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Runners on Running


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Spirit Running George Sheehan Runners Roger Hart One Runner's Beginnings Rachel Toor Seasons Hal Higdon Body My Old Buick Don Kardong Machine Leslie Heywood White Men Can't Run Amby Burfoot Evolution of Intelligent Running Ape People Bernd Heinrich Mind I Don't Like to Run Long Distances Pam Reed The Outer Limits/Running Into the Abyss Steve Scott With Marc Bloom The Bridge Frank Murphy Mentor Running for Their Lives Gary Smith Lornah and Her Camp for Girls Lori Shontz The Man Kenny Moore Running With Ghosts Mark Wukas Race Four-Minute Mile Roger Bannister Get the Hell Out of My Race and Give Me Those Numbers! Kathrine Switzer Me and Julio Down by the School Yard Marc Bloom Dream Mile Marty Liquori and Skip Myslenski Duel in the Sun John Brant Mary vs. the Soviets Frank Murphy Bonds Chasing Justice Kenny Moore The Brotherhood Richard Elliott Someone to Run With Sara Corbett Team Hoyt Starts Again John Brant Heart The Battle of a Lifetime Norman Harris Through the Tunnel Joan Benoit Samuelson With Sally Baker But Only on Sunday: Ron Clarke Kenny Moore One One-Hundredth of a Second Marla Runyan With Sally Jenkins The American Dreamer Dave Kuehls In Pre's Footsteps Don Kardong Toughest Miler Ever Woody Woodburn

About the Author

Rich Elliott competed at Kansas University from 1968 to 1972, qualifying for the NCAA Division I national meets in both track and cross country. In 1971, he was the Big Eight Conference three-mile champion. In 1976, Elliott was named Illinois Distance Coach of the Year while working at Willowbrook High School. He moved to Deerfield High School in 1977 and was an assistant coach with the state cross country championship team before becoming the program's head coach for both cross country and track. Elliott coached at the high-school level for 12 years, producing a pair of All-Americans and several all-state athletes. During this time he also wrote The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation for Distance Running, a book that Track and Field News magazine called "the best work on the subject" and "a modern classic." Elliott then worked for many years in educational publishing as a textbook editor and technology producer. He returned to coaching from 2008 to 2010 to head the men's and women's cross country teams at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He is now a freelance writer and editor. Elliott lives in Winnetka, Illinois, with his wife and three children.

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