Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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Editors: Yannis Pitsiladis, John Bale, Craig Sharp and Timothy Noakes
Bibliographic:  ISBN: 0-415- 37788-9, The Cromwell Press, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, 2007, $44.95, 293 pages, paperback
Subjects:  The success story of East African Runners
Reviewed by: Fadil Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
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"East African Running: Toward a Cross-disciplinary Perspective" examines the secret of those runners in being the top athletes of middle and long distance running.
This book aims to discuss the anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, genomic, psychological and sociological conditions which lead East African runners to success
This all-inclusive book about favoured East African runners is a remarkable source for all sports and social sciences professionals as well as anybody curious about the development of their success story
The text includes: social, cultural and economic explanations and presents Haile Gabrselassie story in the first part; physiological and biochemical details especially about Kenyan athletes in the second part; and genetic explanations about athletic performance in the final part. As a whole the book offers unified theories by bringing together ideas from biological and social sciences and includes contributions from experienced scientists
Almost an obligation to read for all sports and social sciences' enthusiast especially those for in the field of athletics
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