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Running through the ages

Author: Edward S Sears
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Running has always been important to human life, as both survival skill and sport. Contests for the swiftest runners developed early in history, as did admiration for the winners - admiration that persists today in the celebrity status of Olympic track athletes and marathon runners.".
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Sears
ISBN: 0786409711 9780786409716
OCLC Number: 46650949
Description: vi, 330 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Running by pre- and early humans (5,000,000-200,000 B.C.) --
Running in the ancient world (2650 B.C-A.D. 500) --
From running footmen to pedestrianism (A.D. 500-1800) --
The origin of modern running (1800-1850) --
The golden age of the pros and the rise of the amateurs (1850-1900) --
Modern running goes worldwide (1900-1950) --
The modern superstars (1950-2000) --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Edward S. Sears.

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Throughout human history, running was necessary for survival. In present times, it has become an ever-popular way to promote physical fitness. This work examines the history of running from the era  Read more...

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"provides...compelling biographical information...Sears book simply has too much valuable historical and biographical information, revealing illustrations and p

 
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