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By Mark Tucker “I had broken 2:09. I forgot my exhaustion. Within a couple (of) hours, the agony of a world record run would manifest itself. The elation would be replaced by fear. I would be urinating quantities of blood and vomiting black mucous. The race left me so totally...
Joan Benoit Samuelson: A Column By Mark Tucker for Runner's Tribe The first ever winner of the Women’s Olympic Marathon. The first ever! For any distance runner that would be an absolute dream sentence to come after your name. For Joan Benoit Samuelson, it’s reality. In the heat, humidity and smog...
© 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...
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. “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...
Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Cathy Freeman is one of Australia’s most successful runners. She was also one of Australia’s most decorated Indigenous athletes. She was significant, both in terms of her athletic accomplishments, and also for the achievements she garnered as an Indigenous athlete. I watched her...
“My life is totally different because of those three one-hundredths of a second that meant the difference between a Gold and Silver Medal.”  - Dave Wottle © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Dave Wottle’s 1972 Munich Olympics 800m gold medal race video is a sight to behold.  So much so...
“Special Methods” – The Training of Said Aouita © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “We have special techniques. We always train alone. And we always run alone” – Said Aouita  A lot of the below information about the training of Said Aouita was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by...
‘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...
“The Entertainer” - Steve Ovett’s Top 5 Races © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “When I won the 1500m at the European ­Championships in Prague, back in 1978, I enjoyed the moment so much that I gave the crowd a playful little wave as I motored down the home stretch”...
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