Legends of Athletics

© 2020 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   In 2017 Runner’s Tribe published a book referred to as ‘The Bible of Australian Marathon Running’. This 347-page paperback publication interviews Australia’s...
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...
‘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 Jarrow Arrow" - Cram's Top 5 2017 Runner's Tribe, all rights reserved- By Sam Burke The 1980’s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total and overwhelming, much like the stranglehold that the Kenyans have held over the 3000m Steeplechase...
© 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...
Steve Prefontaine: A runners’ runner A Column By Mark Tucker Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at...
© 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...
“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. ...
“Electrifying” – Alan Webb’s Top 5 2017 Runner's Tribe, all rights reserved "When all is said and done, people will consider him the greatest distance runner America has ever had." – Steve Scott – Country: United States – Born: January 13, 1983 Personal Bests 800m: 1:43.84 1500m: 3:30.54 Mile: 3:46.91 3000m: 7:39.29 5000m: 13:10.86 ...
By Brett Davies This week – on the 21st of November – Irish distance legend Eamonn Coghlan turned 70. In honour of the occasion, we take a look back at Coghlan’s rise to the top, then look at his greatest performances. We will then look at his career post-athletics and...