How to Race the Mile: Learning Effective Tactics from Great Runners & Races, by Jeff Hollobaugh

This book is needed by coaches and athletes. The mile is a tactical race, and Jeff Hollobaugh has asked some of the finest athletes about their finest races. A great learning tool, we highly recommend it! Jeff is a long time contributor to many of the magazines that you love: TFN, Michigan Runner, plus 

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How to Race the Mile: Learning Effective Tactics from Great Runners and Races
The ultimate guide to racing just published by Mercury-Chronicle Books

Over 300 pages, How to Race the Mile is a result of over two years of work
by veteran track journalist Jeff Hollobaugh. The book focuses on the
tactics and strategies that many of the world's finest runners have used
for success in championship 1500/miles. Over 60 case histories analyze
various races in depth, and many include commentary from the key runners
exploring what they did right and what they might do differently if they
had the chance.

Among the athletes who contributed to the project were Jenny Simpson,
Steve Scott, Filbert Bayi, Dave Wottle, Rick Wohlhuter, Peter Rono, Jeff
Atkinson, Katie Mackey, Kevin Sullivan, Sonia O'Sullivan, and many more.

Never before has so much great advice on racing from so many distinguished
runners been brought together in one place. The result is the most
comprehensive book ever written on racing skills, as well as the
psychology behind successful championship competition.

Not only is How to Race the Mile essential to competitive distance runners
and their coaches, it is also a fun read for any distance fan who would
get a kick out of hearing so many great competitors talk about racing

About the author: Jeff Hollobaugh has been an athletics journalist for
nearly three decades, and has a particular fascination with racing: the
art of what happens between the firing of the gun and the finish. In the
past, his writing has appeared in Track & Field News (he is a past
managing editor), as well as and Michigan Runner. He has covered
six Olympic Games and ten IAAF World Championships. He is the editor of, a non-profit site that promotes high school track & cross
country in Michigan. Much of his recent writing can be found at

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