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Athletics: How to become a champion: Volume 1 (Classic Revival) Paperback – 21 Mar 2014
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Percy Wells Cerutty was a controversial figure in Australian athletic circles in the 1960s. Ahead of his time, he advocated a revolutionary approach to athletic training that included dietary advice as well as a hard training regime. He insisted on a win at all costs mentality but felt that athletes should enhance their natural gifts. His most famous pupil was Australia's greatest middle distance runner Herb Elliott, regarded by many as the greatest middle distance runner of all time.
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As someone who believes the value of a book lies in the words, not in the binding or the fact that it is a first edition I welcome this opportunity to buy another copy at a reasonable price.
Through Elliott, Cerutty transformed middle distance running from the old days when the fastest runners crossed the line in a state of exhaustion to the new age of super preparedness and fitness.
Sadly, now when so few people have heard of Elliott or Cerutty apart from the true athletics aficionado their shared exploits do not get the recognition they deserve.
Hopefully this re-publication will help to put that right.
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In this book ' How to become a champion' I was disappointed as I saw a side to Percy that I don't agree with. I know he's from a previous time and generation where racism was acceptable but to be honest his racist ramblings ruined the book for me.
I tried to get into the other aspects of the book but they are not very clearly articulated. I suspect his other books, that refer more so to actual training than his personal beliefs, are of greater value.
I returned the book as I didn't want it sitting in my library. Perhaps others will get greater value from the book than I.