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Sports: The Complete Visual Reference

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

You will find everything you need to know about the history, rules, techniques, tactics, records, and even facilities and equipment. In addition, profiles on athletic training and psychological preparation will...


The Visual Dictionary of Sports & Games

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Sports and Games describes installations and pieces of equipment used for the most popular sport activities, and presents a selection of widely-known classical games. Convenient and...


From Brooklyn to the Olympics: The Hall of Fame Career of Auburn University Track Coach Mel Rosen

by Craig Darch NewSouth Classics (March 31, 2014)

From Brooklyn to the Olympics follows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s-'40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The...


Boston Marathon

by Tom Derderian, Shalane Flanagan, Bill Rodgers & Amby Burfoot et al. Skyhorse (March 14, 2017)

From running legend Tom Derderian comes a comprehensive look at one of the most storied and celebrated athletic events in the nation, the Boston Marathon.

For more than 110 years, the race has been regarded as...


Square One

by Dirk Vlieks & Amby Burfoot Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

Dirk Vlieks was at the top of his game. At the age of thirty-two he was a top-ranked triathlete with numerous Ironman finishes under his belt. That all changed in an instant one day in June of 2006 when he stepped...


The Long Distance Runner's Guide to Injury Prevention and Treatment

by Brian Krabak, Grant Lipman & Brandee Waite Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

For any runner who loves hitting the pavement and conquering half-, full-, and ultra-marathons, getting injured is a terrifying, and often heartbreaking, setback. Yet, almost three-quarters of long distance...


Forever at the Finish Line

by Daniel S. Mitrovich & Bill Clinton Skyhorse (October 31, 2017)

Forever at the Finish Line tells the remarkable and inspiring story of Daniel Mitrovich, a runner from San Diego, who had a goal of putting a life-size statue of New York Marathon founder Fred Lebow in Central...


My First 100 Marathons

by Jeffrey Horowitz Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Jeffrey Horowitz didn’t expect to fall in love with marathoning, but that’s just what happened. He had never run a race, was not on his high school track team, and had never owned a pair of running shoes....


Triathlete Magazine's Guide to Finishing Your First Triathlon

by T. J. Murphy Skyhorse (August 01, 2008)

Here T. J. Murphy, a longtime triathlete and Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine, offers the aspiring triathlete a clear and simple pathway that will guide him or her toward experiencing the ultimate fitness...


The Gigantic Book of Running Quotations

by Hal Higdon & Amby Burfoot Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

With over 3,000 pieces of wit and wisdom from runners famous and humble, here is an important running resource and a great gift for any runner. George Sheehan, a celebrated running writer, philosopher, and physician,...


The 30-Minute Runner

by Duncan Larkin & Mike Moreno Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

The 30-Minute Runner takes a simplified approach to training, which is to break down everything into one thirty-minute session per day—a manageable segment for first-time runners and those who may be in decent...


Running Past Fifty

by Kislevitz Gail Waesche & Burfoot Amby Skyhorse (October 09, 2018)

Running brings joy and health benefits to all participants, especially those of the baby boomer generation. But when legs get sore, joints feel achy, and old age creeps up, sometimes senior runners need a little...


Caster Semenya

by Jeremy Daniel Jonathan Ball (August 22, 2018)

In the fifth book of the Road to Glory series, Jeremy Daniel shows us how Caster Semenya developed into a world-class athlete. Growing up in poverty in Limpopo, Caster’s early experiences at school are marked...


Wayde van Niekerk

by Carlos Amato Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

Wayde was quick off the mark from the day he was born: two months premature and weighing no more than a litre of milk, his life was in danger. But little Wayde survived and grew to become the world’s leading...


Walking Tall

by Rob Heffernan The Collins Press (October 01, 2016)

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...


The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walsh

by Sheldon Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2017)

Stella Walsh, who was born in Poland but raised in the United States, competed for Poland at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, winning gold and silver in the 100 meters. Running and jumping competitively for three...


Bring Me My Chariot of Fire: The amazing true story behind the Oscar-winning film 'Chariots of Fire'

by Hugh C. Shields Grosvenor House Publishing (May 15, 2017)

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...


Historical Dictionary of Track and Field

by Peter Matthews Scarecrow Press (March 22, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


The Fastest Man Alive

by Usain Bolt Sports Publishing (October 04, 2016)

  • Autobiography of Usain Bolt
  • Covers his journey from playing cricket and soccer as a kid to becoming the fastest man alive
  • Well-illustrated 

Years before he set world records for the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints,...


Going For Gold

by Lynn Davies Accent Press (January 16, 2012)

What does it take to be the greatest? Whether it's part of a team like cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won gold in the team pursuit event in Beijing 2008, or notching up a record-beating 11 gold medals in the swimming...


Running Free of Injuries

by Paul Hobrough & Steve Cram Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

The ultimate pain-to-personal-best guide to running injuries, covering prevention, detection and rehabilitation.

Runners suffer from the highest injury rates of all recreational athletes. Whether you are a novice...


Endurance

by Rick Broadbent Bloomsbury Publishing (April 21, 2016)

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek.

In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented...


The Games by The Times: Great Britain’s Finest Sporting Hour

by The Times HarperCollins (September 27, 2012)

A glorious, fully illustrated celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with expert analysis and comment from The Times’ cast of sporting experts and brought to life with sumptuous, award-winning photographs...


Usain Bolt: 9.58

by Usain Bolt HarperSport (September 02, 2010)

Eight days … … three gold medals …

… three world records … one amazing reputation firmly established. Usain Bolt's life – and the world of sport – would never be quite the same again.

16 August...


Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide: Plans, Scheduling Tips, and Workout Goals for Triathletes of All Levels

by Matt Fitzgerald Grand Central Life & Style (November 29, 2009)

From Triathlete magazine - the most popular and extensivesource for triathlon information - comes this guidebook of weeklytraining plans for triathletes of all skill levels.


50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!

by Dean Karnazes Grand Central Life & Style (August 18, 2008)

Discover the secrets for super endurance-from one of the fittest men on the planet!

Dean Karnazes has run 350 continuous miles through three sleepless nights, ordered pizza during long runs, and inspired fans...