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Training of famous runners

© 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. "Get over it.  If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”   -  Steve Scott Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training...
By Amity Delaney with Runner's Tribe Balancing an elite-level training program with a job that enables athletes to support themselves and their running career is a difficult task. Most regular full-time workers who aren’t even athletes find it difficult to fit in an exercise regime, let alone elite athletes who...
“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. ...
Nikki Chapple is Australia’s 11th fastest female marathon runner of all-time. Introduction by Len Johnson The French composer Claude Debussy once described music as “the space between the notes.” If that is so, then Nikki Chapple’s marathon career could be her unfinished symphony. Just three marathons, one a shocker, and the best...
“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable” – Cathy Freeman © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Cathy Freeman needs no intro. One of Australia’s most famous athletes in history, 1998 Australian of the year, two time world 400m champion and the Sydney...
First Man under 3:50 – The Training of John Walker, Part 2 of 2 “I find it impossible to run flat out. I need competition to achieve full results. I usually train at ¾ pace so I’m not leaving all my training on the track” – John Walker Note: This is...
Steve Moneghetti is one of Australia’s greatest marathoners. World championships bronze medallist in Athens in 1997, fifth in an Olympic marathon, a personal best of 2:08.16, major marathon wins in Berlin and Tokyo plus a string of high placings. Moneghetti’s career highlight had to be his bronze medal in the...