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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gifts for Track Fans

There are some amusing gift lists for sport fans online. Here's a list of things you could buy for the track fan in your life.

Finish Line Doormat
Win or lose, when you get home you've finished the race. $32, UnCommon Goods

Track Town Ales
Award-winning ales brewed in Eugene, Oregon. I prefer the Triple Jump; 100 Meter and 200 Meter also available. $5.61 per six-pack (22 oz. bottles) plus shipping, Liquid Solutions.

Christmas Tree Ornament
Personalize it for your athlete. Generic running-event bear also available. $11.50,

Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World, by David Maraniss
Pultitzer-winning writer Maraniss turned his attention to the Olympics and produced arguably the best track book of the year. Incomplete (this Olympics was the seed that grew into the mass running movement, an important fact left out), but insightful. $26.95,

Run For Your Life
Judd Ehrlich's history of the New York City Marathon and its late founder and director, Fred Lebow, was a good enough film to merit entry in the Tribeca Film Festival and easily earns the title as track movie of the year. $24.98,

Drinking Decathlon Poster
Not quite the classic ten-eventer. Useful for any male between the ages of 18 and 25, measured either chronologically or emotionally. $8,

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