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  • 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...

  • Running Hotby Lisa Tamati; Nicola McCloy

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 27.26

    The first Australasian woman to take on Badwater - the world's toughest race through Death Valley - Lisa Tamati's incredible journey of ultra-running endurance, heartbreak and resilience is an astounding read for athletes as well as the armchair-inclined. more...

  • The Runner's Bibleby Marc Bloom

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    This book is great for those who want to start running and have no idea about their level of fitness, discipline, and basic training skills. It gives fundamental explanation with a great sense of humor. more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runnersby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Amy Newmark

    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...

  • A Sporting Chanceby William Humber; Spider Jones

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 8.99

    For years African-Canadian athletes struggled against rampant racism, yet excelled in their respective sports. This is their story. more...

  • Barefoot Runningby Michael Sandler; Jessica Lee

    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...

  • Showdown at Shepherd's Bushby David Davis

    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...

  • Finding Ultraby Rich Roll

    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...