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AW Specials Magazine Great Marathon Runners Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review AW, the UK’s No.1 magazine for track & field, cross-country and road running, generally regarded as the bible of the sport, has created a series of bookazines and booklets celebrating the Greatest Olympic sport and its athletes, packed full of profiles, iconic photos and stats. .. read more

Greatest Games Ever – AW’s review of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the build-up, the atmosphere and the legacy. How each gold was won and the stars of the games Ennis, Farah, Rutherford, Ohuruogu, Grabarz, Bolt, Pearson, Rudisha, Eaton, Spotakova plus much more. (164 pages)

Great British Runners – The greatest British middle distance runners: inc. Roger Bannister, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Kelly Holmes and many more! (164 pages)

Great Marathon Runners – The greatest marathon runners of all time: inc. Paula Radcliffe, Great Waitz, Steve Jones, Haile Gebrselassie, Ron Hill and many more! (164 pages)

The Greatest Olympic Athletes - The greatest Olympic athletes as voted for by you!. Inc. Carl Lewis, Irena Szewinska, Michael Johnson and many more! (164 pages)

The Greatest Show on Earth – How the games were won, look back at 1948, interview with UK’s Head Coach Charles van Commenee, Overseas & UK contenders, keys head-to-heads and British Golden legends since 1948, Olympic and Paralympic records. PLUS AW’s Olympic Event planner and guide (164 pages)

British Olympic Legends: a series of booklets celebrating every British Athletics Olympic gold medallist since 1948. (20 pages each)
– Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, David Hemery, Kelly Holmes, Ken Matthews, Don Thompson, Ann Packer, Allan Wells, Chris Brasher, Tessa Sanderson, Steve Ovett, Christine Ohuruogu, Lidford Christie, Mark Peters, Mary Rand, Jonathan Edwards, Denise Lewis, Lynn Davies, Men’s 4*100m and Seb Coe
AW has and always will be at the heart of athletics, dedicated to promoting the No.1 Olympic sport, its clubs, coaches, volunteers and athletes.
Every Run, Every Jump, Every Throw.
EVERY WEEK  read less
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The marathon is simply a unique event with more history and drama than any other. The story of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the defeat of the Persians, exclaiming “we have won” before collapsing and dying will forever be imbedded in legend.

The marathon is the ultimate endurance event at championship level and has developed from paltry fields of around 12 competitors in the 1800’s to well over 30,000 in the biggest city marathons in the world today. .. read more The distance is an enigma and stimulates interest among fun runners, joggers, celebrities, club runners and of course elite athletes worldwide. British runners have been instrumental in moving the event onwards and upwards over the years with world records from Jim Peters, Basil Heatley, Steve Jones and Paula Radcliffe.

The marathon has had a true global effect with some of those best-ever times and athletes coming from every corner of the world including Asia, Oceania, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Great Marathon Runners is much more than a book charting success, it tells the story of how each athlete reached the pinnacle of their career. There are stories of joy and despair, laughter and tears, but they all lead to one thing - a definitive performance over 26 miles 385 yards.

There are chapters on some of the best big city and championship events along with words on some of the best marathons races ever run throughout the world. Of course, like any good book, it finishes with in-depth statistics which tell a story in their own right.

Athletics Weekly has been at most of the marathons over the last 65 years to record the passion, drama and the unexpected. We trust you enjoy the book and hope it gives you the motivation to get out there and achieve your goals whether they are covering the distance in two hours or four hours.

As the great Emil Zatopek said: “If you want to win something, run 100 metres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon!  read less
AW, the UK’s No.1 magazine for track & field, cross-country and road running, generally regarded as the bible of the sport, has created a series of bookazines and booklets celebrating the Greatest Olympic sport and its athletes, packed full of profiles, iconic photos and stats.

Greatest Games Ever – AW’s review of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the build-up, the atmosphere and the legacy. How each gold was won and the stars of the games Ennis, Farah, Rutherford, Ohuruogu, Grabarz, Bolt, Pearson, Rudisha, Eaton, Spotakova plus much more. (164 pages)

Great British Runners – The greatest British middle distance runners: inc. Roger Bannister, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Kelly Holmes and many more! (164 pages)

Great Marathon Runners – The greatest marathon runners of all time: inc. Paula Radcliffe, Great Waitz, Steve Jones, Haile Gebrselassie, Ron Hill and many more! (164 pages)

The Greatest Olympic Athletes - The greatest Olympic athletes as voted for by you!. Inc. Carl Lewis, Irena Szewinska, Michael Johnson and many more! (164 pages)

The Greatest Show on Earth – How the games were won, look back at 1948, interview with UK’s Head Coach Charles van Commenee, Overseas & UK contenders, keys head-to-heads and British Golden legends since 1948, Olympic and Paralympic records. PLUS AW’s Olympic Event planner and guide (164 pages)

British Olympic Legends: a series of booklets celebrating every British Athletics Olympic gold medallist since 1948. (20 pages each)
– Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, David Hemery, Kelly Holmes, Ken Matthews, Don Thompson, Ann Packer, Allan Wells, Chris Brasher, Tessa Sanderson, Steve Ovett, Christine Ohuruogu, Lidford Christie, Mark Peters, Mary Rand, Jonathan Edwards, Denise Lewis, Lynn Davies, Men’s 4*100m and Seb Coe
AW has and always will be at the heart of athletics, dedicated to promoting the No.1 Olympic sport, its clubs, coaches, volunteers and athletes.
Every Run, Every Jump, Every Throw.
EVERY WEEK
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Very educational

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All the booklets and Bookazines are just magic, great pictures. Reviewed Thursday, June 14, 2012

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