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262 Miles to Happiness

262 Miles to Happiness

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The hilarious trials and tribulations of stand-up comedian Paul Tonkinson as he attempts to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon.

Paul Tonkinson is the well-known stand-up who has been presenting radio shows and appearing on television regularly for almost thirty years. 26.2 Miles to Happiness charts his quest to beat the much lauded 3-hour mark at the London Marathon. But this is not simply a story about beating The Wall. This is a story to show runners and non-runners alike how one of life's simple pleasures really can make everything better.

Along the way, we are introduced to the characters helping Paul with his quest. There is wit and wisdom from celebrity names such as Bryony Gordon, Russell Howard, Roisin Conaty and Vassos Alexander. There's even an alpine adventure to the Mayr Clinic with Michael McIntyre that pushes Paul to the limit. And not forgetting the words of wisdom from Paul's anti-running friend, Richard.

Ultimately, Paul is one of us. He is our consoling friend. The everyman who goes through extreme pain and battles with his own personal demons, but comes out the other side smiling. And this book will show you why.

365 Oddball Days in Chicago Cubs History

365 Oddball Days in Chicago Cubs History

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This entertaining and informative reference reveals the Lovable Losers in all their beleaguered glory, from the real story behind the Curse of the Billygoat to Steve Bartman's infamous bleachers grab. Delving deep into Cub history, it provides even the most dyed-in-the-wool uniform fan a full year's worth of anecdotes, information, and team lore.
40 Days to Personal Revolution

40 Days to Personal Revolution

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New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect

From Baron Baptiste, author of Journey Into Power and the "spiritual master driving the yoga revolution" (Self), a hands-on, step-by-step guide to adapt to your needs and lifestyle to make your body sleek, your mind clear, and your spirit light.

In 40 Days to Personal Revolution, Baron Baptiste--one of the world's most beloved master yoga teachers--inspires us to transform more than body and mind: He gives us the tools we need to set ourselves free to live the healthful life we've always imagined. In the next forty days you will create a whole new way of being and living. Tapping ancient wisdom and his own personal experience, Baron has created a relevant and completely practical program that will lead you to the clarity of mind, body, and spirit that awaits on the other side of your revolution. Each week includes:

-A yoga practice to do every morning
-Principles to cleanse your diet along with eating plan
-Instructions to begin and deepen a meditation practice
-Excavation questions to root out limiting beliefs and patterns

Let the Revolution Begin Now!

401

401

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The story of Ben Smith, who decided to run 401 marathons in 401 days. People thought he was mad, until they heard his story, then they began to understand. Having endured years of bullying as a child, Ben tried to take
his own life. In adulthood, Ben struggled to feel content with the life that was mapped out for him. But having found his passion in running, Ben sold his possessions, escaped his old life and set off on what seemed like an impossible mission - The 401 Challenge.

During his 10,506.2-mile odyssey criss-crossing the UK, Ben ran in 309 different locations, accompanied by more than 13,500 people. He visited 101 schools, burned an estimated 2.4 million calories, wrecked his back and braved every extreme of the British weather, while raising £330,000 for charity, touching the lives of millions.

This is the inspiring journey of a previously lost and broken man who discovered that anything is possible, if only you choose to search for what makes you truly happy.

50 Greatest Players in Chicago Bears History

50 Greatest Players in Chicago Bears History

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In The 50 Greatest Players in Chicago Bears History, sports historian Robert W. Cohen ranks the top 50 players ever to perform for one of the NFL's most historic franchises. This work includes quotes from the subjects themselves and former teammates, photos, recaps of memorable performances and greatest individual seasons, as well as a statistical summary of each player's career with the Bears. The Bears' best are profiled here in what is bound to be a much discussed book among the team's broad fan base. An added bonus are the "honorable mentions," the next 25 players who have contributed to the Bears' astounding run as one of America's great sports teams.
50 Years 50 Moments The Plays That Made Super Bowl History

50 Years 50 Moments The Plays That Made Super Bowl History

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In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of America's most beloved sporting event--the Super Bowl--an authoritative collection of the most pivotal plays through the decades, compiled by the legendary Jerry Rice, and illustrated with dozens of color photographs.

New York Times bestseller 50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades' worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice has compiled his list of the most iconic, strategic, and record-breaking moments in football history from the Super Bowl's inception to today--from the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I; to the amazing Miami Dolphins championship in Super Bowl VII that capped their seventeen-game undefeated season; to the heart-stopping Super Bowl XXV in which the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19; and Super Bowl XLIX's amazing last-second victory by the New England Patriots over defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

A Hall of Fame wide receiver who has played alongside and against some of the greatest players in the NFL, Jerry Rice, joined by accomplished sports researcher and journalist Randy O. Williams, draws on his intimate knowledge and insight of the game to highlight remarkable moments from this greatest game in modern sports. Rice's access to the NFL means that 50 Years, 50 Moments is chock full of memories and insights directly from the athletes and coaches who were involved in these moments.

Pulling together all the catches, the interceptions, the fumbles and triumphant touchdowns that have made the Super Bowl an unforgettable experience. 50 Years, 50 Moments features marquee names like Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi, Roger Staubach, Walter "Sweetness" Payton, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, "Mean Joe" Greene, as well as Tom Brady and is a handsome must-have keepsake for football fans everywhere that is sure to be treasured for generations to come.

50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons

50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons

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This is an account of the amazing things you can achieve when the mind and the body work together. It tells of Karnazes challenge to run 50 marathons in 50 days. The book is also packed with the author's secrets including what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, and much more.
500 Ballparks

500 Ballparks

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All ballparks are not created equal. Did you know that the Baker Bowl in North Philadelphia had a short right field, and playing to that quirk allowed Phillies batters to capture 13 home-run titles in 21 years? Each stadium--from Boston's legendary Fenway Park to New York's Yankee Stadium to lesser-known fields all across the country--has its own dimensions and layout that have a major effect on players and the game itself. Teams play 81 games a year, and no two are exactly alike.

500 Ballparks celebrates the uniqueness of our national pastime's parks, stadiums, and fields. There's Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York, where Hall of Fame games are played, and Howard J. Lamade stadium in Pennsylvania that hosts the Little League World Series. There are places long gone like Ebbets Field, former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and newly-built marvels like Nationals Park in Washington, DC. From the major to the minor leagues, each park is identified, discussed, and accompanied by stunning photographs or specially commissioned artwork.

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, but what does matter is where you play the game.

500 World's Greatest Golf Holes

500 World's Greatest Golf Holes

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There are more than half a million golf holes in the world--and GOLF Magazine has picked the best, in The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes.

More than six hundred lavish photographs complement anecdotal biographies and vital statistics of the holes deemed the best in the world by the magazine's editors and their panel of international experts. Readers will find out if their favorite holes made the cut by first turning to The Eighteen, representing the most respected and challenging holes--holes like the thirteenth at Augusta National. Next, they discover which are considered the top one hundred (no surprise that the eleventh at St. Andrews Old Course and the fifth at Pinehurst are included here). Finally, there is an all-inclusive gazetteer of all five hundred. A special section offers the Best of the Best--lists of holes by category, such as the most scenic, longest, best in Europe, hardest-to-putt greens, and so on.

This is the golf book for the passionate golfer and the armchair duffer alike.

5K and 10K Training

5K and 10K Training

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Make your workouts count with the breakthrough system that synchronizes your energy levels with training effort. Instead of fighting your body to finish a workout just because it's written on the calendar, choose the most effective workouts from 5K and 10K Training based on your body's capacity to perform at any given time.

Effort-based training maximizes training adaptation by matching the goal of each workout with its optimal training level: hard when energy and recovery are high and easy when stress or recovery is low. Effort-based training also gives you the most control over the training process, allowing you to stay injury free while actually increasing the energy you have available for workouts. Sample programs contain a variety of schedules and detailed workouts for developing five race-specific abilities.

Run stronger and faster with more energy by using the proven system in 5K and 10K Training. With customized programs to choose from and accompanying training logs to record and evaluate your progress, this unique system is the fastest way to reach your training goals.

7 Weeks to a Triathlon

7 Weeks to a Triathlon

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Train and prepare for your first race with this comprehensive guide to triathlons for beginners from bestselling fitness author and professional trainer, Brett Stewart.

"Learning the ins and outs of triathlon can be daunting, but 7 Weeks to a Triathlon is the perfect tool to prepare yourself for the sport whether you are a newbie or a professional. Excellent!" --Desiree Ficker, Professional Triathlete

Follow the 7-week programs in this book, and you'll quickly gain the strength and stamina needed to complete any triathlon--sprint, standard, Olympic and even Ironman challenges.
Packed with clear charts and helpful photos, 7 Weeks to a Triathlon has everything you need to know about the ultimate endurance challenge:

- Easy-to-follow progressive training programs
- Pro tips for each discipline--swim, bike, run
- Triathlon-specific cross-training techniques
- Motivational advice on pushing harder and crushing your race goal

Offering field-tested, day-by-day programs and a comprehensive description of how to get through race day, this book has something for everyone, from beginners getting started in the sport to seasoned triathletes looking to take their training to the next level.

80/20 Running

80/20 Running

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TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTER

This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners--with extraordinary results--and now you can do it, too.

Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program--in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity--is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances.

In 80/20 Running, you'll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout.

- Runs will become more pleasant and less draining
- You'll carry less fatigue from one run to the next
- Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs
- Your fitness levels will reach new heights

80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners--as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers--can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

85 Bears

85 Bears

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The ultimate record of a great franchise's greatest season as told by none other than Da Coach himself In Ditka's own words, this 30th anniversary volume of The '85 Bears is packed with special features that make it the ultimate must-have treasure for every Bears fan. This updated edition features the authors' reflections on the incredible championship season as well as recaps and statistics for every regular- and post-season game, bringing the entire 1985 campaign to life. Interviews with fan favorites--from the Fridge to Buddy Ryan--as well as special commentary from Gary Fencik offer extra insight into the team's Super Bowl run. Capping off a truly memorable volume is a bonus audio CD that features an exclusive interview with Mike Ditka, providing even more memories from a truly golden era of Chicago football.
99 Stories of the Game

99 Stories of the Game

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In this sports memoir, Wayne Gretzky weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at professional hockey and the heroes and stories that inspired him.

From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One," he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has--but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.

For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.

Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.

A is For Ara

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A Swing

A Swing

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Now in paperback, the national bestselling golf instructional, The A Swing, created by the world's #1 instructor to help golfers consistently hit good shots.

David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His book, The A Swing, is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, have amassed 19 major golf championships. David has been prolific during his 30+ year career in producing books, videos, teaching aids that have inspired golfers of every level to reach their potential.

The A Swing - A stands for Alternative - is a simple way to swing the club, which follows biomechanically sound, scientific principles, and only requires minimal practice. The A Swing has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of players, from tour level to beginner, junior to senior, and the results overall have been nothing short of dramatic.

The A Swing is a way to develop a consistent, repetitive motion which will improve accuracy and distance, and is easy on the body. It will fix many of golf's common faults, and the book takes you through an easy, step-by-step approach. With over 200 illustrations, easy drills, and the 7-Minute Practice Plan, golfers now have the opportunity to play the way they've always dreamed of. Golf is a frustrating game, even for the top players, but the A Swing will make it easier and more fun. It could really change the way the game has been taught, which hasn't changed for years - it is not an exact method, and has leeway for individualism.

David is excited that the A Swing will help golfers the world over enjoy the game more. In essence, the A Swing is a shortcut to great golf. Whatever your level of play is now, whatever your goals, however you've been struggling with the game, the A Swing could change your golfing life.

A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez

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Accidental Athlete

Accidental Athlete

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A funny thing happened on my way to middle age. I became an athlete. And not just any athlete, but a runner--all without taking a running step until I was 43 years old.

Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. In this warm, witty memoir, the best-selling author and columnist recalls his childhood dreams of athletic glory, sedentary years of unhealthy excess, and a life-changing transformation from couch potato to "adult-onset athlete."

Overweight, uninspired, and saddled with a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoking habit, Bingham found himself firmly wedged into a middle-age slump. Then two scary trips to the emergency room and a conversation with a happy piano tuner led him to discover running--and changed his life forever.

In turns inspiring, poignant, hilarious, and heartbreaking, An Accidental Athlete is the story of the unexpected joys of running--the pride of the finisher's medal, a bureau-busting t-shirt collection, intense back-of-the-pack strategizing. And one man's discovery that middle age was not the finish line after all, but only the beginning.