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Book Review: Olympic Collision: The story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd

Book Review: Olympic Collision: The story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd

Christopher Kelsall July 20, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Title: Olympic Collision: The story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd Author: Kyle Keiderling Pages: 352 Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-8032-9084-6 The story of the collision that took place between

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Book Review: Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew

Book Review: Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew

Christopher Kelsall May 12, 2016 1

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Title: Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew Author: Vern Walker Pages: 305 Publisher: David Ling Publishing Limited (August 1, 2014) ISBN: 978-1-877378-94-2 Available online via Fishpond.co.nz If you are not already familiar with the

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Book review: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running

Book review: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running

Christopher Kelsall February 9, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Title: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running Author: Adharanand Finn Pages: 326 Publisher: Faber and Faber First printing: 2015 ISBN: 978-0-571-30316-8 Adharanand Finn, award-winning author of Running

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Book Review: 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower

Book Review: 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower

Christopher Kelsall January 7, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Title: 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Taining Slower Author: Matt Fitzgerald Pages: 246 (before appendix) Publisher: Penguin Group First printing: September 2014 Purchase here. Author Matt Fitzgerald’s most recent published work

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Book Review: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled, by Nick Symmonds

Book Review: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled, by Nick Symmonds

Christopher Kelsall December 11, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Author: Nick Symmonds Title: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled ISBN: 978-1-935270-32-4 Published by: Cool titles Category: Autobiography Pages: 230 Purchase the book, here. One of America’s all-time great half-milers, Nick Symmonds,

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Book Review: When Running Was Young and So Were We, by Jack D. Welch

Book Review: When Running Was Young and So Were We, by Jack D. Welch

Christopher Kelsall November 27, 2014 1

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Journalism Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: D & B Publishing; First Edition (April 21 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1909457167 ISBN-13: 978-1909457164 Purchase here. Jack D. Welch is a running journalist who has chronicled the life

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The Science of Running: A Book Review

The Science of Running: A Book Review

Christopher Kelsall June 11, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Sport and Leisure Title: The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your personal performance Author: Steve Magness ISBN: 978-0615-94294-0 Availability: Amazon Status: Recommended Steve Magness recently wrote

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John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach In NCAA History

John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach In NCAA History

Christopher Kelsall June 27, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Biography Title: John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History Author: Andrew Maloney and John McDonnell ISBN: 10: 1 – 55728-992 – 1 Availability: Amazon Status: Recommended John McDonnell: The Greatest Coach

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Not About the Medal – Leah Pells – A Memoir

Not About the Medal – Leah Pells – A Memoir

Christopher Kelsall April 24, 2012 2

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Biography Title: Not About the Medal Author: Leah Pells ISBN: 9780978064129 Availability: www.leahpells.com Status: Recommended The protagonist of Leah Pell’s transfixing autobiography, NOT ABOUT THE MEDAL immediately dominates the story and does not

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Ovett An Autobiography – Book Review

Ovett An Autobiography – Book Review

Christopher Kelsall January 2, 2012 0

© Copyright – 2011 – Athletics Illustrated Genre: Biography Title: Steve Ovett: An Autobiography Author: Steve Ovett and John Rodda ISBN: 0002181193 Pages: 209 Published by: Willow Books, 1984 Book Review Steve Ovett was one of the most notable English athletes during

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