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From Last To First

Author: Charlie Spedding
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1845136896
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DIV Charlie Spedding describes himself as ‘not particularly talented’ – at least, compared to the group of people he had chosen to find himself among. These were the athletes in the Olympic marathon. So how did he end up with a bronze medal? How did he win the London Marathon? And why does he still hold the English record for the distance? In this remarkable autobiography he explains how – how someone who was almost bottom of the class when he first went to school, and even worse at sport, eventually turned himself into a genuinely world-class athlete, competing in top marathons all over the world, and genuinely going from last to first. As well as the enthralling life story of one of our finest distance runners, this book is a wonderfully clear and inspiring piece of life coaching for anyone who wants to make the most of their talents. But more than this, as Spedding says at the start, ‘I believe that on occasions you can create the circumstances in which you can perform at a higher level than your talent says you can’. Spedding’s own story, and his chronicle of the big races he excelled in, proves it’s true. For anyone aspiring to run a marathon, or indeed anyone who wants to set themselves a goal they think beyond their reach – and achieve it – this is an essential book. /div

Pratiyogita Darpan

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Pratiyogita Darpan (monthly magazine) is India's largest read General Knowledge and Current Affairs Magazine. Pratiyogita Darpan (English monthly magazine) is known for quality content on General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Topics ranging from national and international news/ issues, personality development, interviews of examination toppers, articles/ write-up on topics like career, economy, history, public administration, geography, polity, social, environment, scientific, legal etc, solved papers of various examinations, Essay and debate contest, Quiz and knowledge testing features are covered every month in this magazine.

Hal Higdon S Half Marathon Training

Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585866
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Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As contributing editor of Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their distance goals. Now, he’s created the definitive guide on today’s most popular distance, the 13.1-mile half marathon. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is everything you wanted to know about running the half marathon, including where to begin, what to focus on, how to pace yourself, how to avoid injury, how to track your progress, how to stay the course, and how to improve. Whether this is your first or fiftieth half marathon, there is a plan for you. Inside you’ll find more than 15 customizable programs, ranging from novice to advanced (you’ll even find a walking-only plan), as well as proven strategies, race-day tips, and motivation from half-marathoners around the globe. From day 1 to mile 13.1, Hal will guide, encourage, and pace you to your goal. Other guides might help you complete the half, but only one will introduce you to the joys of running. Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training is a book you’ll return to for guidance and inspiration for a lifetime of running.

Once A Runner

Author: John L. Parker
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ISBN: 9783746629018
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Das Kultbuch über die Essenz des Laufens Quenton Cassidy hat einen Traum: Einmal die Meile unter der magischen Grenze von vier Minuten zu laufen. Er fliegt von der Uni und verlässt seine Freundin, um sich unter Anleitung des Olympiasiegers Bruce Denton in der Einöde auf den Lauf seines Lebens vorzubereiten: ein Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen mit dem besten Meilenläufer aller Zeiten. Ursprünglich im Selbstverlag erschienen, wurde John L. Parkers Roman zur Bibel für Generationen von Läufern. Erstmals liegt er nun auf Deutsch vor. Ein aussergewöhnlicher Insiderbericht aus dem Leben eines Eliteläufers, ein intensives und authentisches Stück Literatur, voller Rhythmus, Leidenschaft und Humor. 'Der beste Roman, der je über das Laufen geschrieben wurde.' Runner's World John L. Parker hat als Anwalt, Journalist und Redenschreiber gearbeitet. Als Läufer hat er zahlreiche Titel gewonnen. Er lebt in Gainesville, Florida, und Bar Harbor, Maine.

Barefoot Runner

Author: Paul Rambali
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1846686539
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First biography of the world's greatest runner-vivid retelling of Bikila's triumph over adversity.

Running Times

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Running Times magazine explores training, from the perspective of top athletes, coaches and scientists; rates and profiles elite runners; and provides stories and commentary reflecting the dedicated runner's worldview.

Marathon Running

Author: Richard Nerurkar
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408178672
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"I've learned so much from Richard about marathon running. If you want to run a marathon, or a faster one, you have to read his book!" Haile Gebrselassie, first athlete to run a sub-2:04 Marathon "Richard's achievements as a world-class distance runner speak for themselves. His success came from a meticulous approach to training and from knowing how to get the best out of himself in his races." Paula Radcliffe, women's marathon world record holder (2:15:25, London 2003) Written by Richard Nerurkar, Britain's most successful marathon runner of the 1990s, the fourth edition of this classic, invaluable guide will help you get the most from your distance training. From the complete beginner enchanted by the challenge of the London Marathon, to the experienced runner wishing to improve on racing strategy, its authoritative pages reveal a wealth of information on: structuring an effective build-up and taper training harder without doing too much improving your endurance and pace judgement producing your best on race-day. This new edition has been fully updated to take account of the latest developments in running science and programme design. Also included are tips on how to choose a good marathon and the pitfalls of bad ones, as well as more insights from Richard and other leading runners.

Native Americans In Sports

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317464036
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Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

Running Encyclopedia

Author: Richard Benyo
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736037341
Size: 28.74 MB
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The authors provide a complete look at the history, key figures, major events, and important training theories and terms of running. More than 1,000 listings highlight the most influential runners, coaches, races, training methods and events in modern history. 120 photos.

Marathon Man

Author: Bill Rodgers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250021154
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The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to "Boston Billy." In doing so, he instantly became the people's champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill's life forever. But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger's victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million. Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America's most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.