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A Column By Genevieve Gregson

Being an athlete of this sport for so many years, I grew up drawing my inspiration from results I would read about in the news. I can’t say I always thought I would be an Olympic or World Champs representative but I can say I dreamt of following in...
There is a lot that goes into being a top athlete in your chosen sport. Aside from the obvious ones like talent, persistence, a supportive training environment, and a knowledgeable coach, I have learnt over the years that there are some key factors that I can attribute my success...
About the author: Genevieve Gregson is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Gen travels the globe as one of the countries and the world's top distance athletes. I have considered myself a professional athlete since July 2012. This was my first month racing...
A question I am asked about more often than not is about my diet as an athlete. I constantly receive messages from female athletes about what I eat to fuel my body and if I periodise my eating habits depending on my season. I must start this article by...
There are so many ways to train as a distance runner and I don’t believe there is necessarily one right way. Since I started this sport and grew as an athlete, I feel I have tried many different methods of training. In the junior ranks it was rather basic...
About the author: Genevieve Gregson is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Gen travels the globe as one of the countries and the world's top distance athletes.   Last week I was fortunate enough to be asked to write some articles for Runner’s Tribe....
  Running has brought me so many wonderful memories. As the only girl growing up with 3 brothers on a farm, my upbringing always consisted of running in some facet, and I really never stopped falling in love with it. Cross country was a part of the school curriculum from...
There are many ways to train for distance running. Whether you’re an athlete coming from a shorter distance background, or an athlete that was born with a natural aerobic ability, there are many ways to train the body to reach its full potential. I don’t believe there is one...
From day one, Melbourne Track Club has been the home of some of Australia’s, and the world’s, best athletes. Founded by Nic Bideau, his group has grown bigger and better over the decades and been a successful passion project from day one. Many distance greats have gone before us and paved the way for all the current members today, and with our group being more inclusive than ever before, many athletes have had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Australia’s best. I have been a part of MTC since late 2013 when I decided to move from college in Florida back to Australia. I have been lucky enough to have trained with many of the amazing athletes that have come and gone over the years. Today I thoroughly enjoy training, traveling and competing with a such strong group of athletes and personalities that make this group a fun and supportive environment to be amongst.
We have heard it and said it all year – we are living in crazy times. We have also accepted the term – ‘this is the new normal’. Well I can definitely say it is hard to imagine things going back to the way they once were. When will we shake hands with strangers again, not have to hand sanitize every time we touch something, panic at the sound of a cough, or feel uncomfortable in large crowds? The world is definitely a new place, however what I will share with you now is how some Aussie athletes managed to fly all over the world to athletic meets while staying safe to compete during a global pandemic.