This book is divided into five parts: (1) an event-by-event review of world record performances; (2) milestones in the history of the sport; (3) features on notable athletes (Edwin Moses, Mary Decker-Slaney, etc.); (4) summaries of major championships; (5) national surveys that highlight the affinity some peoples have for a certain sport (e.g., Finns and javelin throwing, East Africans and long-distance running, etc.). Superior photographs, an attactive layout, and excellent indexes enhance the overall quality. In a sport where records are revered, this serves as a useful reference source. For complete sports collections. William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Fla.