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26.2 : marathon stories

Author: Kathrine Switzer; Roger Robinson
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [s.l.] ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hot on the heels of the world's most popular independent athletic competition, authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson take the full measure of the marathon race - an epic distance that has immortalized heroes, ignited scandals and created a multi-billion-dollar shoe industry. In 26.2 informative and entertaining chapters, they trace the history of this solitary endurance feat and its current place in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records (Sports)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathrine Switzer; Roger Robinson
ISBN: 159486330X 9781594863301
OCLC Number: 68922701
Notes: Roger Robinson is a New Zealand author.
Description: 253 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Prelude to the race --
2. The starting line --
3. Out of the gate --
4. Olympic distance --
5. Mapping the course --
6. Motivations --
7. Heroes 1896-1956 --
8. Training --
9. Running for your life --
10. Joining the race --
11. The pack --
12. Sidelines --
13. Halfway --
14. Run the world --
15. Gear --
16. Ritual and religion --
17. Shortcuts --
18. The body in question --
19. The story of a word --
20. Heroes 1956-1982 --
21. The course and the cause --
22. The agony --
23. Time --
24. Out of the rift valley --
25. Souvenirs --
26. Heroes 1982-2003 --
26.2. The ecstasy.
Other Titles: Twenty six point two
Responsibility: Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson.
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"Hot on the heels of the world's most popular independent athletic competition, authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson take the full measure of the marathon race - an epic distance that has immortalized heroes, ignited scandals and created a multi-billion-dollar shoe industry. In 26.2 informative and entertaining chapters, they trace the history of this solitary endurance feat and its current place in contemporary popular culture. Incredible photography takes readers out on the road as marathoners from around the world prepare themselves for their 26.2 miles of glory. These powerful images capture the endless hours of practice, the grueling physical pace and the overwhelming rush of crossing the finish line."--BOOK JACKET.

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