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Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

By Amity Delaney with Runner's Tribe Balancing an elite-level training program with a job that enables athletes to support themselves and their running career is a difficult task. Most regular full-time workers who aren’t even athletes find it difficult to fit in an exercise regime, let alone elite athletes who...
“In Europe, maybe most youngsters think it is safer to go to university and then get a high paying job. After all, there are easier ways to earn a living than as an 800m runner!" – Andre Bucher © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Sources IAAF Andre Bucher Interview 2001. ...
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...
“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable” – Cathy Freeman © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Cathy Freeman needs no intro. One of Australia’s most famous athletes in history, 1998 Australian of the year, two time world 400m champion and the Sydney...
First Man under 3:50 – The Training of John Walker, Part 2 of 2 “I find it impossible to run flat out. I need competition to achieve full results. I usually train at ¾ pace so I’m not leaving all my training on the track” – John Walker Note: This is...
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...
© 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...
“I wasn’t particularly quick over 400m, running only 48.9 for 400m but I could run 1:44 for 800m. It was strength that I had. People try and make things so complicated now – but it’s so basic – you just have to put on a pair of running shoes...
“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...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. 100% free viewing for over a decade, aimed to promote and immortalise outstanding athletic achievements. Please enjoy this quality free article and thousands more from RT. The Training of Jim Ryun - ‘Quality & Quantity’  The first American high school athlete to run a Sub-4 mile, multiple...