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Great British Runners - Celebrates GB's great legacy in middle distance running- released November 2010 - Foreword by - Seb Coe
has had more mile record breakers than any other nation. The names of
Bannister, Ibbotson, Coe, Ovett and Cram are etched into British athletics'
history, a reminder
of the time when Britain ruled the world's running tracks. At the
longer distances, the success of tough-training Gordon Pirie, and his
popularity with the British public, paved the way for the likes of
Bedford, Foster and Moorcroft. Where would the current
crop of British female middle distance runner be without the great Dame
Kelly Holmes? This book details the careers of Britain's greatest track
runners from 800m to 10,000m. Every one of the profiled athletes is
either a world record breaker or Olympic gold
medallist, or both. Tracking their careers using archive material from Athletics Weekly, the bible of British athletics, "Great British Runners" is a must-read for anyone who enjoys athletics,
and wants to discover more about his or her idol. The book also
features profiles of Britain's other top runners from recent history as
well as looking at the successes and medal winning prospects of the
next generation of Great British Runners. Packed full of statistics,
insight and candid commentary, "Great British Runners"
is an enlightening read for athletics' fans.
"I'm delighted to be included in such a group of legendary athletes" -
Lord Sebastian Coe. "I'm absolutely delighted to be featuring in this
book alongside such runners as Gordon Pirie, Derek Ibbotson, Alf Shrubb
and Chris Chataway" - Brendan Foster. "It's great that a special issue
of Athletics Weekly has
been brought out featuring British distance runners such as Seb Coe,
Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, Brendan foster and Dave Bedford - as these
athletes are superb role
models for young runners like myself" - Mo Farah.
Great Marathon Runners - Celebrates not only the UK's greatest marathon runners but
also the world's best - released March 2011 - Foreword by - Ron Hill
The marathon is simply a unique event with more history and drama than any other. The story of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the defeat of the Persians, exclaiming "we have won" before collapsing and dying will forever be imbedded in legend. The marathon is the ultimate endurance event at championship level and has developed from paltry fields of around 12 competitors in the 1800's to well over 30,000 in the biggest city marathons in the world today. The distance is an enigma and stimulates interest among fun runners, joggers, celebrities, club runners and of course elite athletes worldwide. British runners have been instrumental in moving the event onwards and upwards over the years with world records from Jim Peters, Basil Heatley, Steve Jones and Paula Radcliffe. The event has had a true global effect with some of those best-ever times and athletes coming from every corner of the world including Asia, Oceania, the Americas, Europe and Africa. Great Marathon Runners is much more than a book charting success, it tells the story of how each athlete reached the pinnacle of their career. There are stories of joy and despair, laughter and tears, but they all lead to one thing - a definitive performance over 26 miles 385 yards. There are chapters on some of the best big city and championship events along with words on some of the best marathons races ever run throughout the world. Of course, like any good book, it finishes with in-depth statistics which tell a story in their own right. Athletics Weekly has been at most of the marathons over the last 65 years to record the passion, drama and the unexpected. We trust you enjoy the book and hope it gives you the motivation to get out there and achieve your goals whether they are covering the distance in two hours or four hours. As the great Emil Zatopek said: "If you want to win something, run 100 metres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon!
The Greatest Olympic Athletes - Reviews the greatest Olympic athletes since 1948 as
voted for by the readers of AW - Released November 2011 - Foreword by - Lynn Davies
British Runners and Great Marathon Runners has an appeal for everyone.
The Greatest Olympic Athletes, 1948 to present day includes every event
discipline and tells
the fascinating stories of how the iconic gold medals were won. The
list of athletes on show is extensive and whether you're a runner,
jumper, thrower or all three combined, we have tried to capture the
atmosphere, trials and tribulations of each Olympic champion.
The book is full of interesting tales of how the elusive gold medals
were won and how the superstars rose to fame. It is packed with a
treasure-chest of images that tell a story in their own right from a
time when black and white was the latest technology
to present day interactive, 3D, hi-definition full colour. There's
statistics too - an essential part of any Olympic who's who. Who is the
best athlete to compete in an Olympic Games? Which performance has stood
out above all others? Which have been the best
Games? This is a debate that could literally run and run and perhaps in
the pages of this publication you can make up your own mind. The
Greatest Olympic Athletes is a must have for all athletics
fans and those who just love the magic that an Olympic Games
can conjure. We hope you enjoy the book and with the 2012 Games in
London just around the corner and the excitement gradually building, we
hope it puts you in the mood for the dramas that will unfold in the
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