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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward S Sears
|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) --
|Responsibility:||by Edward S. Sears.|
"Here is the first comprehensive history of running, from prehuman times through the year 2000. Beginning with an exploration of how human anatomy evolved to make possible the running down of prey, it moves on through racing in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, the coming of "pedestrians" (professional runners) in the nineteenth century, the rise of amateur running in events like the Olympics, and the era of the modern superstar runners. Rich with illustrations and detailed information, this book is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in the facts, legends, and lore of running."--BOOK JACKET.