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  • Running Freeby Richard Askwith

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    Shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright prize for nature writing 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,... more...

  • Run to Overcomeby Meb Keflezighi; Dick Patrick; Joan Benoit Samuelson

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon! When Meb Keflezighi signed up to run the Boston Marathon in 2014, no one expected him to be the first to cross the finish line. But if there’s one thing Meb knows how to do, it’s overcome. Yet Meb is the living embodiment of the American dream. His family came... more...

  • So you want to run an Ultraby Andy Mouncey

    Crowood 2014; US$ 12.49

    So you want to run an Ultramarathon. It all looks a very long way, doesn't it? It can't be good for you, it can't be fun and surely you have to be some kind of super-athlete to be able to run that far? This book shows that it is a very long way, that it can be good for you, and that you most certainly don't have to be super-human to finish one. It... more...

  • Sports Training Principlesby Dr. Frank W. Dick O.B.E.; Penny Werthner; Scott Drawer; Vern Gambetta; Cliff Mallett; David Jenkins; Tim Noakes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 40.50

    This is the new, fully revised, sixth edition of this ultimate reference tool for all coaches responsible for training athletes to fulfill their performance potential. Written by world-renowned and highly sought after coach and President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Frank W. Dick, with contributions from Professor Timothy Noakes (University... more...

  • Little Book of Badmintonby Julian Seaman

    G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 2.49

    Badminton Horse Trials is the world famous annual sporting event that tests the skills of the ultimate horse and rider. It consists of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. With a crowd of up to 150,000 over the long weekend of competition, the Event, started in 1949, has produced stars such as Lucinda Prior-Palmer, Mark Todd, Mary King and Pippa... more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 7.74

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games – as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster – Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...

  • Golden Kicksby Jason Coles; Stan Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.00

    Many iconic shoes, such as the adidas Stan Smith, Nike Air Jordan and Puma Suede are worn by millions as everyday footwear, but were originally born to bring victory on court, track and field. Golden Kicks reveals the stories behind some of the greatest shoes in sporting history, the roles they played in sport's most significant moments, and how... more...

  • Bring Me My Chariot of Fireby Hugh C. Shields

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    This book tells the story of two of Great Britain’s finest Olympic athletes, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams. Their achievements at the 1924 Paris Olympics, immortalised in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, are the stuff of legend. They both won Olympic gold medals and became heroes of the day. But they also went on to lead fascinating lives... more...

  • The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walshby Sheldon Anderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    Stella Walsh was a Polish-American Olympic track and field icon of the 1930s. When Walsh was murdered years after her track career had ended, the autopsy brought her sex—and her legacy—into question. This first biography of Walsh reveals in detail her personal struggles, athletic triumphs, and tragic death. more...

  • Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mileby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.18

    Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister... more...