Last updated 12 March 2002
ATHLETICS ENIGMAS by Alastair Aitken
No athletics addict should
be without this book.
Published to coincide with sporting legend Haile
Gebrselassie running in the 2002 London Marathon, Alastair Aitken's latest
collection, Athletics Enigmas, brings
together the extremes of the athletics world: those star professionals whose
names are familiar to us all and the ordinary club runners who are largely
Feature angles include:
- Alastair Aitken has spent time with many favourites,
from the legendary Gordon Pirie to today's Steve Backley, and reproduces
those interviews here, complete with all the relevant race statistics.
- The book examines the worlds of track and field
athletics, cross country running, veteran and ultra distance running.
- Alastair Aitken has extensive personal experience as a
marathon runner. He ran the first 19 London Marathons and has been an
accredited journalist at many major athletics meetings. He currently writes
for Athletics Weekly.
- Alastair Aitken was born in Edinburgh in 1940 and was
educated at Langley School in Norfolk.
- Alastair Aitken wrote his first article on athletics
when he was only 18 years old and has written two other books on athletics
published by The Book Guild. He is married with one son and lives in South
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