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A Column By Mark Tucker

Tucker's Weekly Workout: The Ebook. Read about the training of the greats and their workouts. By Mark Tucker in conjunction with Runner's Tribe. (C) All rights reserved

Celebrating Steve Prefontaine’s 66th birthday

Steve Prefontaine: A runners’ runner A Column By Mark Tucker Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts,...

Belief and Humility: Elliot and Mottram

"To be a world-record holder in the mile, a man must have the arrogance it takes to believe he can run faster that anyone ever has at the distance; and the humility it takes to actually do it.” (Herb...

Accepting injury as an athlete

“What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define...

Perseverance

A Column By Mark Tucker- Runner’s Tribe Perseverance “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” (Japanese proverb) If perseverance was a national sport Japan would be a World powerhouse. The above proverb neatly sums up a big part of the Japanese identity...

Running Nightmares

A Column By Mark Tucker- Runner's Tribe Running Nightmares “It’s too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes.” (Kurt Vonnegut) The majority of my running dreams turn into nightmares. Getting lost in a cross-country or road race, missing the start of...

Benita Willis: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions

Benita Willis: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions By Mark Tucker Australia’s first World Cross Country Champion (winning in 2004; our only individual medallist to date), a 4 time Olympian and multiple Australian record holder (2000m, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m and Marathon), Bronze...

Joan Benoit Samuelson: Legends of Athletics

Joan Benoit Samuelson: A Column By Mark Tucker for Runner's Tribe The first ever winner of the Women’s Olympic Marathon. The first ever! For any distance runner that would be an absolute dream sentence to come after your name. For...

Derek Clayton: Legends Of Athletics

By Mark Tucker “I had broken 2:09. I forgot my exhaustion. Within a couple (of) hours, the agony of a world record run would manifest itself. The elation would be replaced by fear. I would be urinating quantities of blood...

Percy Cerutty: Legends Of Athletics

By Mark Tucker When I first started to take running seriously, I read a book (borrowed from my school library), which would have a profound effect on my running and life during my formative years. The book: ‘How to become...

Reading Running: 9 of the top running books ever

By Mark Tucker “The pleasantest of all diversions is to sit alone under the lamp, a book spread out before you, and to make friends with people of a distant past you have never known” (Yoshida Kenko) When I was much...

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