The Allan Wells Book of Sprinting

The Allan Wells Book of Sprinting

If you are a Allan Wells or Jim Bradley fan, you’ll love this little goldmine.

If you are a big of Allan Wells, you know his middle name is “Wipper”

He is best known for his 1980 Olympic Gold medal for Great Britain in the 100 meters (and Silver medal in the 200 meters behind Pietro Mennea) and the fact that he didn’t use starting blocks until they were mandatory by the IAAF just prior to the Moscow Olympics.

At the 1982 Commonwealth Games, he shared the 200 m title with Mike McFarlane of England in a rare dead heat.  Wells was competing for Scotland at those Games.

Don’t let the price tag scare you, as you can easily buy it used for under 20 bucks.  That’s what I did.

For more articles on Allan Wells, see:

  1. Training Tips: How to Use the Speedbag
  2. Allan Wells Speedbag Video (with Michael Johnson)
  3. Starting Blocks are Overrated!
  4. Ties in Sprinting History: 1982 Commonwealth 200m

Jimson Lee

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I am a Masters Athlete and Coach currently based in London UK. My other projects include the Bud Winter Foundation, writer for the IAAF New Studies in Athletics Journal (NSA) and a member of the Track & Field Writers of America.
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  • Hi Jimson,

    There must have been a ‘rush’ on the book as the only copies I’ve found on the net are for $99US. I’ll keep searching. But thanks for the short review.

    • @Fred, sorry about that Chief. I’ll be doing a full review once I receive it. There was least 5 on sale for 20 bucks used when I bought mine.