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- Chicken Soup for the Soul 2010; US$ 14.95
Runners will love these inspirational stories about their sport -- the camaraderie, the self-discipline, the energy and endorphins they enjoy, the self-discovery. Includes stories on swimming and cycling for triathletes too. When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running... This book contains... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.99
How could something we have for free?our bare feet?be better for running than $150 shoes? The truth is that running in shoes is high-impact, unstable, and inflexible. Shoes promote a heel-centric ground strike, which weakens your feet, knees, and hips, and leads to common running injuries. In contrast, barefoot running is low-impact, forefoot-centric,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79
The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports The eyes of the world watched as three runners?dirt poor Johnny Hayes, who used to run barefoot through the streets of New York City; candymaker Dorando Pietri; and the famed Tom Longboat?converged... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 15.99
Finding Ultra is Rich Roll?s incredible-but-true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever. One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27
Fatima Whitbread had the worst possible start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she spent much of her childhood in and out of children's homes. A brief, disastrous stay with her birth mother saw her raped by her mother's drunken boyfriend - while her mother held a knife to her throat to 'quieten her down'. Fatima was only twelve at the time. Athletics... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Jack Galloway, Sports Editor of the Telegraph, decides to reveal the prowess of master athlete Walker on the world stage at the Olympic Games in Athens, to combat the increasing plague of the use of perfomance-enhancing substances by world class athletes. Walker's victories in six events, winning an unprecedented six gold medals in track and field,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
It's the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Walker makes a comeback after his three-and-a half years as a recluse following his marathon victory in Athens, 2004. With some incredible track and field performances, he proves that dedication, diet and extreme physical fitness can beat the cheats who resort to performance-enhancing drugs. But will the timely... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
David Renton was in his mid-teens a country standard middle-distance runner. He tells the story of how he began to run, and of the influence over him of his father's own career as an international-standard rower. He portrays running as a step towards a world of freedom, and describes his father's own attempts to find ideas that would guide his... more...