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The Marathon Makers

Author : John Bryant
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**With a foreword by Sebastian Coe ** At the 1908 Summer Olympics, one of the contenders in the marathon was the diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri. After leading the pack at a grueling pace, Pietri staggered into the stadium, turned the wrong direction, and fell five times, after which two officials took him by the arms and brought him across the finish line. The American team lodged a complaint, and as a consequence, Pietri was disqualified and his first place medal went to the American Johnny Hayes. But the glory went to Pietri, who eventually became an international celebrity and received a silvered cup from Queen Alexandria for his efforts. After the race, Hayes and a Scottish sprinter, Wyndham Halswelle, were dragged into a dispute surrounding the race's official outcome, and a fierce war over sporting superiority between the United States and the British Empire resulted. The battle rapidly spilled over into politics and ethics, with allegations of cheating, drug-taking, and unprofessionalism levied by both nations. Bestselling author John Bryant delves into the lives of these three extraordinary men in a tale that stretches from rural Italy to Ellis Island, Broadway and beyond and explores the foundations of the modern sporting and marathon movements.

The Money makers

Author : Henry Francis Keenan
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Two Hours

Author : Ed Caesar
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WINNER OF THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARD FOR NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR 'Lyrical and passionate ... a celebration of the human spirit and what it can achieve' Observer Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. An exceptional feat of speed, mental strength and endurance. The sub-two-hour marathon is running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we have reached the mountaintop. In this spellbinding book Ed Caesar takes us into the world of the elite of the elite: the greatest marathoners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, and their troubled lives, he traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology and psychology involved in running so fast, for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its savage, enthralling appeal - why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. Now with a new afterword telling the inside story of how Eliud Kipchoge achieved the impossible, with exclusive access to Nike's #Breaking2 project, and the Ineos159 event at which the barrier was finally broken.

The Paper Makers Journal

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I m the dream maker

Author : Loris Bonamassa
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“I am transforming the family business and I know that it is not what my parents would want. I’m not exactly following in their footsteps: by definition, they were “mattress industrialists”. I am not and never want to fall into this category again. For some time, I wanted to be, intensely. When, in December 2002, I found myself at a crossroads and had to decide whether to “betray” the family business for a prestigious job at Bosch – where I ultimately risked becoming just a “number”— or to stay there, I chose my family company Dormiflex. But now I feel that I must continue the work of transforming what I inherited from my parents, and move towards a different company model that is more appropriate to the time the economy and our sector are going through, but also more relevant to my own inclinations: a digital company, multiple languages and different countries. I feel that the time has come to break the deadlock and bet on the transformation of the company according to my own dreams, according to a plan that is becoming increasingly clear to me. The Dormiflex marathon has begun”.

How to reap the rewards while technology works for you

Author : Vicente Ribeiro G. Jr. - Osmar André V.
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Enjoy the rewards while technology works for you! The title of this E-book may appear misleading to some people but it is possible to make clever use of technology to mint money for you while you enjoy the fruits of life. Who doesn't want to go on a vacation that never ends? But working 9-5 in an office for your boss or running your own small business will never leave you enough time and money to live life king size. If you want to live life on your own terms, invest your time and money in something that starts to generate a steady stream of income for the rest of your life. No, I am not asking you to waste your time and money on MLM (Multi Level Marketing) business schemes or internet marketing business. There is one business that requires little investment in terms of time and money but it is so lucrative that it can keep on pouring money in your bank account for a long time to come. Have you ever thought of mobile apps as a business? Billions of kids, men, and women across the world are today downloading and using different types of apps in their smartphones and using them for information and entertainment. From apps that give information about weather and time to apps helping people to earn money by connecting to stock market software, mobile apps have engulfed and invaded our lives. If you see around you, you will find people busy with one app or another on their smartphones. They may be listening to music or chatting with their friends but the fact is that these apps have become an integral part of the lives of most people in modern times. If television occupied an important place in the lives of people a decade ago, that place has been usurped by these mobile apps these days. There are no less than 21 billion mobile apps that have been downloaded by people around the world on just two platforms namely Apple and Android. This number means roughly 3 apps per person.

Labor Arbitration Awards

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The Irish and the Making of American Sport 1835 1920

Author : Patrick R. Redmond
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It was Jerrold Casway who coined the phrase "The Emerald Age of Baseball" to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams' rosters. But one can easily agree-and expand-that the period from the mid-1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James "Deaf" Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly's rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman's close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle-and by contrast-his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in "Team USA's" initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.

Eight Nation Makers

Author : Willard A. Hanna
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The Oil Makers

Author : Jeffrey Share
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Prominent leaders in the oil and natural gas industry discuss current issues, the image of the industry, the environmental movement and regulations, the 1980s depression, finance and taxation issues, the shift to overseas production, the national energy policy, and the future of the industry.

Makers of Distinction

Author : Thomas Girtin
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Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Author : Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association
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New Makers of Modern Culture

Author : Justin Wintle
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"An abridgement of the two-volume reference set New makers of modern culture (2006), which in turn was a re-compilation of two earlier volumes, Makers of modern culture (1981) and Makers of nineteenth century culture (1982)"--Introduction.

Automobile Topics

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Directory of Eastern European Film makers and Films 1945 1991

Author : Grzegorz Balski
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Views of Policy Makers and Potential Adopters on Existing Educational Media and New Communication Technologies in the Ethiopian Educational System

Author : Demissew Bekele Mulugeta
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The Laugh Makers

Author : William Cahn
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Proceedings of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Annual Convention

Author : Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association
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The Australasian Saddler and Harness Maker

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Pattern Makers Journal

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