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Track & Field

  • Running Freeby Richard Askwith

    Random House 2014; US$ 24.54

    Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavements, buying fancy kit and racking up extreme challenges, he looked for ways to liberate himself. His solution: running through muddy fields and up rocky fells, running with his dog at dawn, running because he's being (voluntarily) chased by a pack of bloodhounds,... more...

  • In the Long Runby Jim Axelrod

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 21.99

    It?s 2008. Jim Axelrod?once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003?is covering the final stages of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He?s forty-five years old and thirty pounds overweight. He?s drinking too much, sleeping too... more...

  • The Masters Athleteby Joe Baker; Sean Horton; Patricia Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. The study of masters athletes enables us to better understand the benefits of, and motivations for, life-long involvement in physical activity. This is the first book to draw together current research... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ?modern? sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • Getting Real About Runningby Gordon Bakoulis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    RUN FOR YOUR LIFE In more than twenty years as a runner and a coach, top marathoner Gordon Bakoulis has tackled almost every problem a runner can face. Now in her accessible, inspiring new book, Bakoulis becomes your personal coach and mentor, preparing you to meet the exhilarating challenges of running. She discusses everything a runner must know,... more...

  • Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mileby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    A refreshingly critical account of the life of sporting legend Roger Bannister, presenting a revisionist history of his life and his famous achievement and assessing his status as a 'hero' and 'champion'. more...

  • Running Culturesby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    Bale brings running into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources from literature, poetry, film and art as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight tensions, ambiguities and complexities lying beneath common notions of the sport. more...

  • Twin Tracksby Roger Bannister

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    It was a blustery late spring day in 1954 and a young Oxford medical student flung himself over the line in a mile race. There was an agonising pause, and then the timekeeper announced the record: three minutes, fifty-nine point four seconds. But no one heard anything after that first word – ‘three?. One of the most iconic barriers of sport had been... more...

  • The First Four Minutesby Sir Roger Bannister

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    On 6 May 1954 Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, establishing himself as one of the most famous sportsmen in history. Bannister has written a substantial new introduction of this 50th anniversary edition of The First Four Minutes, reflecting on his experiences in 1954, his life ever since then and the evolution... more...

  • Going For Goldby Loretta Barnard; Gregory Rogers

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 12.69

    Going for Gold has fascinating sporting facts and trivia to appeal to everyone.Australia is one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Our talented athletes compete in a range of international events from world championships to the Olympic Games. Over the years we've developed sporting legends and icons who inspire us with their athletic... more...