Legends of Athletics

Legends of Athletics

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,...

From the Clouds: The Career of Yuriy Borzakovskiy

From the Clouds:  The Career of Yuriy Borzakovskiy Written by Sam Burke - © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “Borzakovskiy is already out of this race”.   Sebastian Coe commentating during the Sydney Olympic 800m semi-final when Borzakovskiy trailed the field...

“The Jarrow Arrow” – Cram’s Top 5 Races

"The Jarrow Arrow" - Cram's Top 5 2017 Runner's Tribe, all rights reserved- By Sam Burke The 1980’s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total and overwhelming, much like the...

Legends of Athletics – Seb Coe’s Top 5 Races

Legends of Athletics - Seb Coe’s Top 5 Races © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved- By Sam Burke Two-time Olympic 1500m champion, Sebastian Coe, doesn’t really need an introduction. Coe set eight outdoor and three indoor world records during his...

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...

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