All-Around Men: Heroes of a Forgotten Sport (Paperback)
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All-Around Men: Heroes of a Forgotten Sport (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 31/03/2005
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After the decathlon was introduced in the 1912 Olympic Games, the All-Around, a one-day, ten-event track and field contest of endurance, speed, and strength was displaced. The lives and careers of 22 of the greatest All-Around men, as well as the history of the event itself, are finally given the treatment they deserve in this richly detailed book, which includes more than 20 photos.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854239
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 227 x 157 x 18 mm


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I always was interested in knowing where my event, the decathlon, came from. The title 'world's greatest athlete' is usually bestowed on the Olympic decathlon champion. But I have always wondered who earned that title before there was an Olympics? Or before there was a decathlon? Frank Zarnowski's new book, All-Around Men: Heroes of a Forgotten Sport, illustrates that track and field was a thriving and popular sport in the 19th century, and that its versatile "all-around men" were its stars. -- Dan O'Brien, 1996 Olympic Decathlon Champion
The All-Around, a ten-event track and field contest of endurance, speed, and strength, was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1912 and discontinued in 1977. Zarnowski, a professor at Mount St. Mary?s College who has served as a commentator for televised track and field events, chronicles the careers of the men who excelled in the event, including the All-Around?s most famous athlete, Jim Thorpe. B&w photos and statistical data are included. The book will hold appeal for sports historians as well as fans,athletes, and coaches... * Reference and Research Book News *
The All-Around, a ten-event track and field contest of endurance, speed, and strength, was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1912 and discontinued in 1977. Zarnowski, a professor at Mount St. Mary's College who has served as a commentator for televised track and field events, chronicles the careers of the men who excelled in the event, including the All-Around's most famous athlete, Jim Thorpe. B&w photos and statistical data are included. The book will hold appeal for sports historians as well as fans, athletes, and coaches. * Reference and Research Book News *

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