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Running Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Source for Today's Runner [Paperback]

Richard Benyo , Joe Henderson

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1 Dec 2001
The popularity of running has never been greater, with more and more people taking up running as well as watching and supporting all levels of races, from local fun runs to massive events like the London Marathon and the Olympics. This encyclopedia provides a complete look at the history, key figures, major events and important training theories and terms. It features race accounts, photographs and commentary that aim to make readers feel as though they were there.

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""""The Running Encyclopedia is to a running aficionado as a dictionary is to a crossword puzzle addict. Richard Benyo's compilation is a running nerd's aphrodisiaca must-have for a runner's bookshelf."Henley GabeauExecutive director of Road Runners Club of America """This is an authoritative resource for anyone interested in distance running, but it's also a surprisingly fun read and a delightful way to remember the people, places, and events of running's colorful and unique history. Once you start browsing, it's hard to stop!""" Don KardongSenior Writer, Runners World MagazinePast President, Road Runners Club of America "

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Currently the editor of "Marathon & Beyond," Richard Benyo is a former editor of "Runner's World" (1977-84), a veteran distance runner, and the author of 16 previous books on running, health, and fitness. He also served as the running columnist for the "San Francisco Chronicle," and in 1998 he was named Journalist of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Benyo first became interested in road racing after participating in college cross country. He lives in Forestville, California, with his wife, Rhonda Provost. In his leisure time he enjoys running, reading, and sailing.Joe Henderson has been running and writing for more than 40 years since his early experiences in high school track. Like Benyo, he is a former editor of "Runner's World" (1970-77) and a prolific author, having written 22 previous books on running and fitness. He was RRCA's Journalist of the Year in both 1979 and 1997--making him the only person to receive this distinction twice--and he has been a member of the RRCA Hall of Fame since 1979.Henderson is highly regarded in the running community and is currently the West Coast editor of "Runner's World." He and his wife, Barbara Shaw, live in Eugene, Oregon. His hobbies, like his work, include reading, writing, and running.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has ALL the answers! 5 Mar 2003
By Stephen Provost - Published on Amazon.com
I'm not a die hard runner and I sure don't know everything about running. So I have questions. This book has been such an EASY reference when a questions pop up. I keep it next to my running log and probably refer to it at least 2 times a week. It gets a big thumbs up from me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A recommended giftbook for running enthusiasts 26 Mar 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Collaboratively compiled and written by Richard Benyo and Joe Henderson, Running Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Source For Today's Runner provides an A to Z listing of all the people, places, things, and ideas that directly or indirectly affect runners and the sport/physical fitness regimen of running today. From age-grading (a system of equalizing runners by age and gender) to Emil Zatopek (arguably the greatest distance runner of all time), the Running Encyclopedia covers just about everything any novice or veteran runner could want to look up. A recommended giftbook for running enthusiasts and a core volume in any personal or professional sports oriented library collection!
3.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive but dated 14 Jun 2012
By seascoastkid - Published on Amazon.com
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Yes, one can see it is dated by the copyright but upon receipt, it really has a lot of irrelevant information. In my opinion, the information in the book is excellent and a great resource, but the book probably spends too much space talking about past runners and less important topics. What is really good though is that it overviews a lot of runner-specific terminology.
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