Dr. Timothy Noakes is Discovery health professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town and director of the medical research council/UCT research unit for exercise science and sports medicine at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Newlands. Noakes received his MD from the University of Cape Town. He is a veteran of more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons. He is an editorial board member for many international sport science journals and a former president of the South African Sports Medicine Association. In 1999, he was elected as one of 22 founding members of the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Science Academy. Noakes is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He and his wife, Marilyn Anne, reside in Cape Town, South Africa.
This book is not casual reading, but it has lots of good information.
This book covers everything from exercise physiology to different coaches' training methods to the history of the sport to injury prevention and treatment.
As the tagline suggests, this book is a MUST for the serious runner or coach.
Great book! It covers almost all the aspects of running physiology and other related issues.Published 16 days ago by Rui Silva
This book is WAY bigger than I thought it would be. I didn't check the page count and for some reason I thought it would be a typical 200 page thing. It's a virtual encyclopedia. Read morePublished 20 days ago by MDF
For beginning marathoners, this is by NO means a book for you to find your answer to the perfect training (unless you are a marathon runner with an exercise science background). Read morePublished 3 months ago by gloveh09
a bible of every runner
You won't regret this buy, it is a lot of information
i'm a medical doctor, and an atlethe and the information in this book is excellent!!! Read more
I anticipate this will be a great book but it hasn't made it to the top of the pile yet.Published 5 months ago by Duncan W
I started training for a half marathon a few months ago and like everything that I do I totally immerse myself into it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bill Yanchick
Recommended by a running friend. I keep it handy and refer to it frequently. Good book for any serious runner!Published 7 months ago by Gerard F Doyle
Probably most runners could learn something from this, although the size might intimidate some. Even if you don't run, you might find the history entertainingPublished 7 months ago by Mandy_W