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Running Mechanics | What matters By Mark Blomeley As runners there is so much emphasis placed on where we are landing on our foot. The trend over the past decade is to place a lot of emphasis on forefoot landing or “running on your toes”. Today I’m going to surprise...
MATT FITZGERALD – Runner’s Tribe Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author. His many books include The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running, and How Bad Do You Want It?  It is a proven fact that individual pain tolerance predicts endurance performance. Given two athletes with identical physical traits, the one with...
At What Age do Aussie Marathon Runners Peak? © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. In an attempt to assess the ideal age for marathon runners, Runner’s Tribe took a look at the 30 fastest male marathon runners in Australian history. Their respective ages were compared. Facts Average Age: 28 ½ Median...
Why you need to stop rushing for the Holy Grail | By Mark Blomeley There is an ever increasing trend that recreational runners want to run marathons and ultra-marathons. While I think it’s fantastic that so many more people are entering the sport with defined goals, it’s important to understand...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Down here in Melbourne we’re yet to get our feet wet, but winter season’s already here. Rain is falling as I write, so the first muddy cross-country race can’t be too far away – maybe as close as the 12km cross-country next weekend...
In a stunning display of distance running, Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge broke the world record* at the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday (16), winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:01:39. From the early stages of the race, the 33-year-old Kenyan had just a handful of pacemakers for company as they passed through five...
INTERVIEW BY MATT FOX (Q) Hi Nick, thanks for taking the time to have a chat with us at Runners Tribe / Collegiate Draft, it would be great to hear an update on how you've been lately: (A) Really good. November was quite an odd Month with a small taper for...
Politics, tulips, Stromlo, cyclists, crazy science museums.... Yep, you guessed it- hello Canberra! For the next 5 weeks, the Nation's Capital is where I'll call home. Embarking on a physiotherapy clinical placement at The Canberra Hospital is exciting and a little bit scary. For someone who demands a lot from her body,...
A Column By Mark Tucker- Runner's Tribe Running Nightmares “It’s too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes.” (Kurt Vonnegut) The majority of my running dreams turn into nightmares. Getting lost in a cross-country or road race, missing the start of a race, not being able to find the start line,...
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Will 'Wyzz' Johns - A Profile of an Australian Rising Sprint Star Produced by Tom Robertson - Runner's Tribe Thank you to Peter Fitzgerald for having us down and Athletics Victoria for the footage.
                                 
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