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London 2012 Training Guide Athletics - Track Events
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This training book is the perfect introduction to the Olympic Athletics track events and will prove an indispensable guide for both the keen beginner and club athlete. Written by a leading sports scientist and fully illustrated with over 50 specially commissioned diagrams, this official book gives an overview of each track event and covers training safety, tactics and techniques, and standards of performance to aim for. Whether you are a beginner who simply wants to try a new sport or a budding Olympian who dreams of one day winning a gold medal, this concise and easy-to-use book will take you to the next level.
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Foreword by Steve Cram MBE; Introduction; Getting Started; Know the Track The Events: (Overview / History / Equipment / Warming Up and Cooling Down / Training Safety / Techniques / Teaching Steps / Troubleshooting / Personal Assessment / Standards of Performance) Track events: 100 metres; 200 metres; 400 metres; 800 metres; 1500 metres; 5000 metres; 10,000 metres; 110 metres hurdles (m); 100 metres hurdles (w); 400 metres hurdles; 3000 metres steeplechase; 4 X 100 metres relay; 4 X 400 metres relay; Road events: 20 kilometres race walk; 50 kilometres race walk; Marathon.

Foreword by Steve Cram MBE; Introduction; Getting Started; Know the Track The Events: (Overview / History / Equipment / Warming Up and Cooling Down / Training Safety / Techniques / Teaching Steps / Troubleshooting / Personal Assessment / Standards of Performance) Track events: 100 metres; 200 metres; 400 metres; 800 metres; 1500 metres; 5000 metres; 10,000 metres; 110 metres hurdles (m); 100 metres hurdles (w); 400 metres hurdles; 3000 metres steeplechase; 4 X 100 metres relay; 4 X 400 metres relay; Road events: 20 kilometres race walk; 50 kilometres race walk; Marathon.

About the Author

John Brewer is Professor of Sport at the University of Bedfordshire. A former joint director of the highly respected Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre, he has published a number of scientific papers and written many newspaper and magazine articles on sports science and human performance.

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