Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

‘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...
"If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn’t run hard enough." -Steve Jones Training of Famous Runners, Steve Jones  A lot of the below information about the training of Steve Jones was taken from...
The Training of Steve Cram © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Despite what some coaches might say, the majority of past successes were built on a sound endurance background forged by most on the mud and hills of strength-building cross-country events. Bypass this as an integral part of a competitive...
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...
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...
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...
‘The Best Ever’ - The Training of Hicham El Guerrouj © 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...
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...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “My bottom end speed is usually pretty good, so like 200’s, 300’s, 400’s - they come around pretty quick - but that 800, 1000 kind of rep, that’s my weakness and what I tend to work on a lot.” -Matthew Centrowitz ‘Centro’ doesn’t really...
© 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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