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Author Biography: A retired aerospace engineer, Edward S. Sears is an avid runner. He lives in Shawsville, Virginia.
|I||Running by Pre- and Early Humans (5,000,000-200,000 B.C.)||3|
|II||Running in the Ancient World (2650 B.C.-A.D. 500)||14|
|III||From Running Footmen to Pedestrianism (A.D. 500-1800)||40|
|IV||The Origin of Modern Running (1800-1850)||57|
|V||The Golden Age of the Pros and the Rise of the Amateurs (1850-1900)||80|
|VI||Modern Running Goes Worldwide (1900-1950)||163|
|VII||The Modern Superstars (1950-2000)||232|
Posted August 21, 2002
Breaks running down into 7 time periods from I. Running by Pre-and Early Humans (5,000,000-200,000 BC) all the way to VII The Modern Superstars (1950-2000). Covers the history of running spicing in some great biographies within the stories. Learn about the famous 20th century stars like Carl Lewis, Emil Zatopek and Haile Gebresilasie as well as obscure 19th century runners like George Seward, Harry Hutchens and Amy Howard. Details how running began, the ancient Olympics, running naked, improvements in time keeping, all sorts of things that most runners never even think of. Running Through the Ages has great illustrations and excellent writing style. Ed Sears has really done his research. Whether you are a runner or simply a sports fan, I highly recommend this book. Not just track fans but all 'serious' sports fans should pick up a copy of this great work!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2001
This is a superb history of running, lavishly illustrated with renderings and photographs, and documented with hundreds of sourcings from both the experts of antiquity and contemporary practitioners who are shaping and defining the sport. A must-have for anybody with a serious interest in running.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.