Arthur Lydiard by Garth Gilmour
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Arthur Lydiard
By Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard

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Arthur Lydiard by Garth Gilmour

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Arthur Lydiard is the most influential and successful running coach of the twentieth century. In 1960 he burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics when two of his proteges, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, won Olympic gold medals on the same day. He had turned unpromising athletes into Olympic champions, and he said he could do it again and again, if only his methods, which involved building stamina and fitness through endurance running, were followed. In the next few years thousands of people heeded his word. The jogging movement was born. Meanwhile, Snell went on to break a bucketful of world records, and exceeded his Rome success by winning two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. But at home, Lydiard's abrasive personality upset athletics officials and he fell out of favour. New Zealand's loss became the world's gain. Lydiard created a team of world-beating runners in Finland, then went on to coach in Mexico, Venezuela and in dozens of other countries around the world. Every year he lectures in the United States, and even this year, at the age of 86, he is returning there for another lecture tour. Garth Gilmour tells the full story of Lydiard's amazing career, much of it in the coach's own words. It is a story that no keen sports follower will want to be without.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780908988549
ISBN-10: 0908988540
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Books By Author Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard by Garth Gilmour Arthur Lydiard, Paperback (May 2005)

Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. Worldwide adoption of his technique by other coaches has seen Lydiard-conditioned athletes winning titles and breaking records by the score. The promotion of jogging was perhaps his greatest individual contribution to world health and fitness in history

Jogging with Lydiard by Garth Gilmour Jogging with Lydiard, Paperback (September 2001)

A jogging handbook. It is a guide to why you should jog, if you are not jogging already; how you jog, or jog better if you jog already; and how it holds back the degeneration that does not necessarily have to accompany the advancing years.

Distance Training for Masters by Garth Gilmour Distance Training for Masters, Paperback (November 1999)

This text argues that no longer is anyone too old to compete in sporting activities. It aims to present the formula and the philosophy to enable the older athlete, man or woman, elite athlete or social competitor to aim for new goals in sporting endeavour.

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Author Biography - Garth Gilmour

Garth Gilmour has had a long and distinguished career as a writer and journalist. Since 1960 he has helped Arthur Lydiard write more than a dozen training manuals and jogging philosophies, which have been published in several languages. He has also written biographies of Olympic gold medallists Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, paraplegic world champion Eve Rimmer and ultra-marathon runner Sandra Barwick. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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