How to Race the Mile

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About the author:
Jeff Hollobaugh has been an athletics journalist for nearly three decades, and has a particular fascination with racing: the art of what happens between the firing of the gun and the finish. In the past, his writing has appeared in Track & Field News (he is a past managing editor), as well as and Michigan Runner. He has covered six Olympic Games and eleven IAAF World Championships. He is the editor of, a non-profit site that promotes high school track & cross country in Michigan. Much of his recent writing can be found at

How to Race the Mile

Learning Effective Tactics from Great Runners and Races

Authored by Jeff Hollobaugh
Edition: 1

The ultimate guide to racing strategy and tactics in track's most celebrated event, the mile and its sister distances, 1500m and 1600m. Based on interviews with some of the world's greatest runners, including Olympic champions, World champions and world record holders, the book shares the combined experience and wisdom they have accumulated in thousands and thousands of races.

Highlighted in the text are over 60 important races that are analyzed to show the advantages and disadvantages of various racing styles.

This is the first-ever book to go in-depth on the subject of mile racing. A must for every competitive runner, and a fun read for every fan.

Publication Date:
1508718210 / 9781508718215
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Track & Field

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