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The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Lee Troop in June 2001.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate this outstanding read. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. “TROOPY” UNCUT  By Neil MacDonald Lee Troop is one of...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Get over it.  If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”   -  Steve Scott Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training...
Australian Marathon Stars’ - Interviews and training insights with Australia's best ever - (Paperback Book) (Pre-order now) Under 100 copies remain worldwide for pre-Christmas orders of 'Australian Marathon Stars’ ‘Australian Marathon Stars’ is more than a collection of interviews with Australia’s greatest marathon runners. The book dives deep into the background,...
A column by Len Johnson – Runner’s Tribe One of the great features of the build-up to the Zatopek 10,000 used to be seeing the main contenders showing their form with a race, maybe even two races, over 5000 metres. Let’s commemorate two great distance runners by calling it the Pre-Zatopek...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I think the Olympics and World Championships are going to be high-pace races from now on.”  -  Sammy Wanjiru The Olympic marathon, one of the cornerstone blue ribbon events of any Olympic Games. Until 1984, women were sidelined,  whilst men have been battling...
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...
A column by Len Johnson – Runner’s Tribe Could it be that the year’s best performance in the marathon came in the equivalent of a ‘beer mile’? Well, it could just be. That’s if you’re prepared to accord Nike’s Breaking 2 project at least as much credibility as an event in...
Everyone loves using a bit of All-Athletics (www.all-athletics.com) when checking up on some personal bests. It’s even been used in verb form before; “Oh, who’s this guy in lane 4?” “no idea. never heard of him” “You should all athletics him” Not only does it compile millions of results and keeps athlete profiles...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. To perform at your peak requires successful management of numerous aspects of your life; training, injury prevention, sleep and last but not least, diet. A balanced diet is vital.  We all know the drill, vegetables, fruit, wholemeal bread, plenty of water etc. etc.  But...
Villanova has a strong Aussie connection, with alumni such as Patrick Tiernan, Jordy Williamsz, Sam McEntee and others recently making waves in the NCAA and beyond. Joining this growing list of standout Aussie middle distance runners gracing the Villanova program is Australia's, Lauren Ryan. Runner's Tribe caught up with...