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Running Through the Ages, 2D Ed.


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A retired aerospace engineer, Edward S. Sears is an avid runner. He lives in Shawsville, Virginia, USA.


"the author has completely revised and updated this superb book"--Athletics 2016: The International and Field Annual; Blurbs and reviews of the first edition: "By the nature of its far-flung and encompassing history of running, Ed Sears' work is an excellent textbook of the lore, legend and history of running through the ages. I recommend this book as a resource for fans, coaches and aspiring runners."--Jim Ryun, three time Olympian and former WR holder in the mile and 1500; "A lively and accurate account! I believe anyone reading this book will come away with the feeling they were there at the races and saw running history."--Bill Rodgers, four time winner of Boston & New York Marathons; "well-researched and easily readable history...useful pictures"--Choice; "fascinating book...exhilarating...extremely well documented and a pleasure to read"--Olympic Review; "compelling biographical information...valuable historical and biographical information...recommend[ed]"--The Roanoke Times; " in incident and character, much of it never seen in book form before...marvelous collection of rare illustrations...excellent index and bibliography...a book to treasure...fascinating"--Track Stats; "the definitive history of man's urge to run both long and fast...great detail...[an] epic work...many...surprises await readers of this fine book...anyone interested in the evolution of the sport should run to their favorite bookstore--fast"--Road Race Management; "starts with running by pre-humans 5 million years ago, and ends with a look into the future of running...a valuable historic contribution"--Syracuse Post Standard; "an informative, enjoyable and completely definitive history of footracing...a sprint through history...crammed with wonderful short stories...magnificent photographs...thorough...great quotes, fascinating stories, superb illustrations...a wonderful jog down memory lane"--Athletics Weekly.

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