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Historical Dictionary of Track and Field

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While the earliest evidence of organized running can be traced back to Egypt in 3800 BCE, the modern sport of track and field evolved from rural games and church and folk festivals, and rules were drawn up in the final quarter of the 19th century in those advanced societies where enough people had the leisure time to indulge their fancies. Today, in addition to the running events, track and field includes such events as the high jump, pole vault, long jump, shot, discus, javelin, hammer, and decathlon. The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of track and field.

Olympic Track and Field Legends

Author : Martin Gitlin
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All Olympic competitors are elite athletes. But only the very best have risen to legendary status. Meet some of the world's most amazing Olympians and nd out how they won their gold medals in these exciting books. Action photos and interesting infographics are accompanied by straightforward text to create these fascinating mini-biographies.

USA Track Field Coaching Manual

Author : Joseph L. Rogers
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Variant title : USA Track and Field. From USA Track & Field, Inc.

Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics

Author : Gary Barber
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Getting Started in Track and Field Athletics-advice, ideas and great stories for parents, coaches, teachers, and young athletes.

American Men of Olympic Track and Field

Author : Don Holst
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This book of interviews with Olympic track and field athletes highlights those whose lives have revealed courage, persistence and decency, both on and off the field. After their great careers ended, they went on to become authors, teachers, coaches, radio and television sports commentators, consultants, congressmen, actors, businessmen, military officers, social workers and ministers. Many continued in athletics long after their days as Olympians. The Olympic track and field athletes include Glenn Cunningham (middle distances), Lee Calhoun (high hurdles), Ken Doherty (decathlon), Dick Fosbury (high jump), Bruce Jenner (decathlon), Abel Kiviat (middle distances), Bob Mathias (decathlon), Al Oerter (discus throw), Bob Richards (pole vault), Wes Santee (middle distances), Jackson Scholz (sprints), Bill Toomey (decathlon), Forrest Towns (high hurdles), Craig Virgin (long distances), Archie Williams (long sprints), John Woodruff (middle distances), and Olympic coaches Payton Jordan and Berny Wagner. They talk about the influences in their lives that helped them develop their values, their first memories of competition and participation in their sport, their educational experiences, the problems they faced when they were active competitors, the problems athletes today face, and many other topics.

Olympic Track and Field Techniques

Author : Tom Ecker
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Fundamentals of Track and Field

Author : Gerry Carr
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Provides information for training and developing new coaching talents for track and field, including sprints, race walking, hurdles, and long jump

Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field

Author : Karen Rosen
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Perhaps no sporting event has told more amazing stories than the Olympic Games. Great Moments in Olympic Track and Field tells the stories of surprise and dominance, of inspiration and determination, of persistence and overcoming adversity. Title includes colorful descriptions of memorable moments old and new, a list of great Olympians in track and field, Great Moment sidebars, and frequent subheads. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Outstanding Women Athletes

Author : Janet Woolum
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Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport

The A T F S Olympic Handbook

Author : Association of Track & Field Statisticians
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Illustrated Guide to Olympic Track and Field Techniques

Author : Tom Ecker
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Science Behind Track and Field

Author : Lisa J. Amstutz
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"Discusses science of track and field events using biology and physics"--

The Olympic Marathon

Author : David E. Martin
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No Olympic event can rival the rich history and grand spectacle of the marathon. Created for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 as a commemoration of the legendary run by the Greek messenger Philippides, the race has endured like no other, producing a century of awe-inspiring competition and unforgettable stories. The Olympic Marathon brings the high drama and rich details of the past 24 Olympic marathon races to life in a way no other book ever has. This definitive resource, written by world-renowned Olympic marathon experts David Martin and Roger Gynn, goes beyond statistics to offer readers a vivid chronicle of the athletes and their memorable marathon performances. Fans will relive the compelling moments that have made the Olympic marathon legendary: Spiridon Louis winning the first modern Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, Emil ZÃ ̄¿Å"topek's dramatic triple-gold performance in 1952, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila winning a gold medal while running barefoot, Joan Benoit Samuelson earning her place in history as winner of the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984, and many other fascinating stories. For each race, The Olympic Marathon provides the following: -A summary of the geographical setting and political climate surrounding the Olympic Movement -A course map and detailed street description -A step-by-step narrative of how the race was run -Biographical sketches of the top three finishers -A "Looking Ahead" section, which summarizes marathon highlights leading up to the next Olympic marathon Generously illustrated, often with rare and never-before-published photos, a pictorial glimpse is provided into the contemporary atmosphere and dynamics of each race. Plus, for readers who want complete statistics on each race, the book provides a comprehensive appendix. Included are chronological and alphabetical race results for all men and women who participated in the event and listings of the fastest men's and women's Olympic marathon performances. The Olympic Marathon is the authoritative book on the race that has captured the imagination of the world. It's a one-of-a-kind resource that every fan of running and the Olympics will treasure.

Black American Women in Olympic Track and Field

Author : Michael D. Davis
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Provides information on African-American women who have participated in Olympic track and field events from 1932 to 1988

The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field

Author : Joseph M. Turrini
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The Final Report of the President s Commission on Olympic Sports January 1977 Washington

Author : United States. President's Commission on Olympic Sports
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Officiating Track and Field and Cross Country

Author : American Sport Education Program
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Aimed at both novice and experienced athletics officials and coaches, this guide provides an overview of event procedures and responsibilities along with detailed descriptions of the mechanics of each event, and includes applied examples of real-life situations and rule applications.

The Modern Olympic Century 1896 1996

Author : Ekkehard Zurmegede
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Unbeatable Betty

Author : Allison Crotzer Kimmel
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Scotland s Track and Field Olympians

Author : John W Keddie
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This book identifies and describes the performances of Scottish track and field athletes who competed in the Olympic Games between 1896 and 1980. This includes Scots, men and women, or Scots, or descendants of Scots, who had emigrated from Scotland, and who took part in Olympic track and field athletics, albeit representing nations other than Great Britain. In addition, there are Appendices covering representation of Scottish-qualified participants and various aspects of performances for the whole period of the Games up to and including the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. This is a ground-breaking book, dealing with Scottish national participation in Olympic track and field events from their inception for the first time.