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Training of Robert de Castella "To break the (Australian) record requires an athlete with a number of very specific attributes. Firstly, they need to have the right physiology and ability. Secondly, they need to avoid injuries. And thirdly, they need to be tough and committed enough to go overseas and...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "This time David (Rudisha) had a three-month rest after his last race on 29 August, in Zurich. Three months without any kind of training. He needed this long break for charging his batteries physically and mentally. When he resumed training, we had to...
Ignore Circuit & Weight Training at Your Peril – Lessons from Peter & Seb Coe © 2019 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Sources: British Milers Club. Volume 2, Issue 4, Autumn 1992. Better Training for Distance Runners. By David E. Martin and Peter N. Coe. “It was the long and careful attention...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe When I first started to take running seriously, I read a book (borrowed from my school library), which would have a profound effect on my running and life during my formative years. The book: ‘How to become a Champion’ by Percy Cerutty, was truly...
Benita Willis: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions By Mark Tucker Australia’s first World Cross Country Champion (winning in 2004; our only individual medallist to date), a 4 time Olympian and multiple Australian record holder (2000m, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m and Marathon), Bronze medallist at the World Half Marathon Championships (2003) along with...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved.  The Training of Jim Ryun - ‘Quality & Quantity’  The first American high school athlete to run a Sub-4 mile, multiple world record holder, Olympic 1500m medallist. Jim Ryun to this day is an American superstar, rivalled by very few before and since. He was also known...
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...
4 Runs a Day as a Child – The Training of Lydia Cheromei © 2019 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I had to run to school because I was usually late leaving the house. If I arrived late there would be a caning for me” – Lydia Cheromei. Sources ‘Train Hard, Win Easy....
The Training of Steve Cram © 2019 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Despite what some coaches might say, the majority of past successes were built on a sound endurance background forged by most on the mud and hills of strength-building cross-country events. Bypass this as an integral part of a competitive...
Toshihiko Seko - Article by Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe "The marathon is my only girlfriend. I give her everything I have." This, Seko’s most infamous quote, wasn’t given in jest: he was deadly serious. Toshihiko Seko – one of the most extreme runners to have ever graced our sport, in...