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Marathon The Longest Race

Author : George Sullivan
ISBN : 0664326714
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Includes the story of the first modern Olympic marathon, hazards of running, prizes, miscellaneous facts and biographies about marathon participants and winners, diet, strategy, major U.S. races, unusual races, and records.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Longest Race

Author : Ed Ayres
ISBN : 9781615191864
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“It soon becomes clear that this book isn’t just about an athletic race. It’s also about the human race” (Bloomberg Businessweek). Having run in more than six hundred races over the span of fifty-five years, Ed Ayres is a legendary distance runner—and this book is his urgent exploration of the connection between individual endurance and a sustainable society. The Longest Race begins in 2001 at the starting line of the JFK 50 Mile—the nation’s oldest and largest ultramarathon and, like other such races, it’s an epic test of human limits and aspiration. At age sixty, his sights set on breaking the age-division record, Ayres embarks on a course over the rocky ridge of the Appalachian Trail, along the headwind-buffeted towpath of the Potomac River, and past momentous Civil War sites such as Harpers Ferry and Antietam. But even as Ayres focuses on an endurance runner’s familiar concerns—starting strong and setting the right pace, controlling his breathing, overcoming fatigue, and staying mindful of the course ahead—he finds himself as preoccupied with the future of our planet as with the finish line. A veteran journalist and environmental editor, Ayres reveals how the skills and mindset necessary to complete an ultramarathon are also essential for grappling anew with the imperative to endure—not only as individuals, but as a society—and not just for fifty miles, but over the real long haul, in a unique meditation that “ought to be required reading even for people who have never run a step” (The Boston Globe). “He seamlessly moves between discussing running to exploring larger life issues such as why we run, our impact on the environment, and the effects of the nation’s declining physical fitness . . . Thought provoking.” ―Booklist “To read this book is to run alongside a seasoned athlete, a deep thinker, and a great storyteller. And Ayres doesn’t disappoint: He is the best kind of running companion, generously doling out hilarious stories and hard-won insights into performance conditioning and the human condition. His lifetime of ultra-running and environmental writing drive his exploration of what keeps us running long distances―and what it might take to keep the planet from being run into the ground.” ―Nature Conservancy magazine
Category: Sports & Recreation

Her Longest Marathon

Author : Randy A. Birken
ISBN : 1577332261
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life can change suddenly. A life-long athlete and runner, Joyce Lance was out doing her morning run in preparation for an upcoming marathon, and nearly lost her life after suddenly being hit by a car at 50 mph.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Marathon Japan

Author : Thomas R. H. Havens
ISBN : 9780824854133
Genre : History
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Japanese have been fervid long-distance runners for many centuries. Today, on a per capita basis, at least as many Japanese residents complete marathons each year as in the United States or any other country. Marathon Japan is the first comprehensive English-language chronicle of the history of this important part of Japanese sports culture. It traces the development of distance racing beginning with the Stockholm Olympics of 1912, when the Japanese government used athletics, and above all the marathon, as a means to continue its late nineteenth-century project of winning the respect of Western countries and achieving parity with the world powers. The marathon soon became the first event in a Western-derived sport in which Japanese proved consistently superior to athletes from other countries. During the 1920s and 1930s, Japanese runners regularly produced the fastest times in the world, and twice in the period after World War Two—in the 1960s and late 1970s–1980s—Japanese men again dominated world marathoning. Japanese women likewise emerged as some of the world's fastest in the 1990s and early 2000s. Meanwhile the general public took up distance running with enthusiasm, starting in the 1960s and continuing unabated today, symbolized most recently by massive open-entry marathons in Tokyo, Osaka, and other Japanese cities comparable in scale and challenge to major world races in Boston, New York, Chicago, London, and Berlin. In this book, Thomas Havens analyzes the origins, development, and significance of Japan's century-long excellence in marathons and long-distance relays (ekiden), as well as the reasons for the explosive growth of distance racing among ordinary citizens in more recent decades. He reveals the key role of commercial media companies in promoting sports, especially marathons and ekidens, from the 1910s to today and explains how running became a consumer commodity beginning in the 1970s as Japanese society matured into an age of capitalist affluence. What comes to light as well are the relentlessly nationalistic goals underlying government policies toward sports—above all marathons, where Japanese have been so successful—throughout the modern era. The public craze for distance racing, both watching and running, has created a shared citizenship of civic participation among young and old, male and female, persons of every social background and level of education. The combination of speedy elite athletes and huge numbers of general-citizen runners means that Japan today is truly a marathon nation. Marathon Japan will appeal to Japan specialists interested in modern cultural and social history. It will engage recreational runners in Japan and abroad as well as anyone interested in the history of sports.
Category: History

Run Your First Marathon

Author : Grete Waitz
ISBN : 9781616080365
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Outlines a sixteen-week marathon training program that includes workout schedules and discusses topics such as nutrition and hydration, mental preparation, and stretching and strengthening exercises.
Category: Health & Fitness

My First 100 Marathons

Author : Jeffrey Horowitz
ISBN : 9781602393189
Genre : Health & Fitness
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When Horowitz went out for his first run in 1985, it changed his life forever. Eighteen years later he completed his 100th marathon. This is his story, as well as the story of every runner who has found joy and satisfaction in a training routine, in reaching a goal, or in finishing a race.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Longest Race

Author : Tom Alter
ISBN : UOM:39015066821854
Genre : East Indians
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Category: East Indians

Run Rinse Repeat

Author : Mike Boza
ISBN : 9781477264379
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Run, Rinse, Repeat is Coach Mike Boza's story of his 2011 Plant High School cross country team's quest to win a historic state championship and his own preparation for the 2012 ING Miami Marathon. The Hall of Fame coach shares his passion for running and valuable insights into training, racing and coaching from his thirty years of experience. Coach Boza offers thoughtful and often humorous reflections on his running journey.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The New Rules Of Running

Author : Vijay Vad, M.D.
ISBN : 9781101623657
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 64.32 MB
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The ultimate guide to injury-free running and racing, from renowned sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad with training schedules designed by coach and 2-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming Whether you’re learning to run, trying to lower your Personal Record, recovering from injury, or just getting in shape, The New Rules of Running will make you a faster, healthier runner. The only book on running authored by a sports medicine specialist, this informative guide offers: A primer on running’s most common injuries, emphasizing prevention and recovery, to get you through the grueling training months unscathed. Essential strengthening exercises, stretches, nutrition, and hydration tips.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Marathon Cycling

Author : Cherie Turner
ISBN : 0823935531
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An exploration of marathon bicycling, including the history of the sport, profiles of famous riders, and beginners' tips on training, safety, gear, and types of events.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Run For Life

Author : Roy M. Wallack
ISBN : 9781602393448
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 44.74 MB
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Counsels running athletes on how to maintain active fitness throughout one's senior years, explaining the potential health benefits of running while making recommendations on everything from strength training and improving flexibility to fighting bone loss and preventing back pain. Original.
Category: Health & Fitness

Guinness Book Of Sports Records Winners Champions

Author : Norris McWhirter
ISBN : 0806902345
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 26.31 MB
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This illustrated reference book contains up-to-date records for more than eighty sports and includes various men's and women's collegiate championships as well as professional and amateur records
Category: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary Of Track And Field

Author : Peter Matthews
ISBN : 9780810879850
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 80.91 MB
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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 entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of track and field.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life Is A Marathon

Author : D. Chongo Mundende
ISBN : 9781465307392
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Life Is a Marathon Running promotes healthy living. Running marathons is a worldwide phenomenon. More and more people are training for and completing the ultimate running distance, 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers in a day, while they are still standing, alive, coherent, and in need of no medical attention. Running marathons requires careful preparation, planning, and execution. The runner needs a lot of patience and internal mental fortitude to do well. Many principles of running apply to those of living a committed Christian life. In living a Christian life, you need the assurance that Jesus loves you. Christ living in you transforms your life. Living a Christian life requires patience, endurance, and discipline. Both Christians and runners experience highs and lows, as well as expected and unexpected turns of events. Sometimes the road is lonely and wearying, but it ultimately ends in inexpressible joy to those who find themselves at the finish line to receive their reward. However, while running may yield temporal and perishable rewards, living a Christian life brings eternal and everlasting rewards. Life Is a Marathon contains information that may transform your life.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Focus On The Marathon

Author : John H. L. Humphreys
ISBN : 0715808478
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Running Beyond The Marathon

Author : Grahak Cunningham
ISBN : 1491219327
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Running for 50 days around a New York City Block, Grahak Cunningham is a four time finisher and former champion of the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. Founded in 1997 by Sri Chinmoy it is the world's longest official running race. Competitors must deal with fatigue, injury, monotony and extreme temperatures. Combining ultra running and meditation and using qualities of perseverance, determination and focus the runners strive to finish within the time limit. Even if you have never completed a marathon or run before in your life, this book offers insights into what it takes to achieve your personal goals in fitness, business or life.

Hansons Half Marathon Method

Author : Luke Humphrey
ISBN : 9781937716530
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Committed runners from all over the world have set new PRs with the Hansons training program--the same approach that has turned Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners into champions. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, the Hansons-Brooks team shares its unique, winning approach to the popular half-marathon distance. With training plans for intermediate and advanced racers, as well as a welcoming Just Finish Program for newer runners, Hansons Half-Marathon Method prepares all athletes for their best performance. Using this smart and science-based half-marathon training program, runners will power up with precisely paced workouts that develop speed, strength, and stamina. Runners will finish strong using the Hansons approach to marathon hydration, nutrition, and pacing. Hansons Half-Marathon Method lays out the most effective way to train for a half-marathon, developed by one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using the Hansons way, runners can forge a breakthrough half-marathon performance.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Guinness Sports Record Book

Author : Norris Dewar McWhirter
ISBN : 0806900326
Genre : Sports record book
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Category: Sports record book