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In late 2004 Craig Mottram wrote an Olympic diary from the Athens Olympics. Today, we restore this masterpiece on Runner's Tribe, to inspire the new generation. Many thanks to Neil Macdonald (and Craig) for the below article. Craig Mottram - One Special Day For most of us, the 28th of August...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe “Strenuous exercise should not be taken until two and a half to three hours after eating” (C.W.H. Grant – The Australian Amateur – October 1951) How much? How long before? And what should we eat (and drink) before a race and before we train? These...
In the Runner's Tribe workout series we ask the world's best athletes to share and explain some of their key training sessions which were integral to their success. The latest awesome edition is from NZ's Matt Baxter. Matt Baxter - Runner's Tribe - The Workout Series Matt Baxter's PB's 3000m 8:14.73...
In mid 2015 Runner's Tribe was given permission to re-publish and offer content suggestions to Inside Science which is an editorially independent non-profit science news service run out of the American Institute of Physics and supported by a coalition of underwriters. RT has been following their stories and articles for...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe Eight years ago the world seemed to be at Dani Stevens (then Dani Samuels) feet. On a rainy night in Berlin, she handled the difficult conditions far better than her more experienced rivals to become, at 21, the youngest winner...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe For the world championships, the penultimate day was Super Saturday, the departure of Usain Bolt from all competition and of Mo Farah from track racing. In the end, each of these great champions was upstaged. Mo was beaten, as Bolt had...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe Courtney Frerichs crossed the line in second place in the women’s 3000 steeplechase with a look of absolute shock and incredulity on her face. But shock at what. Incredulous about what. That she had improved by over 15 seconds in a...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe Luke Mathews could scarcely have had a worse Rio Olympic experience last year than if he had decided to go out partying with the US swimmers. Selected for the 800 metres after he had run David Rudisha close in Melbourne and...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe Day six at the world championships and it was one of those this way, thataway, haven’t we been here before scenarios so beloved of film directors. Sliding doors, chances taken, chances missed – that sort of thing. One place we definitely...
Len Johnson Reporting from the World Champs, London – Runner’s Tribe Another night in the London Olympic Stadium thin on finals turned out to be thick on drama as Conselsus Kiruto maintained Kenyan honour in one of the events where traditional hegemony was under challenge only to lose another in which...
                 

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