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Author: Tom Jordan
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875964575
Release Date: 1996-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Looks at the life of the long-distance runner who had 25 consecutive wins for distance races over a mile, and who fought for adequate funding for American amateur athletics

Only in Oregon

Author: Christine Barnes
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560372923
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Photography

Collected here are nearly one hundred Only in Oregon destinations. These are the places that demonstrate the unique character of Oregon and its inhabitants - natural wonders, manmade wonders, and others that just make you wonder.

A History of American Sports in 100 Objects

Author: Cait Murphy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465097753
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: History

Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in America What artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot, or the ball on which Pete Rose wrote, "I'm sorry I bet on baseball"? Could it be Lance Armstrong's red-white-and-blue bike, now tarnished by doping and hubris? Or perhaps its ancestor, the nineteenth-century safety bicycle that opened an avenue of previously unknown freedom to women? The jerseys of rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Or the handball that Abraham Lincoln threw against a wall as he waited for news of his presidential nomination? From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games-they tell the story of the nation. Eye-opening and exuberant, A History of American Sports in 100 Objects shows how the games Americans play are woven into the gloriously infuriating fabric of America itself.

Goddess Seeker

Author: Stan Talbott
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457502132
Release Date: 2011-04
Genre: Fiction

Goddess Seeker is the account of Steven Jenny's immersion in the Nike Culture, allowing the religious-like experience to motivate, influence, and alter his thoughts and actions while shaping his way of life. It begins when he hears the voice of the late American distance runner Steve Prefontaine say, "See; find J." Steven Jenny interprets the Prefontaine voice as guiding him to find Nike, the Greek goddess of Victory. Following his search through an Internet dating site, he selects three "Jens" who fit his ideal of the goddess Nike. Simultaneous to the pursuit of these three goddesses, Steven Jenny's dream of a 3on3 basketball event outside Portland's Rose Garden arena begins blossoming. After running in Pre's footsteps in Eugene, Steven Jenny moves to Beaverton and begins running daily around the Nike World Campus. He continues seeking support for his dream of Nikefest, a full-fledged sports festival while seeking his victory zephyr. Stan Talbott, 47, works as a financial advisor with an office in Portland, Oregon. In 2008 he earned his M.S. degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon. In 1986, Talbott earned his B.A. degree in Journalism, also from the University of Oregon. He is an avid fan of Oregon Ducks Athletics, and a Lifetime UO Alumni Member! Talbott, a passionate advocate for the Constitution, First Amendment, and Freedom of Expression, is currently working, triathlon training, and composing his next novel in his Central Oregon Homeland.

Mexican Americans and Sports

Author: Jorge Iber
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585445525
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

For at least a century, across the United States, Mexican American athletes have actively participated in community-based, interscholastic, and professional sports. The people of the ranchos and the barrios have used sport for recreation, leisure, and community bonding. Until now, though, relatively few historians have focused on the sports participation of Latinos, including the numerically preponderant Mexican Americans. This volume gathers an important collection of such studies, arranged in rough chronological order, spanning the period from the late 1920s through the present. They survey and analyze sporting experiences and organizations, as well as their impact on communal and individual lives. Contributions spotlight diverse fields of athletic endeavor: baseball, football, soccer, boxing, track, and softball. Mexican Americans and Sports contributes to the emerging understanding of the value of sport to minority populations in communities throughout the United States. Those interested in sports history will benefit from the book’s focus on under-studied Mexican American participation, and those interested in Mexican American history will welcome the insight into this aspect of the group’s social history.

Run to Overcome

Author: Meb Keflezighi
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781496403315
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography


Ultramarathon Man

Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864132575
Release Date: 2007-07-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation

1600 Kilometer - in 10 Tagen - zu Fuß! Unmöglich? Nicht für Ultramarathon-Läufer. Denn: Für diese ist ein normaler Marathon nur Aufwärmübung. Sie laufen 50-Meilen-Rennen, 100-Meilen-Rennen und mehr. Sie laufen über 24 Stunden ohne Rast und ohne Schlaf. Sie treiben ihren Körper, ihren Geist und ihren Willen weit über das äußerste Maß an Schmerzen und Strapazen hinaus. Warum? Läuferlegende Dean Karnazes hat in seinem Buch seine ganz persönliche Lauf-Geschichte aufgeschrieben. Ein mitreißender, emotionaler Bericht, der nicht nur einen Einblick in das Seelen- und Trainingsleben eines Extremsportlers gibt, sondern den Leser auch dazu motiviert, den Mut zu haben, die eigenen Träume zu leben.

Great Athletes

Author: Rafer Johnson
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN: 1587654857
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Das gro e Laufbuch

Author: Herbert Steffny
Publisher: Südwest Verlag
ISBN: 9783641189761
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Der Lauf-Bestseller auf dem neuesten Stand! Herbert Steffny hat seinen Bestseller vollkommen überarbeitet und erweitert und sein ganzes Wissen aus seiner langjährigen Wettkampf-, Trainings- und Seminarpraxis neu zusammengefasst. Er informiert über die richtige Ausrüstung, alle Laufdisziplinen und zeigt Anfängern wie Fortgeschrittenen mit praxiserprobten Trainingsplänen, wie sie ihre Ziele Schritt-für-Schritt erreichen können. Darüber hinaus gibt er wertvolle Tipps zur richtigen Ernährung und Motivation sowie einen Überblick über die besten Laufveranstaltungen. Ergänzt wird das Buch um neue Pläne für die 25-Kilometer-Distanz, Informationen zum Abnehmen durch das Laufen, eine Auswahl der schönsten Strecken und ein Lexikon der Fachbegriffe. (Aktuell erhältlich: 6. Auflage 2016)