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Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashed the world record* to win the 10,000m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, clocking 29:17.45 to win the first athletics gold medal of the Games. The race was fast from the outset with Kenya’s Alice Aprot Nawowuna setting the early pace, taking the field through 3000m...
© 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 female marathon runners in world history.  Their respective ages were compared. To see our Australian women’s comparisons, click here. Facts Average Age: 28 ½   years...
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RT’s Run School featuring Mark Blomeley. Mark is a strength and conditioning coach with over 10 years experience in the sports and fitness industry. Currently in Brisbane, he is a specialist strength and conditioning coach for runners from international standard elites to the every day runner. http://www.runnerstribe.com/category/expert-advise/ http://www.markblomeley.com.au/ Want to learn the...

Perseverance

A Column By Mark Tucker- Runner’s Tribe Perseverance “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” (Japanese proverb) If perseverance was a national sport Japan would be a World powerhouse. The above proverb neatly sums up a big part of the Japanese identity and the general enthusiasm given to the sport of distance...
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)- Part 2 Rehabilitation/Prevention Written by Lachlan Chisholm - Runner's Tribe In my previous article, I outlined what patellofemoral Syndrome (click to read) is and what you should do once you have it or think you are developing it. I will now go through what you need to do to...
Busier than santa's elves | A Column By Len Johnson Ron Clarke won three successive Zatopek 10,000s at the start of the 1960s, setting his first world records in 1963. Clarke likewise won the last two Zatopeks as the decade concluded. Which prompts the question – what happened in the years...
Earlier this year Runner's Tribe interviewed James Templeton to gain a unique insight into the world of one of the sports top agents. Athlete agent James Templeton is living no ordinary life. In the mid-nineties, Templeton was a Sydney based financial analyst. Today, he travels the world with the likes of...
MAUDIE SKYRING: My Story, from the beginning When asked to write my first blog, about anything in my running life, I was a little stuck. Where would I begin? So I thought, why not start as the beginning, especially since it wasn’t too long ago. I began training almost 3 years...
By Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe A few days into the world championships in London a friend commented: “Four days, full stadium every session, great competition. So how come all I’m hearing about athletics is negative.” He was right to wonder. Those few days had brought some wonderful competition, all of...
RT: Benita, thanks for your time. What is the latest? BW: I’ve actually been home in Australia for 3 weeks visiting my family in Mackay and Brisbane. Was a lovely time and always enjoy being home and seeing everyone! Was training a bit with my little ‘speedy’ sister in Brisbane!...