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  1. East African Running

    Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

    Edited by Yannis Pitsiladis, John Bale, Craig Sharp, Tim Noakes

    What makes East African middle and long distance runners the best in the world? How should contemporary academia approach this question? The success of East African distance runners has generated a plethora of studies but much of the 'evidence' presented to support hypotheses is anecdotal,...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mile

    Sports Myth and Sports History

    By John Bale

    Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism...

    Published October 27th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Running Cultures

    Racing in Time and Space

    By John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge