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Track & Field

  • Mental - The toughest, bloodiest and hardest challenges in the worldby Helen Summer

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65

    Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography and their own psyches to take part in the world?s hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by sea, bike or foot seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats. Whether seeking... 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...

  • Running Freeby Richard Askwith

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • 100 Essential Triathlon Sessionsby Steve Trew; Dan Bullock

    Crowood 2014; US$ 17.49

    Triathlon has seen huge changes in the past few decades; it has grown in popularity; been recognised as an Olympic sport; and witnessed a rapid increase in standards of performance at all levels. These changes have been accompanied by major developments in training principles and methods. Two of the UK's top triathlon coaches, Steve Trew and Dan... more...

  • Feet Don't Fail Me Nowby Ben Kaplan

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    In Feet Don't Fail Me Now , running and music columnist Ben Kaplan describes how to train for a marathon in one year, even if you have never run before. Based on his own experience transforming himself from an "average guy" into a dedicated runner who qualified for the Boston Marathon, the book provides a week-by-week training program, split... more...

  • The Courage To Startby John "The Penguin" Bingham

    Scribner 2013; US$ 15.00

    "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." Take your first step toward fitness and a happier, healthier life. Has the idea of running crossed your mind, but you haven't acted on it because you don't think you have the body of a runner? Have you thought about running but quit before you started because you... more...

  • Believeby S. Pearson; S. Gullan

    Hardie Grant Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Olympic champion Sally Pearson has shown throughout her remarkable career that competitiveness and passion are hardwired into her very being. Not since Cathy Freeman in the Sydney Olympics have Australians been so excited by the international success of a sportswoman. Sally’s triumphs on the athletics field — a gruelling test of concentration,... more...

  • Weirwolfby David Weir

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78

    David Weir was born without the use of his legs, and not only learned from an early age to cope with his disability, but defied his limitations to become a great wheelchair racer and national hero. Here he sheds light on his journey from frustrated schoolboy to Paralympic athlete and champion, and reveals how instrumental the 2012 Paralympics were... more...

  • Running Like a Girlby Alexandra Heminsley

    Scribner 2013; US$ 15.00

    The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a ?Bridget Jones-like writer? ( The Washington Post ) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose the right shoes. When Alexandra Heminsley decided to take up running, she had hopes for a blissful runner?s high and immediate physical transformation.... more...