Last Updated on March 12, 2013 by Jimson Lee
Based on popular demand, Bud Winter’s 2010 edition of So You Want to be a Sprinter is now available on Kindle.
Best of all, it is half priced at $9.99 on Amazon.com US, Amazon.co.uk UK and Amazon.de Germany. If you haven’t bought this book yet, or if your original copy is worn and soiled, now is a good time to pick it up digitally… forever.
You can read his book on the regular Kindle, the Kindle DX, or even an Apple iPad or iPhone.
Here are the 3 stores carrying the Kindle versions:
So You Want to be a Sprinter?
In 1956, Bud Winter of San Jose State University and Speed City fame published a landmark book titled So You Want to be a Sprinter. It was updated in 1973 and became foundation for many coaches back then who would later become world class coaches.
Those coaches include Usain Bolt’s coach Glen Mills, Frank Dick, Dan Pfaff and Loren Seagrave, just to name a few.
His former athletes-turned-coach included Lee Evans, Dennis Johnson, Ray Norton and Bob Poynter also used and endorsed this book.
John Stallcup, the primary editor, and I amalgamated the different versions as well as updated some of the terminology and imperial to metric distances. 98% of the original book remains intact.
The Kindle version is the same as the 2010 paper version with a slight modification to the formatting for the Kindle.
What is “So You Want to be a Sprinter”?
So You Want to be a Sprinter covers:
- The 3 ways to be a faster sprinter
- Starting technique and using blocks
- 8 essential drills for proper sprint form
- The gather and the finish lean
- Full detailed training plans for the year ’round athlete AND those starting in January
- Lee Evans specialized Training plan
- The 7 attributes that makes a champion
It is a complete concise book with simple cues and uses his classic Champ vs Chump analogies to get the point across to new sprinters.
The paperback book is reasonably priced at $19.95
There is also a “Coaches Edition” spiral bound book. In the past, many coaches used this book as a field journal and scribbled their own notes in the book. The “Coaches Edition” book is normally $21.95 and with a sale price $19.95.
Whether you are a High School coach or a Track and Field fan, So You Want to be a Sprinter is definitely a book for your collection.
I certainly can endorse this book!