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© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “The marathon was what it was all about in those days.” – Pat Carroll Profile Coaches: Pat Clohessy, Dick Telford Date of birth: 17 August 1961 Personal Bests 1500m: 3:39.03 3000m: 7:47.66 5000m: 13:25.49 10,000m: 28:30.55 10,000m road: 28:00 Half marathon: 61:11 Marathon: 2:09.39 Career...
“There are lots of elements to running a successful marathon and I’ll bet insights into them are woven throughout all of the interviews in this book!”  – Lisa Ondieki © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Lisa Ondieki certainly rates as Australia’s top female marathoner, her 1988 Olympic silver medal...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “A lot of people thought I was crazy with the training that I undertook, and maybe I was.”  - Derek Clayton Derek Clayton is an old-school runner, if ever there was one.  A larger than life personality. A largish runner in fact.  A...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I think the Olympics and World Championships are going to be high-pace races from now on.”  -  Sammy Wanjiru The Olympic marathon, one of the cornerstone blue ribbon events of any Olympic Games. Until 1984, women were sidelined,  whilst men have been battling...
“In Europe, maybe most youngsters think it is safer to go to university and then get a high paying job. After all, there are easier ways to earn a living than as an 800m runner!" – Andre Bucher © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Sources IAAF Andre Bucher Interview 2001. ...
Tani Ruckle is Australia’s 12th fastest female marathon runner of all-time. Introduction by Len Johnson First, she couldn’t run. Then she couldn’t run without outside pacemaker assistance. Then – well, OK, she could run, but she was just some slightly wacky Canadian fitness trainer with the crazy ambition of representing Australia. Running...
‘3:26’ – Hicham El Guerrouj’s Top 5 Races © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The Best Ever? – With 2 Olympic golds, 4 world championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against El Guerrouj’s claim to the title of ‘The Best Ever’. Runner’s Tribe took a look...
Two-time Olympic 1500m champion, Sebastian Coe, doesn’t really need an introduction. Coe set eight outdoor and three indoor world records during his career – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of just 41 days. Remarkably, his 800m world record of 1:41.73 set in 1981 stood...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “If I run with others then all sessions become full-speed burners; thus I prefer to run with others just for speed sessions” - Paul Tergat Sources: Running to the Limit - Training Plans, Tips and Secrets. By Paul Tergat. ‘Train Hard, Win Easy. The Kenyan...
‘Before Rudisha’ Wilson Kipketer’s Top 5 Races “This man is one of the toughest competitors we have ever seen” - Steve Ovett © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Kipketer was the man to beat in the late nineties over 800. With three world championship gold’s, three 800m world records, and one...