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 and vomiting black mucous. The race left me so totally...
‘3:26’ – Hicham El Guerrouj’s Top 5 Races © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The Best Ever? – With 2 Olympic golds, 4 world championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against El Guerrouj’s claim to the title of ‘The Best Ever’. Runner’s Tribe took a look...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “If I run with others then all sessions become full-speed burners; thus I prefer to run with others just for speed sessions” - Paul Tergat Sources: Running to the Limit - Training Plans, Tips and Secrets. By Paul Tergat. ‘Train Hard, Win Easy. The Kenyan...
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, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at...
“Special Methods” – The Training of Said Aouita © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “We have special techniques. We always train alone. And we always run alone” – Said Aouita  A lot of the below information about the training of Said Aouita was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by...
“Electrifying” – Alan Webb’s Top 5 2017 Runner's Tribe, all rights reserved "When all is said and done, people will consider him the greatest distance runner America has ever had." – Steve Scott – Country: United States – Born: January 13, 1983 Personal Bests 800m: 1:43.84 1500m: 3:30.54 Mile: 3:46.91 3000m: 7:39.29 5000m: 13:10.86 ...
‘Before Rudisha’ Wilson Kipketer’s Top 5 Races “This man is one of the toughest competitors we have ever seen” - Steve Ovett © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Kipketer was the man to beat in the late nineties over 800. With three world championship gold’s, three 800m world records, and one...
“My life is totally different because of those three one-hundredths of a second that meant the difference between a Gold and Silver Medal.”  - Dave Wottle © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Dave Wottle’s 1972 Munich Olympics 800m gold medal race video is a sight to behold.  So much so...
Two-time Olympic 1500m champion, Sebastian Coe, doesn’t really need an introduction. Coe set eight outdoor and three indoor world records during his career – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of just 41 days. Remarkably, his 800m world record of 1:41.73 set in 1981 stood...
© 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “A lot of people thought I was crazy with the training that I undertook, and maybe I was.”  - Derek Clayton Derek Clayton is an old-school runner, if ever there was one.  A larger than life personality. A largish runner in fact.  A...
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