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Track & Field

  • 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...

  • Ultimate Sports Heroes - Usain Boltby John Murray

    John Blake Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    'Usain was confident. After all, he'd been rewriting the record books of athletics history for a decade.' 9.58 seconds was all it took for Usain Bolt to blaze his way into the history books, with a 100 metres world record that shocked the world. But when Usain was little, he preferred cricket to running. No one knew that the tall, skinny boy from... 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 Talent Labby Owen Slot; Simon Timson; Chelsea Warr

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab,... more...

  • The Extinguished Flameby Nigel McCrery

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    In August 2016 the world will be spellbound by the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as 10,500 athletes from 206 countries compete in 306 events. Tracing their origins back to the Greeks in 776 BC, the history of the Olympics is a glorious one but it has had its darker moments. During the First World War no fewer than 135 Olympians perished. Many... more...

  • Walking Tall: The Autobiography of a World Champion and Olympic Medallistby Robert Heffernan; Gerard Cromwell

    The Collins Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Deemed too small for his school Gaelic football team at the age of fourteen, Rob Heffernan took up race walking on a whim. Driven by a fiercely competitive nature and a dogged desire to be the best, he strode his way to the pinnacle of the sport, winning bronze in the London 2012 Olympics and becoming world champion in Moscow in 2013. In 2016, he... more...

  • Golden Kicksby Jason Coles; Stan Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • La Course - Le Saut - Le Lancerby Salmson-Creak; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Ce que nous disons pour la course, se reproduit également pour le saut. Quant au lancer, il est pour ainsi dire le corollaire des deux premiers. Le lecteur qui nous a suivi jusqu'ici est en possession d'un système musculaire développé dans la normale, également il jouit d'une circulation régulière et d'une respiration puissante. Ces trois... more...

  • This Mum Runsby Jo Pavey

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016. 'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year-old mother of two who had given birth eight months before. I trained on a treadmill in a cupboard by the... more...

  • La carrera a pieby Furio Oldani

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 3.99

    * Todos podemos correr, ya que la carrera es un movimiento natural. Hay mil motivos para correr, y todos ellos son más o menos válidos. Hay quien corre por puro placer, por motivos de salud o para perder unos kilos. Otros se plantean metas importantes o se preparan para otras actividades deportivas. Lo importante es tener claros los objetivos por los... more...