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This is a full-color guide for young athletes interested in track and field. With a history that dates back to the time of the ancient Greeks, track and field demands a wide range of abilities and workouts from those who compete - including the high jump, shot put, hurdles, distance races, and sprint races. Today track and field ranks only slightly behind basketball and soccer in its popularity among female athletes. Winning Track and Field for Girls, Second Edition explains the basics of the sport, the rules, and how to train safely for track and field events. Specific exercises, techniques, and workouts are included, as well as the history of track and field, nutrition, and fitness training. More than 100 new full-color photographs and two new full-color diagrams have been added, and new drills, new exercises, and current information on the rules of track and field events round out this informative, updated guide. Chapters include: History; Sprints; Hurdles; Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Races; Relays; Jumping Events; Throwing Events; Heptathlon, Cross-Country Marathon, and Triathlon; Mental Preparation and Nutrition; and, Stretches and Weight Lifting.
Part sport and part exercise, running boosts health, longevity and mental well-being. However, running is a demanding activity that can potentially tax the runner's body and mind. Therefore, possessing durability for running-a fusion of toughness and flexibility-is desirable to enhance a runner's physical and mental experience. This book-the first of its kind to combine corrective exercise, self-myofascial release, and yoga-empowers runners with measures to avoid unnecessary pain, injury and burnout. It is a comprehensive guide to creating a simple and efficient system of personalized supplemental training in which runners learn to identify and address areas of imbalance and overuse. These training methods increase strength, stability, mobility, and resiliency, and require as little as 15 minutes per day to implement. Runners can decrease the risk of injury, improve running performance, and maintain joint health. The result: a more durable body and mind that will support your running-and your life-for years to come.
The historic 1928 Bunion Derby was a cross-country footrace from Los Angeles to New York City. In a supreme test of human endurance and fortitude, runners pounded the pavement for 84 straight days, covering more than 3,400 miles. Starting in Los Angeles, the competitors tracked the path of old Route 66 to Chicago. From there they followed a twisting 1,000-mile trail to New York City. That journey is the subject of this book. While previous books and articles have been written about the race, most have concentrated on the promoter, C. C. Cash and Carry Pyle, his runners, or the Route 66 portion of the race. In The 1928 Bunion Derby: A Historical Tour and Driving Guide, Chicago to New York City, author James R. Powell takes a more robust approach - including a turn-by-turn driving guide from Chicago to New York with historical background on the route and the racers. Powell not only portrays the runners and the intensity of such a race, but also explains important events that transpired in the years leading up to the Bunion Derby. His historical tour describes surviving sites along the route and offers stories reminiscent of American life in the late 1920s. More than 200 illustrations - including period photographs, postcard images, and maps - enliven the story of this landmark race. The 1928 Bunion Derby is highlighted by tales of the torturous path runners followed to reach each overnight stop. And reports from period newspapers add color and a sense of the moment to the historic images and stories, both harrowing and heartwarming. A glimpse back in time, with a look at the places along that historic route today and a description of how to get there, The 1928 Bunion Derby has something for everyone - from historians to runners and from road warriors to armchair travelers.
This book of interviews with track and field athletes highlights those whose lives have revealed courage, persistence and decency both on and off the field. After their great careers ended, they went on to become authors, teachers, coaches, radio and television sports commentators, consultants, Congressmen, actors, businessmen, military officers, social workers and ministers. Many continued in athletics long after their days as Olympians. The Olympic track and field athletes include Glenn Cunningham (middle distances), Lee Calhoun (high hurdles), Ken Doherty (decathlon), Dick Fosbury (high jump), Bruce Jenner (decathlon), Abel Kiviat (middle distances), Bob Mathias (decathlon), Al Oerter (discus throw), Bob Richards (pole vault), Wes Santee (middle distances), Jackson Scholz (sprints), Bill Toomey (decathlon), Forrest Towns (high hurdles), Craig Virgin (long distances), Archie Williams (long sprints), John Woodruff (middle distances), and Olympic coaches Payton Jordan and Berny Wagner. They talk about the influences in their lives that helped them develop their values, their first memories of competition and participation in their sport, their educational experiences, the problems they faced when they were active competitors and the problems athletes today face, and many other topics.
The Gibson Relays is arguably the best run track and field meet in Jamaica, and this annual relay carnival is also the longest-running athletic event in Jamaica, next to the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships. In its first 40 years of existence, the driving force behind the Gibson Relays was Teddy McCook, who created an organization in the Gibson Relays Organizing Committee (GROC) that has maintained the high standards of efficiency, punctuality, and dedication that have come to characterize the Relays. Today, they are fittingly named the Gibson McCook Relays. Having assumed the mantle of leadership of the GROC, current Chairman, Professor Rainford Wilks, who along with his colleagues, conceived the idea of producing a history of the Gibson Relays that would not only be a tribute to the Gibson and McCook memory but would also record the highlights and capture the spirit of the Relays over its 40 years. This history of the Gibson Relays incorporates its philosophy and the work that has gone into building a world-class branded event. Readers are presented with a complete record of every race run, highlights of outstanding performances, and analyses of the major trends in school performance and participation. But that is not all; the history of the Gibson Relays is recounted and analyzed in the context of the development of track and field athletics in Jamaica, as well as its broader social context including a discussion of the role of gender in sports. The work is copiously illustrated with archival photographs and memorabilia from the early years, as well more familiar scenes from later years which capture action on the track, as well as the personalities who plan throughout the year and execute on the day of each meet. The Gibson Relays Organizing Committee is pleased to present this book to the schools and institutions that participate, the individuals and sponsors who serve and support, and the tens of thousands of fans who have helped to make the Gibson Relays their event of choice.
The competitive sport of skyrunning is spreading throughout the world as new competitions and events are announced in countries across the globe. Emelie Forsberg, one of the most successful trail/sky runners in the world, shares her passion for running and how to get the most out of her body. Each chapter in the book, looks at ways to develop your skills, as well as immerse yourself in the moment. Emelie shares stories, recipes, yoga, techniques and strength training exercises as she shares her experiences from her career and from life. Sky Runner is about much more than running in the mountains, it's about living an outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the thrill of running in nature. Most importantly Emelie shares how to listen to your body and build both your mental and physical strength sustainably. Regardless of whether you're running three kilometres or 50 kilometres, this book will help improve your attitude to running and give it deeper meaning, while motivating you to be your best self. Sky Runner is filled with spectacular photographs taken by one of the world's most legendary mountain athletes.
Drs. Arnold, Gansneder, and Perrin pull back the curtain to expose the research process for what it is: predictable, flexible, and masterable. -Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, from the Foreword The NATA Education Competencies require that students be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare and interpret sample design for scientific research. This innovative text provides a precise roadmap for AT students conducting research projects from conceptualizing a topic to submitting a paper for publication.