A Column By Jaryd Clifford

Bryce Anderson – A glimpse of the future - Feature by Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe ”I know I’m not the most talented runner in the world. I’m a grinder. I can hurt.” In the mountains, a lone runner pounds the dirt. Through the lashing rain, his hardened legs skip through...

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ALTITUDE | A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary In the mountains, even the strongest stumble. Every step is gruelling, every breath a battle. It is an environment that demands courage. It is a place where only the toughest survive. It...
James Hansen, the sixty-ninth Australian to run a mile in under four-minutes, waited in the wings. He covered every move, stalking the leaders with flawless precision. It is easy to spot him amidst the fray, built for the brawl, his arms swinging like a barrage of punches. Hansen, now aged twenty-five, has run in six Australian 1500m finals, never medalling. This race, the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials, would be the most agonising. For a fleeting moment, with only fifty metres left to run, he hit the front. Besieged by the nation’s best milers, he dared to dream of winning. It was not to be. In the final strides, it all unravelled, swamped on the line in an unforgivable falter. For the second time in his career, he would finish fourth, only five one-hundredths-of-a-second shy of the medal he so desperately wanted to win.
LINDEN HALL | A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe In 99 years, Hayward Field has built a legacy steeped in history. From the mythical genius Steve Prefontaine to our own hero Craig Mottram, its stories will last forever in the fabled pages of running folklore. Now in its final hours,...
As Michael Roeger’s body ground to a halt along the Embankment in London earlier this year, the crowd hushed, their breaths held in unison as they bore witness to the dramatic cruelty of the marathon. Mercilessly, it seemed, the historic distance was only moments away from claiming yet another...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe Under the African sun, a furious game of football is in full flight. The young boys dart around the pitch, their skinny legs whirring a hypnotic dance. The dust they kick-up ascends into a cloud of fire that rains down on them,...
By Jaryd Clifford | Australian Athlete Some races you never forget. They ingrain themselves in nostalgic memory, a reminder of human spirit and the will of the battling competitor. Over time, the characters become larger than life, their battles mythologised in storytelling. It is in these races that the greats...
Written by Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe Six seconds in the marathon is nothing, but for Liam Adams, it was everything. For a fleeting moment after crossing the finish line of the Gold Coast Marathon, frustration erupted. “Fuck. That was weak as piss. You stuffed that up,” he yelled. Stumbling...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe The moments preceding dawn are laden with mystery. There is a glowing darkness during this time, a sense that even the shadows seem friendlier. An atmospheric calm sweeps the land with the tiniest breath of wind. The world is at its most peaceful....
By Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe To be a champion miler is to conquer the quintessential distance. Demanding explosive speed, gritty endurance, and a clever mind, it truly tests all facets of a runner. With glory and heartbreak separated by the most agonising of margins, those that take part brave...
                   

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