Track Events in Action
Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Ages 6 to 9 years. Track events focus on speed, technique, and determination. They challenge athletes to move more quickly than ever before, but there is more to these events than just running. Whether it is a blistering sprint or a draining marathon, let this book be a child's guide to preparing for life in the fast lane! Thorough text and full-colour pictures help illustrate such highlights as: the 100m and the key to a great start; how to handle hurdles; how to make your move and grab the lead; tips on training safely.
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110m hurdles ankle athlete runs athlete throws Athletes competing back straight baton is called Bend your left body position coach compete in races Decathletes decathlon distance runners endurance entire race exchange zone field event finish line floor forward handoff heptathlon high jump Hold the stretch hurdles races inside lane ironman triathlon jump A field knee lead leg lean left foot left leg long jump Long-distance races marathon meters Mid-distance races miles multi-event competitions Olympic Games pass the baton pentathlon Place your hands pole vault Pump your arms push Push-ups Race walkers race walking relay race right leg right thigh run around turns run at top shoes shorter distances shot put shoulder-width shoulders singlet slow spikes sprint sprinters staggered starts starting blocks starting gun starting line Steeplechase barriers Steeplechase water jumps straight line stretch Stand teammate three-stage count toes track athletes track events track-and-field events trail leg Unlike hurdles