Published with the support of the International Athletic Federation, this book tells the story of track and field athletics from 1860 to date. Each chapter covers a given period of time and recalls the facts and figures in their human, competitive and technical aspects, for both men and women. Track and field athletics is the most universally known and practised of all sports. Its modern forms began to emerge after the middle of the 19th Century in British and American clubs and colleges. Its current rules were forged for the most part around 1880 and accelerated with the revival of the Olympic Games (Athens 1896) and the foundation of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (Berlin 1913), which is still the world governing body of the sport. After World War II the development of athletics was gradually and increasingly affected by economic and political factors. While gaining in stature all over the world, the sport met new problems. Man as an athlete has become a sophisticated object, as a result of rational and severe conditioning methods, vastly increased technical knowledge and an ever-closer connection with sport medicine. Geographically track and field has expanded to cover virtually every corner of the globe. Women's athletics became a factor around 1920 and began to expand in the Fifties.
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Published/Written by: David Martin, Peter Coe, Sebastian Coe, Anne Marie Luack.
This text integrates scientific principles about how the body adapts to training with practical information on designing individualized training programmes for middle- and long-distance runners. It covers: the biomechanics and biochemistry of running; goal-setting for competitive runners; developing a plan for total body fitness; strategies for successful racing from the 800-metre through the marathon; integrating psychological and psychiological aspects of athlete development; and stress management.
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Published/Written by: Rob Sleamaker, Ray Browning.
The second edition of a fitness manual written for endurance athletes, first published in 1988, which presents a systematic way to design, schedule, perform and monitor training programs, and shows how to prepare mentally for races, and stay motivated to train and win.
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USA Track & Field is the national governing body for track and field, long distance running, race walking and cross country. This manual contains information and techniques for testing, teaching, training and maximizing the competetive performance of athletes in every track and field event.
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