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Right now – 27 November, as this is written – it is exactly 64 years past the mid-point of the athletics’ program at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty-four is not an anniversary we usually celebrate, I’ll grant you, but consider two points of mitigation in that regard. Firstly, the four-year Olympic cycle does not lend itself to the five-year rhythm of most anniversary celebrations: the two waves only coincide once every 20 years, which is way too long between drinks.
Hi Runner Tribe readers! My name is Kaela Edwards, I am a professional 800m and 1500m runner for adidas aiming to make the 2021 Olympic Team in Tokyo. My 800m personal best (PB) is 1:59.68 from the U.S. outdoor championship final. I am excited to share with you my perspective into what I think it takes to run 1:59 and beyond; confidence, knowing yourself and the competition, and balanced training.
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...
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...
Whether to go to college or stay in Australia is a toss-up that many young runners in Australia face. There are pros and cons to both options, and there have been successful runners that have come from either path. These days, it seems that heading overseas is the norm...
My whole athletic career I have always been interested in how other athletes prepare themselves for a big session or race. This is definitely an aspect to training a lot of people don’t focus on much, however, growing up and moving through the different phases of my running career,...
The mind, like the body requires ongoing T.L.C to remain healthy. It took me about three decades and a few key moments to fully appreciate this : )  London’s 2012 Olympic Games was one of these moments.  The anticipation and excitement that I felt between crossing the Marathon finish line in...
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...
By Matthew Ramsden Runnerstribe: A quick note for those that don't know of Matt. In short he is the WA 5000m record holder, multiple time Aussie rep and future Olympic contender). Before I begin this article, it should be noted that I am far from an expert in nutrition, diet...