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  1. Beyond All Limits - The Greatest Runner in Olympics History by Richard A. Lord, 2007-10-11
  2. The Olympic Marathon by David E. Martin, Roger W. H. Gynn, 2000-05
  3. Olympic Marathon: A Centennial History of the Games' Most Storied Race by Charlie Lovett, 1997-04-30
  4. Five Rings and A Swastika by Richard A. Lord, 2007-10-10
  5. On the Run: The Fabulist Story of Felix Carvajal (New American Fiction Series) by Richard Andersen, 1986-06
  6. 42,195 km [i.e. Quarante-deux virgule cent quatre-vingt-quinze kilometres]: Grandeurs et miseres des marathons olympiques by Raymond Pointu, 1979
  7. Western viewpoint of Korean running: And my track activities at the Brigham Young University in the United States : a research paper dedicated to Coach Clarence F. Robison by Bok-suk Shim by Bok-suk Shim, 1957

1. History House: Olympic Follies
he had lost ten pounds, and cheerfully retired from running entirely. Thus ended the1904 olympic marathon We here at history House feel that might very well be


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Advertisement In Brief We love the Olympics. Not because it gives us a glimpse of who we expect to see selling cars and toothpaste to us for the next six months, but because the Games embody the spirit of the amateur. Or at least they’re supposed to. If you really want to see the embodiment of the amateur, start looking at the early games. Like the guy who ran the 1904 marathon in dress shoes. Or the entire team that couldn't pay the landing fees in Los Angeles because they didn't sell enough coffee en route. When the flames at Sydney got stuck on that little mechanical track this year, the organizers looked bad. Trust us: that was nothing Party On You might also be interested in Circus Maximus: Rome's Astrodome
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2. The Decathlon In Olympic History - DECA, The Decathlon Association
history of the Decathlon as an olympic event, from Ancient Greece to the New Millenium. The Middle Ages. Early olympic history. The PostWar olympic history. And it was only his third decathlon. In the intervening years, Mathias enrolled at Stanford, starred as a running
Sponsored by The Decathlon in Olympic History Table of Contents: The Jim Thorpe Story When King Gustav V of Sweden presented awards at the 1912 Olympic Games of Stockholm, he proclaimed to the decathlon winner, an American Indian named Jim Thorpe, as the world's top athlete. "You sir, are the world's greatest athlete." Incidentally, Jim is purported to have replied, "Thanks, King" to the Swedish monarch, a story, true or not, which itself has become part of the Thorpe saga. Ever since, the Olympic decathlon champion or world record holder has been dubbed "the World's Greatest Athlete." And rightly so, since the decathlon is the only objective test of all around athletic ability. Decathletes must contest ten separate events and have those performances tallied on a standard scoring table. The decathlon measures basic sporting ability like jumping, sprinting and throwing. Within the backdrop and rules of track and field, decathlon champions must exhibit, the 4 S's: speed, spring, strength and stamina. Since 1912 great decathlon champions like Bob Mathias, Rafer Johnson, Bruce Jenner and Daley Thompson and others have become household names. But they all owe much to the legend of Thorpe.

3. Running Movies Homepage
and when he tumbles over one you can imagine who comes running from the by TurnerHome Entertainment you will see a variety of olympic history divided into
Running Your ultimate resource for running captured on film Homepage Contact Info Ordering Tips Categories: Feature Films Olympic Games Documentary Biographical ... Specific Events Listings: A B C D ... Z Movie of Month: Indexes: Year Review Availability Bibliography Other Items: Links Focus on ... Male Athletes Female Athletes ... Films In Production Thanks for your interest in Running Movies. In this site you can discover over 525 titles
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New film entry ... Power Yoga for Runners
Specifically designed by a runner for runners, this instructional yoga workout is well known to the members of the New York Road Runner’s Club where host Thom Birch and his wife Beryl taught from 1986 to 2001. Thom started out as a nationally know racer at the age of 14 and continued to dominate running circles as he attended the University of Houston and beyond in the late 1970’s to the mid 80’s. Thom is seen running on the road near the beginning of this video followed by an introduction before the main intensive yoga segment; featuring astanga yoga series (a "high heat, high energy" workout) which takes the next 30 minutes. The last sections has an excellent explanation of Ujjaya breathing as well as detailed examples of how to perform each pose. Although Thom is now focused on his singing career, he still teaches yoga workshops and maintains a web site at

4. Running Movies: Olympic Games
Your ultimate resource for running captured on film. Summer olympics Going the DistanceGold Medal Champions Golden Moments in US olympic history Golden Moments
Running Your ultimate resource for running captured on film Homepage Contact Info Ordering Tips Categories: Feature Films Olympic Games Documentary Biographical ... Specific Events Listings: A B C D ... Z Movie of Month: Indexes: Year Review Availability Bibliography Other Items: Links Focus on ... Male Athletes Female Athletes ... Films In Production Olympic Games
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5. Olympic History
Stories, pictures, and facts about running in the olympics as early as 1900. Great info! Emil Zatopek A true running legend and hero I have TONS of olympic history stories and pictures that
Emil Zatopek Sept 19, 1922-November 21, 2000 R.I.P.
Emil Zatopek: A true running legend and hero.
This is the newest edition to "Dan Kovacek's Home and Track". This will take me a while to complete. Right now I want to apologize to all female Olympians, fans, and runners for not having any stories or pictures of women in sport. My source is very old and it doesn't contain anything about women. I am acting on that as we speak, though. There will be some as soon as I can get a hold of it. I have TONS of Olympic history stories and pictures that will be on here soon. So bear with me...
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6. Running Past - Running History And Memorabilia
running history and memorabilia Apr 20. running Past Features greatest race, witness the 1964 olympic 5 000m Final or see duels to Order ©. running Past 2004 All Rights Reserved
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7. History Of Athletics, Olympic Games & Marathon - Copacabana Runners - Running Ma
Old Egypt, Mesopotamia, Myceneans Minoans. Ancient olympic Games. Historyof the Marathon The origin. running in the Native American Societies.
History of Athletics Recommend this site History of Athletics - Ancient Times
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8. Olympic History
olympic history. The earliest reliable date that recorded history gives for the first olympics is 776 BC, although Link to Track and Field Statistics in men's running events.

9. Winter Olympics - 2002 - Olympic Sports Trivia, History & Facts
Find out more about the Winter olympics, including unusual sport trivia, history and facts. Part 1 olympic history Sports Facts. As the olympic Torch Relay winds its way around the United States Equestrian events. Pentathlon (jumping, running, javelin, discus, wrestling)
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10. Shooting – News Reports, Sydney Results, Ancient Origins, Olympic History, Atla
last Games, he finished second as a member of the team running deer shooting 279 daysof age, became the oldest competitor and medal winner in olympic history.
OLYMPIC HISTORY Shooting had a friend in the highest of places when the Modern Olympic Games opened in Athens in 1896. None other, in fact, than Pierre de Coubertin, who was a pistol shooting champion for France. The first president of the International Olympic Committee introduced four pistol and two rifle events at the first modern Olympiad. The sport has featured at all bar two Games since, St Louis in 1904 and Amsterdam in 1928 not having staged shooting events. His record-breaking did not stop there, however, and over two days at the Stockholm Games of 1912 he established two more Olympic milestones which have stood the test of time. First, he became the oldest medal winner in an individual event, by taking the bronze in the Running Deer, double-shot at the age of 64 years and 256 days; then, he became the oldest ever gold medal winner when triumphant as a member of the Swedish Running Deer, single-shot team at the age of 64 years 257 days.

11. International Institute For Sport And Olympic History
High school athletics; history of Sport Physical Education; Hockey IOC (InternationalOlympic Committee); Jeu de Paume; Jogging (see running); Judo; Kites and
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12. International Institute For Sport And Olympic History
man s history. Javelin s or spears have been used as weapons in warfare for millenia,while running was the first and only even in the earliest olympic Games
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13. - History Of The Marathon, Marathon Records
captured the imagination and hearts of the running public world is almost as longas the history of the In his book, olympic Marathon, Charlie Lovett devotes a
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14. Team USA Southern California
Offers information for the olympic competitors from California in the Team USA distance running program. Includes runners profiles, statistics, history, and links.
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The mission of the Team USA Distance Running is to return American distance running to its former glory. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the United States was a dominating force in world distance running. Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit and Alberto Salazar were all, at one time or another, Olympic Champions or the top marathoner in the world. American rrunners were likely winners of any race regardless of the presence any other world class competition.
Bob Larsen and Joe Vigil
Team USA California is directed by former UCLA head track coach Bob Larsen and former Adams State coach Joe Vigil and includes American stars Deena Drossin (ASICS) and Meb Keflezighi (Nike) who represented the USA at the 2000 Olympic Games, broke the long standing men's and women's 10,000m records. Click here for athlete accomplishments Team USA Southern California has a low altitude base at the ARCO U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California (near San Diego) and a high altitude location at Mammoth Lakes in the California High Sierras .

15. Olympic History
16.2 Rome saw a legendary African leave his mark on olympic history. Abebe Bikilawon and captured the imagination of the sporting world by running in bare feet
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SPIRIDON LOUIS 2hr 58min 50s
The first Olympic marathon took place on April 10, 1896. There were 17 entrants and the race was run from Marathon to Athens. Most of the competitors were Greeks. The race was won by Spiridon Louis, from the village of Amarousion. As he entered the stadium he was greeted by two Greek princes, who accompanied him around the track to the finishing line. Australian Edwin Flack, the winner of two gold medals in Athens, led the race for a short period but dropped out due to exhaustion. 1900 - PARIS

16. - History - Olympic Track & Field Records
olympic Track Field Records. Indicates world record running. Event, Time, Athlete,Country, Date Set, Location. http//
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    * Indicates world record Event Time Athlete, Country Date Set Location 100 meters Donovan Bailey, Canada July 27, 1996 Atlanta 200 meters Michael Johnson, USA Aug. 1, 1996 Atlanta 400 meters Michael Johnson, USA July 29, 1996 Atlanta 800 meters Vebjoern Rodal, Norway July 31, 1996 Atlanta 1500 meters Noah Ngeny, Kenya Sept. 29, 2000 Sydney 5000 meters Said Aouita, Morocco Aug. 11, 1984 Los Angeles 10,000 meters Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia July 29, 1996 Atlanta Marathon Carlos Lopes, Portugal Aug. 12, 1984 Los Angeles Top of Page History Biography Glossaries Calendar Quotations ... Directory
    Event Time Athlete, Country Date Set Location 110 meters Allen Johnson, USA July 29, 1996 Atlanta 400 meters Kevin Young, USA Aug. 6, 1992 Barcelona 3000-meter st Julius Kariuki, Kenya Sept. 30, 1988 Seoul Top of Page
    Event Time Country (Runners) Date Set Location 4 x 100m USA (Marsh, Burrell, Mitchell, C. Lewis) Aug. 8, 1992

17. - History - Cross-Country Running
history. Also in 1880, crosscountry running was introduced at Harvard as an autumn Cross-countrywas on the olympic program in 1912, 1920, and 1924, but it was
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As a competitive sport, cross-country running began in England with a game called "hare and hounds" or "the paper chase" in the early 19th century. In this game, a runner or group of runners laid a trail by dropping pieces of paper or other markers while following a random course, and a second set of runners then set out in pursuit, trying to follow the paper trail. The first formal competition was the Crick Run, first held at Rugby School in 1837. Many other public schools soon established similar events, followed by Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Although hare and hounds continued to be popular at schools, in important competition the game became a cross-country race along a course laid out in advance over open country. The English national cross-country championship was established in 1876. Two years later, William C. Vosburgh of New York introduced the sport to the United States. In 1887, the National Cross-Country Association was founded, and the association held its first championship event. The Amateur Athletic Association began conducting the national championship in 1880. Also in 1880, cross-country running was introduced at Harvard as an autumn training event for track and field distance runners, and other colleges quickly followed Harvard's example.

18. Olympic History
olympic history. 1972 XX olympic Games Minich, West Germany, 26 August 10 September,Section Manager-H. Tse (Wellington), 26th in running boar (523 points),
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1968 XIX Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico 12-27 October Section Manager- N.A. Rees (Manawatu) I.R. Ballinger (Canterbury) 3rd in smallbore rifle prone English match 50m (597 points) BRONZE S.G. Nairn (Waikato) 12th in smallbore rifle prone position English match 50m (594 points) 1972 XX Olympic Games Minich, West Germany, 26 August -10 September Section Manager- H. Tse (Wellington) I.R. Ballinger (Christchurch) 46th in smallbore rifle prone (591 points) G.J.R. McIntyre (Paremata) 26th in running boar (523 points) B.N. McMillan (Lower Hutt) 28th in rapid fire pistol (582 points) M.P. Watt (Auckland) 29th in smallbore rifle prone (593 points) 1976 XXI Olympic Games Montreal, Canada. 17 July-1 August Section Manager- I.D. Wright (Auckland) I.R. Ballinger (Christchurch) 20th in smallbore rifle prone (590 points) G.J.R. McIntyre (Paremata) 19th in running game target D.G. Taylor (Levin) 26th in running game target (536 points) L.J. Woolley (Christchurch) 26th equal in skeet (190 points) 1980 XXII Olympic Games Moscow, USSR. 19 July-3 August (Selected but did not participate) Section Manager- I.D. Wright (Auckland)

19. Olympic Games Links
2012? The Sun 5/18/04 London in Games running. NY Daily News 5/18/04Transsexuals get OK for olympics. Click Links. olympic history. Tufts
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20. Biography Of Billy Mills
called one of the greatest upsets in olympic history. accomplishment at the 1964Summer olympic games in became involved with distance running while attending
Biography of Billy Mills
Biography of Billy Mills who won the 10,000 meter race at the 1964 Oylmpic games in Tokyo, Japan. He earned a gold medal in what has been called one of the greatest upsets in Olympic History
Born June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Billy Mills is an Oglala Sioux Indian whose given Native-American name is Loves His Country. Although an outstanding long distance runner, Mills' accomplishment at the 1964 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan stands as one of the most shocking upsets in modern sports. Mills grew up on an Oglala Sioux Indian reservation and was orphaned at the age of 12. He first became involved with distance running while attending the Haskell Institute, an Indian school in the city of Lawrence, Kansas. He had taken up running as part of a rigorous training program to become a boxer. However, he abandoned boxing in favor of running. His talent and hard work made him a natural at several distance events. bodyOffer(27811) Mills entered the Univesity of Kansas in the late 1950s and proceeded to improve upon the times he had posted at the Haskell Institute. He was a 1958 and 1959 All-American in cross country while at Kansas. In 1960, Mills won the individual title in the Big Eight Conference's cross country tournament. The following year, Mills was the conference champion in the two-mile race with a time just over nine minutes. The Kansas team, filled with gifted track and field athletes, won the 1959 and 1960 NCAA outdoor national championships.

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