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Run Olga Run: How a 95-Year-Old Track Star Defies Aging

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Olga Kotelko is one of a handful of nonagenarians who still competes in master’s track events. And wins. The 95-year-old has a horde of gold medals stored in a closet at home, and holds 26 world records. How she defies age and continues to run, high-jump, and hammer throw is

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Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Internationally recognized sports nutritionist Monique Ryan has updated her best-selling book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with 5 years of new research that will help runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers perform at their best. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most comprehensive resource on nutrition from the

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Bicycle Gifts $12 to $50

If you still have some last minute shopping to do for the cyclist in your life, check out these online buys. [These are the manufacturer’s descriptions.]

Cyclopedia $16.50

Random House UK, 2010 – 448 pages

“The world of cycling is a veritable treasure trove ready to be plundered and in Cyclopedia,

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The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery

Get More from Each Workout with The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery

The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first and only comprehensive exploration of the art and science of athletic rest. Runners, triathletes, and cyclists will gain more fitness from every workout with this new book from Sage Rountree, an expert

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Training Plans For Cyclists

Reviewed by Laurel-Lea Shannon

You may be a beginner cyclist working up to your first 50 km ride (31 miles), or an intermediate rider wanting to improve your time on a 100 km ride (62 miles). Or maybe this is the year you’re chasing down a century (160 km/100 miles). Whatever level

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Triathlons for Women

Have you ever considered trying a tri? Sally Edwards’s Triathlons for Women Can Help Any Woman Become a Triathlete.

Triathlon legend Sally Edwards has published a newly updated edition of the best-selling women’s triathlon training book, Triathlons for Women. For over 20 years, Sally Edwards has cheered, prodded, and even pushed hundreds

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The Athlete’s Plate—Enjoy Real Food and Higher Performance

Fuel-starved endurance athletes are notorious convenience eaters, scarfing pre-packaged products and expensive prepared foods that offer a quick fix for their ravenous appetites. But these food products and supplements leave athletes under-nourished, delaying recovery and preventing their highest performance.

For endurance athletes, there is no substitute for real food. The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food

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Book Review: Bicycling For Women

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

While shopping for a bicycle seat this spring, I was encouraged by a handsome young clerk to buy an exquisite handmade Italian leather saddle. He assured me it was not only indestructible but classy — the leather was burnished to a high gloss, the stitching pattern integrated fully with the designRead more . . . Book Review: Bicycling For Women

The Complete Bike Book

For one of the best A to Z cycling resources, pick up the Complete Bike Book by Chris Sidwells. It’s packed with need-to-know information on everything about the sport of cycling (on and off-road). Like many other how-to books published by Dorling Kindersley, the Complete Bike Book includes detailed photographs that clearly illustrate the

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Around The World On Two Wheels

New Book Tells the Astonishing Story of the Young Mother from Boston who Circled the World by Bicycle in 1894-5

It was, declared the New York World on October 20, 1895, “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman” — an audacious, solo, ‘round the world race against time on a bicycle — and

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