The Mechanics of Sprinting and Hurdling, 2013 Edition is Now Available
Authored by Dr. Ralph Mann Ph.D.
Dr. Ralph Mann is a pioneer in conducting sports research, and using these results
to produce computer-based teaching technology. An authority in the field of Sport
Biomechanics, Dr. Mann has become a leader in analyzing the performance of top amateur
and professional athletes.
A world class Track athlete himself, Dr. Mann won 5 national championships and 3
collegiate championships in the hurdles. He set the world record in the intermediate
hurdles, was ranked number one in the world numerous times, and won several international
titles. In the Munich Games, he won the Olympic Silver Medal in the 400 Meter Hurdles.
In 1982, Dr. Mann was one of the six individuals that created the Elite Athlete
Program that brought sports science to USA Track and Field. Since that time, he
has served as the Director of the Elite Athlete Sprint and Hurdle Program. Essentially
every elite sprinter and hurdler during this time period has been biomechanically
analyzed, with the goal of understanding the characteristics of great sprinters
and hurdlers. This information has been used to evaluate and improve the performance
of virtually every US sprint/hurdle athlete since the program's inception. This
book contains the findings of this unique effort.
This updated 2013 edition contains over 30 additional pages covering new information
on both the Start and Full Speed mechanics. In addition, sections covering the characteristics
of the Elite Coach and the nature of the Modeling process used to evaluate the elite
athletes are included.
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