World's Greatest in Athletics: A Great Holiday Gift idea for Track Fans (Sponsored by RunBlogRun)


151111 Cover WGiA_NEW_frontpage_HR.jpgThe new book above, is being published as you read this, and will be available in Sweden next week. If you order before December 11, the publisher can get the book to you in North America by the Christmas holiday.

We have the info on the book, a sample spread, a pdf flyer and how to order all below!

M1500m_spread_30_31.jpgThe spread above is an example of the quality of book features in World's Greatest in Athletics, by Jonas Hedman, Richard Hymans and Peter Matthews. This is a must have for athletics fans!

World's Greatest in Athletics - a must for all track and field fans!
Who's the best track and field athlete of all time? The question is almost impossible to answer given the versatility and great development of the sport over a lot of aspects covering more than one hundred years. But here's a serious try! World's Greatest in Athletics is a unique book which covering all the best track and field athletes of all time in text, pictures and statistics. It includes a never before published ranking of the top-10 in all standard events for men and women based on honours won, records and result level. For each event the career profiles are given for the top ranked athletes followed by succinct career summaries with honours won for the rest of the top ten athletes.
The US is represented by no less than 9 #1s - 6 men and 3 women - and no other country has more.
Add to this deep all-time lists in all standard events and you understand this is as book you really want.

The book is produced by Jonas Hedman, Richard Hymans and Peter Matthews and Jonas Hedman who has published many track and field books over the years.

The book includes these parts:
- Top-10 world ranking in all standard events with career details, best performances and annual progression
- Biographies of many of the best athletes
- 500 deep world all-time lists including top-100 performances
- Decade lists, top-10 in all events for every tenth year 1900-2010

• 832 pages, 170x240mm, 315 pictures, soft cover
• 49 USD plus postage and shipping

TextoGraf Publishing, Sweden

More info and ordering at

And here's the one to the book's FB page:

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