Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

Boston Marathon, April 18, 2011 - a day to remember in marathon running history. The winner, Geoffrey Mutai, ran 57 seconds under the then-current world record, stopping the clock at 2:03.02.  Mutai had a few factors working in his favour that day. Firstly, there was a strong tailwind of...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "This time David (Rudisha) had a three-month rest after his last race on 29 August, in Zurich. Three months without any kind of training. He needed this long break for charging his batteries physically and mentally. When he resumed training, we had to...
During the early nineties, Queenslander Simon Doyle was a serious player at a global level over 1500m. Doyle that year won three Grand Prix races and finished 4th at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland. In 1991, Doyle finished 12th at the World Athletics Championships final in Tokyo. It was...
Lasse Viren: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions 50 x 100 meters all-out By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe Quietly spoken and introverted off the track, Lasse Viren turned into a mighty warrior on it, becoming one of the most successful Olympians of all-time. A dual 5000m, 10,000m gold medallist in both the 1972...
Steve Moneghetti is one of Australia’s greatest marathoners. World championships bronze medallist in Athens in 1997, fifth in an Olympic marathon, a personal best of 2:08.16, major marathon wins in Berlin and Tokyo plus a string of high placings. Moneghetti’s career highlight had to be his bronze medal in the...
Coach Colm and the Training of David Rudisha © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “The secret is in the head, not the legs.” – David Rudisha Two Olympic Golds, two World Championship Golds, 800m world record holder.  The G.O.A.T – of that there can be little doubt. Like many star 800m...
‘Listen to your body’ The Training of 1:43 800m, Man Benson Koech © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “Listen to your body. Don’t run quality sessions if your body is tired. If you keep on with the hard training, you will destroy your form and waste all your training - go...
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 medallist at the World Half Marathon Championships (2003) along with...
‘A Body Built on Pain’ The Training of Herb Elliott © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I find that orthodox training is drudgery because it’s so unnatural to run for hours on end on a circular track.”   - Herb Elliott Sources The Golden Mile, by Herb Elliott as told to...
“My advice to coaches is to forget about the track early on - get your kids running cross country and road races - just basic strength work first, the speed will follow.” – John Walker In the early 1990’s the Australian Olympic Committee and the New South Wales Institute of...
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