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Published by Human Kinetics Publishers in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English


  • Running shoes.,
  • Running.,
  • Foot.,
  • Human mechanics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Benno M. Nigg.
ContributionsNigg, Benno Maurus.
LC ClassificationsTS1017 .B56 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 180 p. :
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3022239M
ISBN 100873220021
LC Control Number85002460

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