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After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, the author sets out to discover what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. He moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to school, the food, the altitude, or something else?
Kabelo Mabalane, South AfricaÆs number one self-proclaimed æpantsula for lifeÆ shares his journey and insights, from being a multi-platinum-selling musician, through the highs and lows of drug addiction, to finding hope and life again through running (eight Comrades marathons and counting) and his faith.
Beijing 2008, the 100 metres final: Usain Bolt slows down, beats his chest, metres clear of his nearest rival, his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest sporting moments. This book reveals the secrets of Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory.
Written by author and journalist Steve Smith, Trail Blazer û My Life as an Ultra-distance Trail Runner recounts the life story of this intrepid sportsman, from his experiences as a rudderless party animal to becoming a world-class athlete, and includes details on his training regimes, race strategies and aspirations for future sporting endeavours.
When the author set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London's cobbled streets, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin's Venice. This book uses debates in literature, philosophy and biology to explore that simple human desire to run.
An inspiring memoir from ultrarunner Scott Jurek, star of "Born to Run," covering his remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet.
A guide to triathlon by two Olympic heroes. It tells the story of how two skinny lads from west Yorkshire became the best triathletes in the world.
Uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being. This book is suitable for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration.
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. This title presents his portrait.
"Triathlon Training Fundamentals caters directly to the beginner. Triathlon Training Fundamentals presents all of the basic information needed in plain language, from why and how to get started and what events to select, to what equipment to get and how to maintain it, to how to train for each leg of the race--swimming, biking, and running. Triathlon Training Fundamentals goes beyond laying out the basics to also tackle smaller--but equally as important--topics often overlooked in other books, like how to adjust training to fit your specific needs (such as if you have health issues, or are a youth or a woman) or how to troubleshoot equipment and health issues on race day"--
From the sports trainers who brought you "Be Iron Fit" and "Mastering the Marathon" and more comes the go-to training resource for the fastest growing segment of the triathlon world--Women! A complete guide for female triathletes that contains highly efficient and easy-to-follow training programs for success in all triathlon distances, this book also addresses in an in-depth fashion the host of challenges unique to women triathletes. From the stay-at-home mom to the professional woman, female triathletes face a wide range of challenges from societal expectations to physical concerns specific to their sex. Until now, there has not been a go-to source for this type of information.
How an overweight radio DJ got running, got skinny, kept running, survived a life-threatening tumour and fell in love with running marathons.