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Pre

Pre Author Tom Jordan
ISBN-10 9781623360771
Release 2012-12-19
Pages 176
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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. Driving alone at night after a party, Prefontaine crashed his sports car, putting a tragic, shocking end to the life and career of one of the most influential, accomplished runners of our time. More than 20 years later, Pre continues to influence the running world. From his humble origins in Coos Bay, Oregon, Pre became the first person to win four NCAA titles in one event. Year after year, he was virtually unbeatable. Instead of becoming one of the new breed of professional track athletes, Pre chose to stay amateur and fight for the adequate funding he felt American amateur athletes deserved. A man of incredible desire and energy, Pre trained relentlessly. In his drive to be the best, he spurred others to do their best. As one racer said, "He ran every race as if it were his last." But Pre not only touched runners; his exciting technique as well as his maverick lifestyle made him a favorite of the fans. A race with Prefontaine in it was automatically an event. His brief but brilliant life—documented by author Tom Jordan—is the tale of a true American hero. This is his story. "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative." —Steve Prefontaine *The e-book edition does not include photos



Pre

Pre Author Tom Jordan
ISBN-10 0875964575
Release 1996-12-01
Pages 176
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Looks at the life of the long-distance runner who had 25 consecutive wins for distance races over a mile, and who fought for adequate funding for American amateur athletics



Pre

Pre Author Tom Jordan
ISBN-10 OCLC:34542832
Release 1993
Pages 128
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Pre has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pre also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pre book for free.



Bowerman and the Men of Oregon

Bowerman and the Men of Oregon Author Kenny Moore
ISBN-10 9781594867316
Release 2007-09-04
Pages 480
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A portrait of the foremost track coach and founder of Nike describes how he helped contribute to numerous team titles and record achievements while working at the University of Oregon, offers insight into the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, and considers Bowerman's relationship with runner Steve Prefontaine. Reprint.



14 Minutes

14 Minutes Author Alberto Salazar
ISBN-10 9781609619985
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 280
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In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead. But miraculously, Salazar was back at the Nike campus coaching his runners just nine days later. Salazar had faced death before, but he survived that and numerous other harrowing episodes thanks to his raw physical talent, maniacal training habits, and sheer will, as well as—he strongly believes—divine grace. In 14 Minutes, Salazar chronicles in spellbinding detail how a shy, skinny Cuban-American kid from the suburbs of Boston was transformed into the greatest marathon runner of his era. For the first time, he reveals his tempestuous relationship with his father, a former ally of Fidel Castro; his early running life in high school with the Greater Boston Track Club; his unhealthy obsession to train through pain; the dramatic wins in New York, Boston, and South Africa; and how surviving 14 minutes of death taught him to live again.



Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun Author John Brant
ISBN-10 9781609616984
Release 2007-03-06
Pages 224
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The 1982 Boston Marathon was great theater: Two American runners, Alberto Salazar, a celebrated champion, and Dick Beardsley, a gutsy underdog, going at each other for just under 2 hours and 9 minutes. Neither man broke. The race merely came to a thrilling, shattering end, exacting such an enormous toll that neither man ever ran as well again. Beardsley, the most innocent of men, descended into felony drug addiction, and Salazar, the toughest of men, fell prey to depression. Exquisitely written and rich with human drama, John Brant's Duel in the Sun brilliantly captures the mythic character of the most thrilling American marathon ever run—and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterward.



Running with the Buffaloes

Running with the Buffaloes Author Chris Lear
ISBN-10 9780762774579
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 288
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Top five Best Books About Running, Runner's World Magazine Top three Best Books About Running, readers of Runner's World Magazine (December 2009) A phenomenal portrait of courage and desire that will do for college cross-country what John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink did for college basketball.



Steve Prefontaine Rocketman

Steve Prefontaine Rocketman Author Bree Donovan Linda Prefontaine
ISBN-10 9781435716292
Release 2008-05
Pages 167
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A biography of runner Steve Prefontaine.



Once a Runner

Once a Runner Author John L. Parker
ISBN-10 9781416597919
Release 2009-04-07
Pages 256
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Originally self-published in 1978, Once a Runner captures the essence of competitive running—and of athletic competition in general—and has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever published. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the story focuses on Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one man’s quest to become a champion.



Run with the Champions

Run with the Champions Author Marc Bloom
ISBN-10 1579542905
Release 2001-04-21
Pages 224
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In Run with the Champions, award-winning running writer Marc Bloom feeds the voracious appetite of America's growing running population in two ways: by creating a unique system to objectively rank the nation's top 25 male and top 25 female runners of all time, and by revealing their little-known training secrets and strategies, from what they ate to how they trained for their biggest victories. Any average runner can benefit from the insights and advice offered by running legends like Frank Shorter, Alberto Salazar, Joan Samuelson, and Lynn Jennings. The rankings themselves are expected to create a buzz in the large running community, and the affiliation with Runner's World--the world's leading authority on running--will ensure credibility. This comprehensive book is at once an exciting compendium on elite runners and a terrific training manual.



The Ghost Runner

The Ghost Runner Author Bill Jones
ISBN-10 9781453271681
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 352
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A cross between Once a Runner and Chariots of Fire, the heartbreaking story of the man known as “The Ghost Runner.” The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as “the ghost runner,” John Tarrant, the extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he’d been paid £17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised. Forever. Now he was fighting back, gate-crashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt. No friends in high places. Soon he would be a record-breaker, one of the greatest long-distance runners the world had ever seen.



Cross country Running

Cross country Running Author Jeff Galloway
ISBN-10 9781841263038
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 212
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Presents all the information necessary to train for cross-country races, including how to build endurance, train and race on hills, varied terrain running, speed training, race strategies, maximizing performance and injury prevention and treatment, as well as teamwork training and racing methods. Original. $10,000 ad/promo.



Jogging

Jogging Author William J. Bowerman
ISBN-10 0552087475
Release 1967
Pages 127
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Jogging has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jogging also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jogging book for free.



Running on Empty

Running on Empty Author Marshall Ulrich
ISBN-10 9781101513859
Release 2011-04-14
Pages 320
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117 marathons, 52 days, 32 pairs of shoes, 57 years old: A fascinating glimpse inside the mind of an ultramarathon runner and the inspirational saga of his phenomenal journey running across America. The ultimate endurance athlete, Marshall Ulrich has run more than 100 foot races averaging over 100 miles each, completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and ascended the Seven Summits - including Mount Everest - all on his first attempt. Yet his run from California to New York- the equivalent of running two marathons and a 10K every day for nearly two months straight - proved to be his most challenging effort yet. Featured in the recent documentary film, Running America, Ulrich clocked the 3rd fastest transcontinental crossing to date and set new records in multiple divisions. In Running on Empty, he shares the gritty backstory, including brushes with death, run-ins with the police, and the excruciating punishments he endured at the mercy of his maxed-out body. Ulrich also reached back nearly 30 years to when the death of the woman he loved drove him to begin running - and his dawning realization that he felt truly alive only when pushed to the limits. Filled with mind-blowing stories from the road and his sensational career, Ulrich's memoir imbues an incredible read with a universal message for athletes and nonathletes alike: face the toughest challenges, overcome debilitating setbacks, and find deep fulfillment in something greater than achievement Watch a Video



Sub 4 00

Sub 4 00 Author Chris Lear
ISBN-10 9781609613907
Release 2004-08-25
Pages 272
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For more than three decades, not one American schoolboy had run a sub-4:00 mile. Then, in January 2001, Alan Webb clocked a 3:59.86 mile, the fastest indoor U.S. high school mile ever. Just a few months later, the young track star achieved legendary status: he ran a 3:53.46 mile-a full 2 seconds faster than former record holder Jim Ryun. Everywhere Webb was hailed as "America's Next Great Miler." In Sub 4:00, noted track writer Chris Lear follows Webb to college at the University of Michigan. As we witness Webb's freshman track season-watching him struggle with injuries, interpersonal conflicts, the politics of the collegiate track world, and his own aspirations to become the best miler ever-we get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes view of the life of one of the nation's most promising track athletes with a new chapter describing the latest developments in Webb's fascinating career.



26 2

26 2 Author Kathrine Switzer
ISBN-10 159486330X
Release 2006-04-18
Pages 253
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A visual and narrative tour of marathon history throughout the world examines marathon popularity in social, philosophical, athletic, fashion, cultural, and scientific contexts, featuring photography by such top contributors as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas. 25,000 first printing.



Two Hours

Two Hours Author Ed Caesar
ISBN-10 9781451685862
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 256
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“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness “Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the search for a two-hour marathon.” —The Washington Post Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than anyone who has run before. So who will it be? In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport few people understand. It takes us from big-money races in the United States and Europe to remote villages in Kenya. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It is a book about running that is about much more than running. It is a human drama like no other.