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Runner's Tribe If The North Face athlete, Rob Krar, has one regret, it is that he didn’t discover the sport of ultra running sooner. The sport to Rob is much more than winning or running fast; it has brought him a sense of peace, community and self-reflection.  This sense of...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe “There is an advantage to being the first mover. When you can get a surge, get your move in, everyone is reacting to you.” This was a quote I saw (thanks to letsrun.com) from former college runner Elijah Greer, after he made a decisive move,...
On being no.2 | A Column by Len Johnson Someone observed of Merv Lincoln, who died on 1 May after a long illness, that it was difficult to do him justice as an athlete because you always had to start with the acknowledgment that he was never number one in...
Ayana’s fall: A Column By Len Johnson We all know there was a fall in the Olympic women’s 5000 metres heat won by Almaz Ayana on 16 August. Nikki Hamblin tripped and fell, Abbey D’Agostino tumbled over her and the reactions of both women in the immediate aftermath have already...
Training of Famous Runners - Rosa Mota Article by Sam Burke - Runner's Tribe A lot of the below information about the training of Rosa Mota was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by Michael Sandrock, unless otherwise stated. We highly recommend this classic book to anyone who is...
Does Track & Field have an entitlement problem? Written By Daniel Wallis Does Track & Field have an entitlement problem? Track & Field is increasingly becoming the Republican Party of sport; its member’s love it yet hate half of everyone who governs or has anything to do with it. More importantly,...
Geoffrey Kamworor successfully defended his crown from 2015 in 28:24 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017. His back-to-back wins mean he is the first senior man in 11 years to successfully defend his cross country title. On the women's side Kenya's, Irene Chepet Cheptai broke from teammates...
‘3:26’ – Hicham El Guerrouj’s Top 5 Races © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The Best Ever? – With 2 Olympic golds, 4 world championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against El Guerrouj’s claim to the title of ‘The Best Ever’. Runner’s Tribe took a look...
I’m happy to say I’ve been up and running for a few months now and I’m feeling great! However, my return to training has been quite challenging, not realising taking a month off training would take such a big toll on my conditioning. As a result, it was important...
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, and the idea of the Ekiden relay has long since gone international. Well, at least to Victoria, anyway. Athletics Victoria paid homage – or should that be hommage – to the tradition of Japan’s road relays by adding an Ekiden to...