• Multidiscipline sports
      January 2011

      Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run

      My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman

      by Andy Holgate

      A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run make up the Ironman triathlon. It’s not for the faint-hearted. What possesses an overweight, thirty-something librarian who can’t swim, doesn’t own a bike and has two dodgy kne

    • Combat sports & self-defence
      June 2010

      Wrestling's 101 Strangest Matches

      by Oliver Hurley

      There’s nothing else in the world of sport or pantomime to compare with the manic mat mayhem of pro wrestling, which amalgamates high-flying stunts with melodrama, spandex, bodybuilding and blood – and sometimes it gets really weird. Wrestl

    • Golf
      January 2008

      Golfer's Manual, The

      The Quintessential Guide to Rules, Scoring, Handicapping and Etiquette

      by Paige Warr

      Packed with essential information and fully updated for 2014, The Golfer's Manual is the perfect reference book to have on the bookshelf or in your golf bag. It includes advice on the rules, on scoring, handicapping and etiquette; there’

    • Boxing
      October 2013

      Marvelous

      The Marvin Hagler Story

      by Brian and Damian Hughes

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest middleweight boxer of all time, he held the world title for 12 defences, including bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran which entered fistic folklore. From

    • Multidiscipline sports
      January 2013

      Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop

      More Misadventures in Triathlon

      by Andy Holgate

      A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run makes the Ironman triathlon one of the hardest one-day endurance challenges on the planet. Now take those events and transfer them to a volcanic rock with cruel winds, searing sun, rough seas an

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      January 2015

      Lazy Runner, The

      How I Got Off the Sofa and Ran a Sub-4 Marathon

      by Laura Fountain

      The Lazy Runner follows Laura Fountain from starting out as a novice runner - unfit, clueless about running, and incredibly lazy - to finishing her first marathon, and beyond. At first unable to run 400 metres without stopping, Laura has now c

    • Boxing
      September 2014

      Road to Nowhere, The

      A Journey Through Boxing's Wastelands

      by Tris Dixon

      In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent several months traversing America on a shoestring budget, tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight. Venturing from N

    • Cricket
      January 2015

      Second XI

      Cricket In Its Outposts

      by Tim Wigmore, Peter Miller, Gideon Haigh, Sahil Dutta and Tim Brooks

      As the world's second most popular sport, cricket is much richer and more diverse than many realise. Globally, passionate players give up holidays, time with loved ones and hard-earned money to achieve the extraordinary and play for their country. Afgh

    • Cricket
      March 2015

      Sundial in the Shade

      The Story of Barry Richards: the Genius Lost to Test Cricket

      by Andrew Murtagh

      As a former county player, Andrew Murtagh is often asked, 'who is the best batsman he has ever played with or against?' His answer is always unequivocal - 'Richards.' And then comes the inevitable rider - 'Barry, that is, not Viv.' It is a travesty tha

    • Boxing
      April 2015

      Ali Files, The

      His Fights, His Foes, His Fees, His Feats, His Fate

      by Norman Giller

      This book is for all Ali fans. It's more than thirty years since Muhammad Ali last threw a punch, yet he remains unquestionably the best-known sportsman of all time. A whole generation now only know the legend of The Greatest, never saw him fight, and

    • Football (Soccer, Association football)
      April 2015

      United in Europe

      Manchester United's Complete European Record

      by Chris Davies

      Manchester United were England's first representatives in the European Cup back in September, 1956. No English club has played more games in Europe and FIFA's global club competitions than United. United in Europe gives you more details, more

    • Boxing
      July 2015

      Dempsey and the Wild Bull

      The Four Minute Fight of the Century

      by John Jarrett

      They still call it the most sensational fight ever for the world heavyweight championship, between champion Jack Dempsey and his hammer-fisted Argentine challenger, Luis Angel Firpo. Back in the Roaring Twenties, 85,000 packed into New York's Polo Grou

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      July 2015

      Four Hundred Words at Five-Thirty with 'Nannies'

      Inside the Lost World of Sports Journalism

      by Peter Bills

      Peter Bills has spent the past 40 years writing about rugby for newspapers in Britain and around the world. He now shares his extraordinary experiences from a career blessed with an indecent amount of fun, unleashing a barrage of anecdotes and lifting

    • Rugby football
      August 2015

      Firsts, Lasts & Onlys: Rugby

      A Truly Wonderful Collection of Rugby Trivia

      by Paul Donnelley

      Firsts, Lasts & Onlys is a rugby fan's delight, chock-full of astonishing events, time-honoured anecdotes and distinctly unlikely facts. Beginning in 1823 with an event that probably didn't happen, the book charts the history of the sport

    • Football (Soccer, Association football)
      August 2015

      We're Everywhere, Us

      Liverpool's 2014/15 Season Told Through the Stories of Fans and Foe

      by Sachin Nakrani and Karl Coppack

      A diary of Liverpool Football Club's 2014/15 season, with a difference. The book may kick off with a chapter on the season opener and end with the last game; but this diary isn't written by a single author. Nor does it focus heavily on the actual footb

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      September 2015

      Trading Secrets

      Squash Greats Recall Their Greatest Duels

      by Rod Gilmour

      The greatest names in squash describe their most famous matches, the stories behind their success, the legendary training secrets and physical attributes that made them champions. From Pakistani great Azam Khan and the extraordinary story of how he cam

    • Rugby football
      September 2015

      Rugby World Cup Greatest Games

      A History in 50 Matches

      by Rob Clark

      The Rugby World Cup has only been in existence since 1987, yet already it is established as the sport's premier competition - six weeks of frenzied action which entrances all the rugby-playing nations. The tournament has thrown up countless memorable m

    • Football (Soccer, Association football)
      March 2013

      FA Cup Miscellany

      Trivia, History, Facts & Stats from Football's Most Famous Cup

      by Michael Keane

      The FA Cup Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the world's oldest cup competition. In these pages you will find irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts. Heard t

    • Sports & outdoor recreation
      August 2009

      Formula One On This Day

      History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

      by Rob Burnett

      Formula One On This Day revisits many of the sport’s most magical and memorable moments which might otherwise have slipped under the radar. Here are hundreds of unusual highlights, all mixed in with a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and le

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