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£400.00

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This is a rare book by the long distance runner Arthur F H Newton. Arthur Francis Hamilton Newton (born 20 May 1883 in Weston-super-Mare, England — died 7 September 1959 in Hillingdon, England) was an English-born long-distance runner. He won the Comrades Marathon in South Africa five times. Newton also dismissed the then-current ideas on long distance training and was an early pioneer of the concept of high mileage training at relatively slow speeds (later called long slow distance). In early 1928 Newton broke the 100-mile record on the Bath to London road in a time of 14:22:10. Later that year he began competing as a professional and ran in races in the United States, Canada and Britain. In his last race, in 1934, he broke the Bath to London 100 mile record again with a time of 14:06:00 at the age of 51.
Includes a 12 page pamphlet 'Hints for Athletes' by Edward Storrie which is essentially an advert for Elliman's 'Athlete's Rub embrocation.
The dust jacket is discoloured from age, especially on the spine and has tiny tears at the top and bottom. The dark green cloth hard cover is good with the spine bumped top and bottom, but not the corners. The end papers are very clean for its age. The pages and photographs are in excellent clean condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Arthur F H Newton
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1935
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
H F & G Witherby

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About this item

This is a rare book by the long distance runner Arthur F H Newton. Arthur Francis Hamilton Newton (born 20 May 1883 in Weston-super-Mare, England — died 7 September 1959 in Hillingdon, England) was an English-born long-distance runner. He won the Comrades Marathon in South Africa five times. Newton also dismissed the then-current ideas on long distance training and was an early pioneer of the concept of high mileage training at relatively slow speeds (later called long slow distance). In early 1928 Newton broke the 100-mile record on the Bath to London road in a time of 14:22:10. Later that year he began competing as a professional and ran in races in the United States, Canada and Britain. In his last race, in 1934, he broke the Bath to London 100 mile record again with a time of 14:06:00 at the age of 51.
Includes a 12 page pamphlet 'Hints for Athletes' by Edward Storrie which is essentially an advert for Elliman's 'Athlete's Rub embrocation.
The dust jacket is discoloured from age, especially on the spine and has tiny tears at the top and bottom. The dark green cloth hard cover is good with the spine bumped top and bottom, but not the corners. The end papers are very clean for its age. The pages and photographs are in excellent clean condition.

Author(s):
Arthur F H Newton
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1935
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
H F & G Witherby

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