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The Olympic marathon

Author: David E Martin; Roger W H Gynn
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history aims to capture the excitement and drama from the past century of marathon races since its inception at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. The authors offer details of how each race was run,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Martin; Roger W H Gynn
ISBN: 0880119691 9780880119696
OCLC Number: 42823784
Description: xvi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Olympic Marathon Miscellany Finder --
Introduction: Origin of the Olympic Marathon Footrace --
Ch. 1. 1896: Spiridon Louis Victorious for Greece --
Ch. 2. 1900: Michel Theato Triumphs in Torrid Paris Race --
Ch. 3. 1904: Tom Hicks Conquers Heat Wave in St. Louis --
Ch. 4. 1906: Billy Sherring Speeds to Victory in the Intercalated Games --
Ch. 5. 1908: Pietri Steals the Show as Hayes Captures the Gold --
Ch. 6. 1912: A South African Success Spree in Stockholm --
Ch. 7. 1920: World Best for Hannes Kolehmainen --
Ch. 8. 1924: A Surprise Runaway Victory for Stenroos in Paris --
Ch. 9. 1928: French Algerian El Ouafi Wins at Amsterdam --
Ch. 10. 1932: Zabala Takes Gold as Ferris Closes Fast in Los Angeles.
Responsibility: David E. Martin, Roger W.H. Gynn.

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"Sprinkle liberal marathon doses of physiology, psychology, counseling, coaching, training, and research; then add the world's most authoritative statistics and most reliable history. The product Read more...

 
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