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Track & Field

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  • Conquerors of Timeby Lynn McConnell

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 14.58

    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...

  • The Perfect Distanceby Pat Butcher

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The fully authorised, inside story of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe's intense rivalry on the track - published to coincide with 25th aniversary of the Moscow Olypics when each triumphed in the other's event more...

  • 3:59.4by John Bryant

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.66

    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...

  • Kelly Holmesby Kelly Holmes

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.66

    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. ... more...

  • The Ghost Runnerby Bill Jones

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.30

    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... more...

  • Soniaby Sonia O'Sullivan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • The Drake Relaysby David Peterson

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    The Drake Relays are one of the iconic events of track and field in the United States. World and Olympic champions test their speed and stamina on the famed Blue Oval in Des Moines, Iowa, every April, and by spring 2013 they had set fourteen world records and fifty-one American records. But unlike most other top meets, this one also features college... more...

  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Runningby Haruki Murakami

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 19.95

    From the best-selling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After Dark , a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running, and the integral impact both have made on his life. In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he?d completed a solo course from Athens... more...

  • The Ghost Runnerby Bill Jones

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    A cross between Once a Runner and Chariots of Fire , the heartbreaking story of the man known as ?The Ghost Runner.? 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... more...

  • A Kind of Graceby Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Grand Central Publishing 1999; US$ 12.99

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the world's most successful athletes, and has dominated the women's decathlon for many years. With this book, Jackie discusses how she has overcome her difficult early years to rise to the top. more...