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ANOTHER HURDLE

Autobiography of David Hemery, the British hurdler. 8vo. 216pp. 16 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, Very good.

£9.00

BLACK, WHITE & GOLD: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Autobiography of the double olympic gold medal winner. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Priceclipped, very good condition.

£4.00

CHAMPION IN REVOLT

Rowe won a gold medal in the shot put at the 1958 European Championships. Here he lifts the lid off amateur sport, exposing bribery, drug taking and other rackets in athletics. 8vo. 160pp.

£9.00

'CHOPPY' WARBURTON - LONG DISTANCE RUNNER AND TRAINER OF CYCLING CHAMPIONS

Biography of Choppy Warburton, who was a successful distance runner in the late Victorian period before making a career as an athletics and cycling trainer - he has been identified as the instigator of

£50.00

A COLD CLEAR DAY - THE ATHLETIC BIOGRAPHY OF BUDDY EDELEN

Biography of the great American distance runner. Paperback. 8vo. 199pp. Very good condition.

£14.00

DEVIL AT MY HEELS - THE STORY OF LOUIS ZAMPERINI

Autobiography of Louis Zamperini, who ran the 5000 metres in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, was a POW in Japan and later befriended the Evangelist Billy Graham, who helped launch his new career as a Christian

£260.00

THE DIANE MODAHL STORY: GOING THE DISTANCE

Autobiography of the British distance runner. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.

£5.00

FATIMA - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FATIMA WHITBREAD

Autobiography of the British javelin thrower. 8vo. 195pp. Dust-wrapper, good. Ex-library, with internal stamps and label to lower spine.

£4.00

FIRST FOUR MINUTES

Roger Bannister's own account of his career in running which reached its climax in the legendary race at Oxford on 6 May 1954 where he broke the four-minute mile barrier and instantly earned

£10.00

THE FIRST FOUR-MINUTE MILE AND TOM HULATT OF TIBSHELF

Biography of Tom Hulatt, one of the three forgotten runners in the famous "Four-Minute Mile" race in 1954, who ran alongside Bannister, Brasher and Chattaway. Paperback. 8vo. 138pp. Very good condition.

£12.00

FLYING FEET

Autobiography of the 1958 1500m gold medallist at the European Championships in Stockholm. 8vo. 160pp. Many photographic illustrations. No dust-wrapper. A good copy.

£5.00

FOUR-MINUTE SMILER: THE DEREK IBBOTSON STORY

Rare biography of the great middle-distance runner of the 1950s, who died in 2107. First edition. 8vo. 175pp. Illustrations. Original green boards, lightly rubbed. No dust-wrapper. A very good copy.

£65.00

FOUR-MINUTE SMILER: THE DEREK IBBOTSON STORY

Rare biography of the great middle-distance runner of the 1950s, who died in 2017. First edition. 8vo. 175pp. Illustrations. Ex-library with a few small stamps and some marks to endpapers. Dust-wrapper,

£100.00

THE GHOST RUNNER - THe AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN TARRANT (1932-1975)

Autobiography of the remarkable athlete John Tarrant, often known as "The Ghost Runner". Paperback. 8vo. 120pp. Binding is a little loose in places. A rare book.

£80.00

THE GOLDEN MILE

Autobiography of the Australian athlete who dominated middle-distance running in the late 1950s and early 1960s. First edition. 8vo. 178pp. Dust-wrapper, rubbed to edges with some short closed tears.

£58.00

HIGH ABOVE THE OLYMPIANS

Biography of the famous Stanford coach and international athlete, Dink Templeton. 1st edition. 8vo. A  good copy in dustwrapper, edgeworn with sections missing from head and foot of spine. Spine

£9.00

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

The story of Roger Black, Olympic silver medalist behind Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta game. 8vo. 250pp. 8 plates. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed with a lengthy dedication to the author Tony Hawks

£8.00

THE IBBOTSON STORY

Biography of the great middle-distance runner Derek Ibbotson. Paperback. 8vo. 47pp. Spine repaired neatly with clear tape. A good copy of a rare booklet.

£48.00

INSIDE TRACK: MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN AMATEUR TRACK AND FIELD

Autobiography of Carl Lewis, the sprinter and long-jumper who won a total of six gold medals in the Olympics Games of 1984 and 1986. Large 8vo. 240pp. 32 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

THE IRON IN HIS SOUL - BILL ROBERTS AND MANCHESTER'S SPORTING HERITAGE

The story of Salford's Olympic and Empire champion runner, Bob Roberts. 8vo. 255pp. Dust-wrapper, very good condition.

£8.00

JOYCE SMITH'S RUNNING BOOK

Instructional book about running - Joyce Smith won the London marathon twice. Paperback. 8vo. 154pp. Good condition.

£8.00

JUMPING THE ODDS - MEMOIRS OF A RASTAFARIAN SHOWJUMPER

Autobiography of the showjumper Oliver Skeete. 8vo. First edition. 213pp. Very good condition. Signed nicely by Skeete to fly-leaf.

£8.00

KELLY HOLMES - BLACK, WHITE AND GOLD

Autobiography of the double Olympic gold medallist. 8vo. 248pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. Signed by Holmes in ink to title-page.

£24.00

KELLY HOLMES - BLACK, WHITE AND GOLD

Autobiography of the double Olympic gold medallist. 8vo. 248pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

LILLIAN

The tragic story of Lillian Board, a highly promising middle distance runner who died of cancer at the age of 22. 8vo. 191pp. Colour frontis, 24 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£18.00

LINFORD CHRISTIE : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Autobiography of the British sprinter and Olympic gold medal winner. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good condition.

£4.00

MARATHON AND CHIPS: BIOGRAPHY OF JIM ALDER

Biography of Jim Alder, the British marathon runner of the 1970s.  1st edition. 8vo. 136pp. Photos. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Scarce.

£48.00

MARATHON WINNER

Autobiography of the well-known British marathon runner. Paperback. 8vo. 187pp. Signed and dedicated by Keily to fellow athlete Hugh Barnfather. Good condition.

£28.00

MARK PHILLIPS - THE MAN AND HIS HORSES

A biography of Captain Mark Phillips, the great three-day-event rider, while still married to Princess Anne. 8vo. 320pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Very good condition. Signed to half title-page by

£20.00

MARY MARY (AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY)

Autobiography of the 1964 Olympic long jump gold medallist. 8vo. 158pp. Dust-wrapper. A very good copy.

£20.00

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