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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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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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Finding Gobi

Authors: Dion Leonard, Craig Borlase

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (2017)

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles. As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever. Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are ‘man’s best friend.’

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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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Football School: Where Football Rules The World

Authors: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

Part of a series: Football School

Publisher: Walker Books (2016)

At Football School, EVERY lesson is about football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts. You’ll find answers to these questions and many more: When do footballers poo? What is a magic sponge? How do you play football on Mars? Who is the goat? We’re Alex and Ben. We’re your teachers coaches. We promise you will laugh loads and learn even more about football and our amazing world.

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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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