Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

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...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe 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 a Champion’ by Percy Cerutty, was truly...
  Ryan Hall’s 2011 Boston Marathon 12 Week Training Diary - SUB 2:05 Purchase the 50+ page ebook for $6.50  Every session, every run, for 12 weeks leading into the 2011 Boston Marathon. 7000 plus word training diary. Splits for sessions. Including splits for interval/track sessions as well as splits for...
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Dick Telford in January 2003.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate and learn from one of Australia’s greatest ever coaches. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. DICK...
Training of Famous Runners, Steve Jones  A lot of the below information about the training of Steve Jones was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by Michael Sandrock, unless otherwise stated. We highly recommend this classic book to anyone who is yet to read it.  Information was also...
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...
Toshihiko Seko - Article by Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe "The marathon is my only girlfriend. I give her everything I have." This, Seko’s most infamous quote, wasn’t given in jest: he was deadly serious. Toshihiko Seko – one of the most extreme runners to have ever graced our sport, in...
The Training of Benita Willis - Australia’s Greatest Female Distance Runner Article snippet  Benita Willis is, without doubt, Australia’s greatest female distance runner. A three-time National Champion in the 5,000m, Willis currently holds six national records from distances ranging from the 3,000m to the marathon. In 2004 Willis achieved what is...
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...
Article Preview Chris Kwiatkowski is the co-author of Matt Centrowitz's self-published memoir "Like Father, Like Son - My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting". A 2012 graduate from the University of Oregon where he competed for the Duck's on the national stage, Chris holds PBs of 13:51 5000m, 28:56 10,000m, 48:17 10miles...
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