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Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder
by Kenny Moore
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No man has affected more runners in more ways than Bill Bowerman. During his 24-year tenure as track coach at the University of Oregon, he won four national team titles and his athletes set 13 world and 22 American records. He also ignited the jogging... (read more)

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Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine
by Tom Jordan
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Steve Prefontaine The story of America's greatest running legend. For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. But at the age of 24, with his best years still ahead, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost... (read more)

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The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
by Neal Bascomb
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There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each... (read more)

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Coaching Track & Field Successfully
Coaching Track & Field Successfully
by Mark Guthrie
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When it comes to building a top-notch track and field program, performance is only part of the picture. From training and motivation on the field to planning and organizing behind the scenes, Coaching Track & Field Successfully offers a comprehensive... (read more)

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The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It
by Neal Bascomb
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There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was the elusive holy grail, believed to be beyond the limits of human speed. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners set out individually to break that... (read more)

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Four Minute Mile (04 Edition)
Four Minute Mile (04 Edition)
by Bannister
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All sports have pivotal moments, single events that change perceptions forever after. For the sport of running, such a moment occurred on a blustery May afternoon in 1954, when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. This is the story of that epic... (read more)

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Keep on Running: The Science of Training and Performance
Keep on Running: The Science of Training and Performance
by Eric Newsholme
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Written for anyone who wishes to understand more about the scientific basis of athletic training and performance. Biochemistry, nutrition, physiology and psychology are all included. Intended to help sports science students, especially those who do not... (read more)

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5k, 8k, 10k or Half-Marathon Race
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5k, 8k, 10k or Half-Marathon Race
by Heather Hedrick
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Signed up for a half-marathon and not sure what you've gotten yourself into? Absolute Beginner's Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running... (read more)

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Fundamentals of Track and Field (2ND 99 Edition)
Fundamentals of Track and Field (2ND 99 Edition)
by Gerald A. Carr
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Teaching correct techniques in track and field can be a challenge, especially for less experienced coaches and physical educators. The broad range of knowledge required to teach and coach so many varied events makes track and field one of the most... (read more)

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Running with the Whole Body: A 30-Day Program for Running Faster with Less Effort
Running with the Whole Body: A 30-Day Program for Running Faster with Less Effort
by Jack Heggie
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In Running with the Whole Body, Heggie proposes a thirty-day exercise program that will not only prevent you from injuring yourself in a new way, but enable you to become a smoother, and more powerful runner. The exercises presented isolate the workings... (read more)

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Flying Over the Finish Line: Women Triathletes' Stories of Life
Flying Over the Finish Line: Women Triathletes' Stories of Life
by Susan L. Kane
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Do you yearn to try something new, to spice up your life, to enjoy a new adventure? Is a voice from within calling to you and saying, Come follow me? Yet is there another over-powering voice that tells you: You have too much to do already... Don't try... (read more)

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On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Finding Forgiveness and the Strength to Overcome and Succeed
by Marion Jones
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For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet.” At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press... (read more)

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The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m Final
The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m Final
by Richard Moore
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The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more... (read more)

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The Dawn of a Sport: Roanoke College's Track and Field Athletics Program - 1895-1930
The Dawn of a Sport: Roanoke College's Track and Field Athletics Program - 1895-1930
by Larry W. Arrington Ed D.
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The Rise and Fall of a College Sport On the campus of a small southwest Virginia college, students and coaches struggled to begin and sustain their new sport of track and field athletics. The program originated in annual field days, which consisted of... (read more)

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How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon: Valuable Coaching from a National Class Marathoner on Getting Up for and Finishing
How to Train for and Run Your Best Marathon: Valuable Coaching from a National Class Marathoner on Getting Up for and Finishing
by Gordon Bakoul Bloch
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From a national class marathoner who qualified for the Olympic Trials--valuable coaching on gearing up for and finishing a marathon. Bloch explains the benefits of cross-training for marathon runners, offers winning strategies specific to individual race... (read more)

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God on the Starting Line: The Triumph of a Catholic School Running Team and Its Jewish Coach
God on the Starting Line: The Triumph of a Catholic School Running Team and Its Jewish Coach
by Marc Bloom
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When he began coaching boys'cross-country at a small Catholic high school in New Jersey, Marc Bloom almost quit in frustration. The boys rejected Bloom's attempts at discipline and were also-rans in competition. Bloom persisted, fueled by the spiritual... (read more)

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Keeping Track: Success in Track and Field
Keeping Track: Success in Track and Field
by Robert C. Smith
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Smith, the man veteran Notre Dame Head Track Coach Joe Piane calls "The Gentleman Coach," shares his insights into how to succeed at track and field and cross country as an athlete and as a coach.... (read more)

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Sport Psychology Library
Sport Psychology Library
by Joe Baker
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Holds many answers to establishing and maintaining the mental discipline needed for a most grueling and psychologically challenging event. The authors, both experienced, successful athletes and triathlon competitors, summarize current research and offer... (read more)

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Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, and America's Greatest Marathon
by John Brant
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Brant re-creates the tense drama of the 1982 Boston Marathon and the powerful forces of fate that drove runners Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley in the years afterwards.... (read more)

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The Olympic Marathon
The Olympic Marathon
by David Martin
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No Olympic event can rival the rich history and grand spectacle of the marathon. Created for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 as a commemoration of the legendary run by the Greek messenger Philippides, the race has endured like no other... (read more)

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