    The years 1953-4 were marked by the conquests of two unattainable peaks - Mount Everest and the Four Minute Mile. But the dream of setting a new track record for this distance started as early as the 1880s, by the American Lon Myers, a stick-thin hypochondriac who was sick before and after every race, yet still held every US record from 50 yards to... more...

  • The Ghost Runnerby Bill Jones

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as 'the ghost runner'. John Tarrant. The extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he'd been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for... more...

  • Kelly Holmesby Kelly Holmes

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    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 Olympic bid and became a superstar on the red carpet as well as a much acclaimed and consulted professional in the sporting world. Now in her... more...

  • Conquerors of Timeby Lynn McConnell

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 15.99

    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 journalist Lynn McConnell charts the period between the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932 and the infamous Nazi Games of Berlin four years later.?The... more...

  • Running For Their Livesby Mark Whitaker

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    In 1928 two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented event - a transcontinental road race across America that required them to run an average of 40 miles for 80 consecutive days. Despite being separated by class, education and age, Peter Gavuzzi and Arthur Newton became close friends and formed a successful business partnership as endurance... more...

  • Chi Marathonby Danny Dreyer; Katherine Dreyer

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 15.99

    FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE BESTSELLING CHIRUNNING, A GAME-CHANGING TRAINING GUIDE FOR INJURY-FREE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING In Chi Marathon , Danny Dreyer, creator of the revolutionary ChiRunning program, highly respected running coach, and accomplished distance runner, takes a whole-body approach to long-distance running?much like T?ai Chi?making... more...

  • Be Your Best At Triathlon: Teach Yourselfby Steve Trew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    Be Your Best at Triathlon will support you through every aspect of the sport, from the beginning of your training to race day. Whether you have a few hours a week or want a more intense training programme, you will find a training schedule to meet your needs. Offering advice on developing your technique, improving your performance and how to master... more...

  • Soniaby Sonia O'Sullivan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.27

    Sonia O'Sullivan is one of the greatest sporting figures Ireland has ever produced. In a career which saw her competing at the highest international levels for over a decade, she turned in world-class times in events ranging from the 1,500 metres to the marathon, capped by World Championship gold in the 5,000 metres in 1995 and Olympic silver in the... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Runningby Larry Shapiro

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 11.95

    All that I am, I am because of my mind. --Paavo Nurmi, Olympic runner with nine gold medals in track & field All runners strive to get in the "zone," but here they'll learn to enter the ZEN "zone"! By adopting Buddha's mindful approach, you will discover you can run longer, faster, and harder. This book shows how to align body and mind for success... more...

  • Marathon Manby Bill Rodgers; Matthew Shepatin

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s... more...