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ATHLETICS ENIGMAS by Alastair
No athletics addict
should be without this book.
Published to coincide with sporting legend Haile
Gebrselassie running in the 2002 London Marathon, Alastair Aitken's latest
collection, Athletics Enigmas, brings
together the extremes of the athletics world: those star professionals whose
names are familiar to us all and the ordinary club runners who are largely
Feature angles include:
- Alastair Aitken has spent time with many
favourites, from the legendary Gordon Pirie to today's Steve Backley, and
reproduces those interviews here, complete with all the relevant race
- The book examines the worlds of track and field
athletics, cross country running, veteran and ultra distance running.
- Alastair Aitken has extensive personal
experience as a marathon runner. He ran the first 19 London Marathons and
has been an accredited journalist at many major athletics meetings. He
currently writes for Athletics Weekly.
- Alastair Aitken was born in Edinburgh in 1940
and was educated at Langley School in Norfolk.
- Alastair Aitken wrote his first article on
athletics when he was only 18 years old and has written two other books on
athletics published by The Book Guild. He is married with one son and lives
in South East London.
||28th MARCH 2002
||224 pages PBK 32 B/W
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