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Bradley Wiggins: My Hour

Authors: Bradley Wiggins, William Fotheringham

Publisher: Penguin Random House (2015)

For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing, switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Sir Bradley Wiggins's attempt to break one of sport's most gruelling records: The Hour. The premise is simple enough: how far can you cycle in one hour. But it is thought to be one of the toughest events an athlete can endure, both physically and psychologically. Eddy Merckx, cycling's uber-champ, called it the hardest thing he ever did. Wiggins, like many before him, discovered the unique pain of pushing yourself as hard as you can for 60 minutes. In this revealing book, Sir Bradley Wiggins takes you behind the scenes of his record attempt. From planning to preparation, and from training to execution, Bradley shares his thoughts on his sacrifices, his heroes, and the people who have supported him along the way as well as what's to come as he heads towards the twilight of his stellar career. Supported by stunning photography, My Hour is a fitting celebration of one of Britain's best-loved sportsmen in his finest hour.

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Captaincy

Authors: Graham Gooch, Patrick Murphy

Publisher: Hutchinson (1992)

Graham Gooch was one of the most influential England cricket captains since Mike Brearley. He retrieved the reputation of the ailing England team while retaining his own form. With the emphasis on determination and planning, Gooch earned the respect of his fellow players and the support of the cricket watching public. In this explanation of his approach to the tricky art of captaincy he covers the job description, from team selection to personal motivation, from field placings to dealing with the media. Gooch also considers the respective captaincy skills of many Test captains.

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Crucial Cricket

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1999)

This book is packed with incredible cricket facts, scores, rules, matches and records.

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Don't Stop Me Now

Author: Vassos Alexander

Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport (2016)

This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part fitness. Part simple, childlike joy of running when you could be walking. Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra-marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. Each of the 26.2 chapters also features a fascinating insight into how others first started - from Paula Radcliffe to Steve Cram, the Brownlees to Jenson Button, Nicky Campbell to Nell McAndrew. Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect read for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or thinking of buying a pair…). Vassos Alexander is one of the UK's best known sports broadcasters. He lives in London with his young family.

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Edexcel Gcse Physical Education Student Book

Author: Tony Scott

Publisher: Pearson (2009)

This book is tailored to the 2009 Edexcel GCSE PE specification. Written by an experienced senior examiner, it provides comprehensive subject content and exam practice. Key features include: Engaging and accessible material that covers every aspect of the theory content Full support for controlled assessment, including how to approach the practiced, Analysis of Performance and the Personal Exercise Programme Motivating examples of reed sportspeople, demonstrating how the theory is key to the practical

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Fantastic Football

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

An Italian football team changed its name to Panto Rosso Sexy (sexy red pants) after a sponsorship deal with a shop in 1995. This is the fourth title in the Fact Attack series filled with statistics, records, unusual matches and more.

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Fishing For Dummies

Author: Domenic Garnett

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons (2012)

Fishing For Dummies, UK Edition, provides you with a thorough introduction to all types of fishing – sea fishing, game fishing, and coarse fishing. This authoritative covers everything you need to know about this fantastic sport, including instruction on: Identifying the key species of fish found within and off the coasts of the British Isles Selecting the right rods, reels, line, and tackle Mastering casting techniques Tying knots like a seasoned angler Hooking and landing fish with ease

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Footballs Strangest Matches

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Robson

This is a collection of true stories of football covering weird matches in over a hundred years of footballing history

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How To Watch The Olympics

Authors: David Goldblatt, Johnny Acton

Publisher: Profile Books (2011)

The Olympic Games can dazzle us with the sheer scale and variety of its sporting contests. Yet many of the games are unfamiliar to even the most avid sports fan. Which is where this witty, insightful book comes in. How to Watch the Olympics offers each sport’s backstory and culture, and explains the finer points of strategy, skulduggery and guile. Once you've read the book, you'll be on tenterhooks to see whether the Danes triumph at handball, what the Italian fencers are up to, and why Greco-Roman wrestling is so crucial to Kazakhstan. You'll know why someone invented the butterfly stroke, where water polo serves as the closest expression of warfare, and how travel faster than tennis balls. And much, much more besides.

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How To Watch The Olympics: Rio 2016

Authors: David Goldblatt, Johnny Acton

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

The Olympic Games can dazzle us with the sheer scale and variety of its sporting contests. Yet many of the games are unfamiliar to even avid sports fans. Which is where this witty, insightful book comes in. "How to Watch the Olympics" offers each sport's backstory and culture, and explains the finer points of strategy, skulduggery and skill. Once you've read the book, you'll be on tenterhooks to see whether the Danes triumph at handball, what the Italian fencers are up to and why Greco-Roman wrestling is so crucial to Kazakhstan. You'll know who invented the butterfly stroke, where water polo serves as the closest expression of warfare and how shuttlecocks travel faster than tennis balls. This edition has been freshly updated for the 2016 Games in Rio, including the latest material from London 2012 and chapters on the new Olympic sports of rugby sevens and golf. Seventeen days, 10,500 athletes, 28 sports, 306 gold medals up for grabs: the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is upon us. "How to Watch the Olympics" is your invaluable personal trainer.

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