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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.
"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"--
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career.
Focuses on the Tarahumara, a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world. This title tells their story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner.
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.
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.