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              Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed
               

              Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Futterman, Matthew

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              The story of visionary American running coach Bob Larsen's mismatched team of elite California runners who would win championships and Olympic glory in a decades-long pursuit of the epic run. In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. ...Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners to breakthroughs never imagined. Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse on the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite, 70's running group, the Jamul Toads; from his long tenure as head coach at UCLA to the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protege, Meb Keflezighi. Running to the Edge is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.
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              ISBN 9780525562573
              Released NZ 3 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Running To the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

              Running To the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed (Hardback)

              By Futterman, Matthew

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              Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of the epic run. In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest ru...nning coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. The Epic Run is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's prot g , American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. The Epic Run is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.
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              ISBN 9780385543743
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Players: How Sports Became a Business
               

              Players: How Sports Became a Business (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Futterman, Matthew

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              Provocative terrific stories ( The New Yorker ) of the people who transformed sports in the span of a single generation from a job that required even top athletes to work in the off-season to make ends meet into a massive global business. It started, as most business deals do, wi...th a handshake. In 1960, a Cleveland lawyer named Mark McCormack convinced a golfer named Arnold Palmer to sign with him. McCormack simply believed that the best athletes had more commercial value than they were being paid for and he was right. Within a few years, he raised Palmer s annual income from $5,000 to $500,000, and forever changed the landscape of the sports industry, transforming it from a form of entertainment to a profitable and fully functioning system of its own. A remarkable saga filled with insights not only into sports, but also into human nature ( The Dallas Morning News ), Players features landmark moments, including the multiyear battle to free Palmer from a bad deal with the Wilson Sporting Goods Company; the 1973 Wimbledon boycott, when eighty-one of the top tennis players in the world protested the suspension of Nikola Pilic; baseball pitcher Catfish Hunter s battle to become MLB s first free agent; and how NFL executives transformed pro football from a commercial dud to the greatest show on earth. An entertaining, illuminating read ( New York Journal of Books ), Players is a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of the rise and creation of the modern sports world, and the people who made it happen. No part of the media and entertainment industry has seen a more substantial economic transformation than sports .A half-century tour spanning a variety of widely recognized and lesser-known sports figures and competitions that have played roles in the industry s development . Players could not be more timely ( The New York Times ).
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              ISBN 9781476716961
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2017
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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