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1973 text that, at the time, was the most comprehensive history of the 1500m/mile ever written. "Runners and Races" pays homage to the great runners of the event, describing their accomplishments, their great races and their record breaking feats in loving detail. Written by Cordner Nelson and Roberto Quercetani, 2 of history's great track historians. Books are in new condition.

Book contents

  • Chapter 1. A Bit of Ancient History
  • Chapter 2. Rise of the Amateurs
  • Chapter 3. Paavo Nurmi
  • Chapter 4. Renaisannce (1929-1932)
  • Chapter 5. The Time of Lovelock
  • Chapter 6. Gunder Hagg
  • Chapter 7. The Bannister Years
  • Chapter 8. The Explosive Revolution
  • Chapter 9. The Elliott Interlude
  • Chapter 10. The Reign of Peter Snell
  • Chapter 11. The Jim Ryun Era
  • Chapter 12. The Unfinished Symphony
  • All Time World List to 10/20/72

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