15+ Athletics Books for Free! [PDF]

For lovers of running, jumping, throwing and marathons we have prepared this compilation of athletics books in PDF format, where you can learn much more about this Olympic-sized sports discipline.

The human body is naturally designed to perform muscular and cardiovascular strength exercises such as running, jumping and throwing. That’s why, with our athletics books in PDF format, you will discover that it is the oldest structured sport on the planet.

The history and origin of athletics can be traced back to competitions in public places in ancient Greece and Rome. It is also directly associated with the Olympic Games held every four years in a major city around the world.

Formally, it can be defined as a set of sporting events, which can be classified into running, jumping and throwing.

In athletics, races are divided according to the type of exercise performed. The most important events are: running, racewalking, marathon, jumps (long, broad and triple), decathlon and pentathlon (which combine different actions) and throws (discus, hammer, shot put and javelin).

Professional athletics consists of long-distance running, sprint, middle-distance, road running, hurdling, pole vault, long jump, shot put, discus and javelin throw, among others.

There are many athletes who have excelled in this sport throughout history. Among those who can be mentioned are:

Carl Lewis (American sprinter, won 8 gold medals and one bronze medal), Jesse Owens (American athlete, won 4 gold medals in 1936), Fanny Blankers-Koen (Dutch sprinter, won four gold medals in 1948), Usain Bolt (Jamaican sprinter, winner of 6 Olympic gold medals and five world medals, broke records in the 100 and 200 meters).

Learn everything you need to know about this sport discipline with this selection of more than 15 athletics books in PDF format. Download them right now to your mobile devices.

Here we present our complete selection of Athletics books:

1) Athletics Fundamentals

Lance Smith

2) Origin and Historical Evolution of Sports as a Common European Cultural Activity

European Commission

3) Player Discipline in Team Sports

Jan Stiglitz

4) Teaching and Shaping Skills

Human Kinetics Coach Education Center

5) The Social Benefits of Sport

Fred Coalter

6) Para Athletics

Athletics Ontario

7) The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education

Eric T Vanover,Michael M DeBowes

8) Marking a 400 Metre Grass Track


9) Competition Rules

Athletics PEI

10) Fitness Testing Protocol

K2O Server

11) Physical Activity Exercise and Sports

Nichan Zourikian,Carolyn Jarock,Kathy Mulder

12) The Impact of Participation in Sports on Educational Attainment New Evidence from Germany

Thomas Corneliben,Christian Pfeifer

13) Rules Update (Presentation)


14) Fitness Tests Ensuring Validity in Tests (Presentation)

Isaac Newton Academy

15) Return to Sports Participation and Discharge Testing (Presentation)

Richard Peterson

16) Athletic Development Defining the Discipline (Article)

Vern Gambetta

17) Athletics Track Event (Article)

Hills Little Athletics Centre

18) Athletics Track and Field Rules (Article)

Special Olympics Oklahoma

19) Athletics 400m track (Article)

Rigby Taylor Web Page

20) Twenty Positive Discipline Strategies for Coaching Young Athletes (Article)

Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council

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