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Profile Snell won three Olympic gold medals during his career, including winning both the 800 and 1500 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Born: 17 December 1938, Opunake, New Zealand Died: 12 December 2019, Dallas, Texas, United States Previous World record over 800, 1000m & Mile. Olympic 800m Gold, Rome,...
Lasse Viren: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions 50 x 100 meters all-out By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe Quietly spoken and introverted off the track, Lasse Viren turned into a mighty warrior on it, becoming one of the most successful Olympians of all-time. A dual 5000m, 10,000m gold medallist in both the 1972...
Lisa Ondieki ran her first marathon in December, 1983 at the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, Alabama, and it would be fair to say that her career took off like a rocket. Within 12 months, Ondieki, then Lisa Martin, was an Olympic seventh placegetter, the Australian record holder with first, a 2:29:03 at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, and then, a 2:27:40 in Chicago and embarked on a career which saw her become Australia’s only Olympic marathon medallist, a dual Commonwealth Games champion and, for a long time, holder of the ‘world record’ for a women’s race on an out-and-back or loop course.
Working towards a 10,000m race and wish to know what your training ‘race pace’ should be, or what time you think you are capable of? Read on…
“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...
From Bernard Lagat, to Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, Seb Coe, Sarah Jamieson, Sarah Brown, and countless others; 300m intervals were key staples of their training  programs.  Less mundane perhaps than the traditional quarter mile,  400m interval, more race specific, and potentially easier mentally.  It’s a trend seen in numerous top middle distance and distance runners. Runner’s Tribe dove into the specifics of some of these 300m interval sessions routinely carried out by world leading athletes.
The first occasion I recall meeting Lee Troop was when Julian Paynter brought him along for a Sunday morning run at the 1993 national championships in Brisbane. ‘Troopy’ had finished sixth in the U20 5000 metres the night before, a race won by Andrew Letherby. By the time we got back from that run almost two hours later two things were apparent. Lee Troop could run – and he could talk. It’s no surprise, then, that over 20 years later Troop is still running and, one way or another, he is still talking, be it as a coach, a mentor, an advocate for the sport. He was, and is, passionate about his running and articulate in expressing that passion.
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 10 fastest ever female and male marathon runners, and dives deep into their training, race preparation, diet and much more. In this exclusive feature article for Runner’s Tribe Addict, we bring you some of the coolest snippets from the book; we take a look at some of these amazing athlete’s favourite sessions. Athletes studied: Lee Troop - Something to Prove Lisa Weightman - More than just a Marathoner Pat Carroll - The True Competitor Benita Willis - Our Fastest Ever Derek Clayton - Leading the Way Robert de Castella - ‘Deeks’ de Master                    Steve Moneghetti - The Inspiration of a Generation Lisa Ondieki - Track & Mileage: To the Extreme Brad Camp - Complete Dedication Jessica Trengove - Genuinely Inspiring
The Training of Craig ‘Buster’ Mottram “I didn’t think I would see an Australian do what he is doing. To have an Australian under 13 minutes for 5km is unbelievable.”  -Steve Moneghetti Free Sources: – With thanks for help from Neil MacDonald from Geelong Cross Country Steve Moneghetti once blamed Craig Mottram for...
The second fastest marathon runner in history is the total package. Machine on the track, machine on the roads. Amazing kick, and a major championship performer.We took a look at a bunch of sessions that Bekele completes on a regular basis in the lead-up to a major marathon.