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Monday, November 30, 2009
Holiday Gift Guide
It's time once again for the rundown of things you can buy for the track fan in your life. (Get the hint, Mom?)
IAAF Wall CalendarCalendars are boring gifts...unless you have to order them from Monaco. Usain Bolt and eleven other world champions grace the pages. $12, order from IAAF.
Born To RunThe best widely-available track book of the year, it does the impossible: it makes ultramarathoning interesting. $15, Amazon.com.
Arkansas Track & Field T-ShirtDoes your fan love college track, but hate Oregon/Nike with a fury usually reserved for the Yankees? Fayetteville might be the real Track Town USA, and they sure have won a lot more. $17.95, Arkansas team fan shop.
USA Track & Field Golf BallsIf you can't be at a track meet, the next best way to while away the hours is on a golf course. Consider them very tiny shots, and tee off with your best Adam Nelson act. You'll get noticed. $24 for a dozen, USATF.org.
Track & Field Necktie
Hey, if you've got to wear a tie, go in style. Or something. Well over a hundred different styles to choose from. $29.95, zazzle.com.
Marathon Picture Poem MatIf you hate your track fan, or they're bulimic and you want to help them vomit, this is a perfect gift. (Just click on the link and start reading and you'll understand what I mean). Screams "self-absorbed yuppie." $89.99, giftsforrunners.com.