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Last Sunday, Australia's Thomas Do Canto clocked a 6 minute PB and a Commonwealth Games A-qualifier by running 2:14.59 at the Fukuoka marathon. Runner's Tribe caught up with Tom for this Q&A. Firstly congratulations on your outstanding sub 2:15 marathon at Fukuoka! What are your thoughts on the race and...
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Lee Troop in June 2001.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate this outstanding read. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. “TROOPY” UNCUT  By Neil MacDonald Lee Troop is one of...
Villanova has a strong Aussie connection, with alumni such as Patrick Tiernan, Jordy Williamsz, Sam McEntee and others recently making waves in the NCAA and beyond. Joining this growing list of standout Aussie middle distance runners gracing the Villanova program is Australia's, Lauren Ryan. Runner's Tribe caught up with...
You’re currently a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, what are you majoring in and how are you finding balancing your studies with your athletic commitments? At the moment I have a double major in economics and political science. That could change as I am attempting to get into the...
Interview with Georgia Griffith - By Runner's Tribe At only 20 years old, Georgia Griffith has a huge future ahead of her in athletics. Griffith is the fastest Australian woman over the 800m this year and it appears we have only seen the beginnings of what could easily be a...
Nikki Chapple is Australia’s 11th fastest female marathon runner of all-time. Introduction by Len Johnson The French composer Claude Debussy once described music as “the space between the notes.” If that is so, then Nikki Chapple’s marathon career could be her unfinished symphony. Just three marathons, one a shocker, and the best...
Runner's Tribe interview with Alexi Pappas - The multifaceted high achiever - filmmaker, poet, actress and Olympian. Where are you currently at with your training and what projects have you got going on? I am currently preparing for a half-marathon and eventual marathon debut! I have many creative projects in the...
The below article is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Craig Mottram in March 2002.  With Neil’s permission, the article has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate and learn from the one and only ‘Buster’ Mottram.   Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. Do you...
Australia's Luke Mathews lined up for his 1500m heat at the 2017 London World Championships after a roller coaster of a month where he'd left his coach and manager, and had evidently hit a new low. The starter's gun fired! What happened next would turn Luke's world back around....
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Adrian Blincoe in January 2004.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate this outstanding read. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. ADRIAN BLINCOE “KIWI FLYER” Top New Zealand middle-distance...