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  • The Way of the Runnerby Adharanand Finn

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 10.20

    Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, where: a long-distance relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams, paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Adharanand Finn - award-winning... more...

  • 101 Olympic Quotesby Crombie Jardine

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 2.99

    This collection of quotes on the subject of The Olympics contains inspiring comments from medal-winners to organisers of the Games. It highlights the perseverance and accomplishments of world-class sportsmen and women, their love of sport as well as their desire and sheer dogged determination to excel in their chosen field. more...

  • Running with Joyby Ryan Hall

    Harvest House Publishers, Inc. 2011; US$ 13.99

    From the fastest American-born marathoner of all time, here is an intimate, day-by-day account of what it takes--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually--to be one of the best in the world. This journal chronicles Ryan Hall's 14-week preparation for the 2010 Boston Marathon, providing practical insights into the daily regimen of someone... more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 7.75

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games – as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster – Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...

  • Golden Kicksby Jason Coles; Stan Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Many iconic shoes, such as the adidas Stan Smith, Nike Air Jordan and Puma Suede are worn by millions as everyday footwear, but were originally born to bring victory on court, track and field. Golden Kicks reveals the stories behind some of the greatest shoes in sporting history, the roles they played in sport's most significant moments, and how... more...

  • Bring Me My Chariot of Fireby Hugh C. Shields

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    This book tells the story of two of Great Britain’s finest Olympic athletes, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams. Their achievements at the 1924 Paris Olympics, immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, are the stuff of legend. They both won Olympic gold medals and became heroes of the day. But they also went on to lead fascinating lives... more...

  • Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mileby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    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 era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister... more...

  • Jesse Owensby Jacqueline Edmondson

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    In an era far removed from the African American celebrity athletes of today, Olympic great Jesse Owens achieved fame by running faster and jumping farther than anyone in the world. Author Jacqueline Edmondson explores Owens' struggles and hard-earned accomplishments, as well as how he paved the way for future generations of athletes, including... more...

  • Harriersby Joseph Shivers; Paul Shivers

    Holy Macro! Books 2008; US$ 5.95

    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 of the kids and their coach, passes on lessons of hard work and sacrifice, and follows the ascent of the Salem Quakers cross-country team... more...

  • A Race Like No Otherby Liz Robbins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    When 39,195 competitors thunder over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to begin the thirty-eighth running of the famed New York City Marathon, they experience one of the most exhilarating moments in sports. But as they cross five towering bridges and five distinct boroughs, carried 26.2 miles by the cheers of two million fans and by their own indomitable... more...