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Running Through the Ages

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Takes a look at the history of running from the era when running was a survival skill to the contemporary age, when people run for enjoyment. This work answers questions such as why the Greeks considered swiftness of foot the most highly prized quality and why we run counter-clockwise around a track.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 22nd 2008 by McFarland & Company (first published September 1st 2001)
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Molly
Nov 14, 2015 Molly rated it it was amazing
I actually read the second edition of this book, but I assume my comments will hold for the first edition as well.

Not previously a runner myself, I found this book at my local library and checked it out on the recommendation of the librarians.

From the first chapter, on early physical adaptations that make humans uniquely suited for long-distance running, to the last chapter, on modern running achievements, this book is well-researched, well-written, and sprinkled liberally with practical, charm
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Chronicling the art of running throughout the ages, this volume investigates its beginnings first for survival, then as a display of physical strength, capabilities and endurance and for kings and leaders as a proof of their ability to rule. It follows the art throughout the years to the olympics with the likes of running greats such as Spyridon Louis who won the first Olympic Marathon in 1896 and finally gives an overview of running as a sport today...
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