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A Column By David McNeill

All the latest articles by world class runner, 2 X Olympian, NCAA All-American, 2010 NCAA indoor and outdoor 5000m champion, and RT columnist, David McNeill.

PB’s –

Event Result Venue Date
800m 1:50.81 Sacramento (USA) 16.05.2008
1500m 3:42.06 Lapinlahti (FIN) 19.07.2015
Mile 4:00.71 St. Louis (USA) 05.06.2014
Mile ind. 4:10.14 Bozeman (USA) 27.02.2010
3000m 7:51.11 Berlin (GER) 03.09.2016
3000m ind. 8:06.18 Fayetteville (USA) 15.03.2008
5000m 13:18.60 Heusden-Zolder (BEL) 07.07.2012
5000m ind. 13:36.41 Fayetteville (USA) 12.03.2010
10,000m 27:45.01 Palo Alto (USA) 02.05.2015
10 km Road 28:39 Manchester (GBR) 22.05.2016
David McNeill took a big step in securing his selection for Rio 2016 by running a 10,000m qualifying time at the Payton Jordan Invite in May 2015 with a time of 27:45.01. Later that year he confirmed his selection by winning the Zatopek:10 (Australian National 10km Championship) in December....
When I first ventured to the US back in 2007 to take up an athletic scholarship, there were a number of cultural peculiarities foreign to this skinny little runner from Melbourne. The first was the prominence of tattoos. Everyone had them - all my teammates, and all the kids...
A Column By 2xOlympian, David McNeill Betterment. It’s a virtue that defines what a competitive runner strives for with every training endeavour: to be better. But it’s also a virtue that defines almost every aspect of our lives. Being a better parent. A better cook. A better writer. Better at...
How do we measure success? | A Column by David McNeill Last weekend, I decided to call it quits on season: 2015. The human body is a lot like a computer: leave too many applications open at once for too long, and everything stops working as efficiently. The hard drive...
Teamwork and Social Capital: A Column By David McNeill As I sometimes do on solo runs when motivation is lacking, I plug in my headphones as I head out the door, and listen to a podcast. Last week, I listened to an illuminating discussion about the meaning of work -...
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A quick warning to those who are about to read (or think they want to read): this is a long and boring account of the lessons I’ve learnt in running over the past six months. I apologize if you were looking for some entertaining stories, but if you don’t...
A column by David McNeill - Runner's Tribe Netflix and Chill. While it’s still a relatively recent phenomenon to the rest of the world, it’s been the old adage of serious runners for as long as running has been a professional sport. Perhaps not always Netflix, and perhaps not the...
A column by David McNeill - Runner's Tribe Too often in my career, I have walked off the track querying my performances; wondering why I ran so poorly when training pointed to something better…or wondering how on earth I ran as fast as I did when preparations had been poor....
David McNeill - Runner's Tribe I recently had dinner with two dear friends, Benny and Rich. Our reunions are relatively few and far between, given Benny is in Sydney, and Rich lives on the other side of the (Yarra) river…far too far away for a comfy northsider.  But in the...