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© 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...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Moscow 1980. Waldemar Cierpinski broke away from Holland’s Gerard Nijboer along the Moscow River late in the race to take his second consecutive Olympic title by around 100 metres. A more than respectable race. A more than respectable time – two hours 11...
A column by David McNeill - Runner's Tribe Netflix and Chill. While it’s still a relatively recent phenomenon to the rest of the world, it’s been the old adage of serious runners for as long as running has been a professional sport. Perhaps not always Netflix, and perhaps not the...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Pop-up running tracks in football stadiums, city franchises and athlete auctions are among the "radical" moves athletics must consider to enhance its appeal, says IAAF president Sebastian Coe. Speaking at a sports business summit, Coe said athletics needed to have a “relentless focus”...
The below article is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Craig Mottram in March 2002.  With Neil’s permission, the article has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate and learn from the one and only ‘Buster’ Mottram.   Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. Do you...
Australia's Luke Mathews lined up for his 1500m heat at the 2017 London World Championships after a roller coaster of a month where he'd left his coach and manager, and had evidently hit a new low. The starter's gun fired! What happened next would turn Luke's world back around....
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe When I first started to take running seriously, I read a book (borrowed from my school library), which would have a profound effect on my running and life during my formative years. The book: ‘How to become a Champion’ by Percy Cerutty, was truly...
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Adrian Blincoe in January 2004.  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. ADRIAN BLINCOE “KIWI FLYER” Top New Zealand middle-distance...
Teamwork and Social Capital: A Column By David McNeill Originally Published 8/11/2016 Runner's Tribe As I sometimes do on solo runs when motivation is lacking, I plug in my headphones as I head out the door, and listen to a podcast. Last week, I listened to an illuminating discussion about the...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Damn you Eliud Kipchoge! There was Berlin 2017 poised to demonstrate all over again the glorious uncertainty of the marathon and you had to go and ruin it. Kipchoge being the great athlete he is, there was more enough compensatory glory in the...