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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...
This article was written with the help from Snell's classic book, NO BUGLES NO DRUMS   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,...
Clayton’s marathon career brought wins in some of the world’s most prestigious marathons but no Olympic or Commonwealth medals. Despite the absence of precious metals, however, this was no ordinary career. Of his 22 marathons, Clayton won 14. Included in those wins was Fukuoka in 1967, one of the occasions on which Derek Clayton very definitely smashed the marathon. He ran the classic distance on this classic course in 2:09:36.4, becoming the first man to break 2:12, 2:11 and 2:10, all in the one race. Less than 18 months later, Clayton ran even faster – 2:08:33.6 in Antwerp. This performance stood as a world best until Rob de Castella ran 2:08:18 at Fukuoka more than 12 years later. Runner’s Tribe, in the book Australian Marathon Stars, interviewed Clayton and detail. Below are some nuggets of gold.
Training of Famous Runners - Rosa Mota Article by Sam Burke - Runner's Tribe A lot of the below information about the training of Rosa Mota was taken from the book ‘Running with the legends’, by Michael Sandrock, unless otherwise stated. We highly recommend this classic book to anyone who is...
‘The Inventor of Running’ - The Training of Frank Shorter © 2019 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “Running at its core, is really pretty basic; if you train well and hard over a period of years and avoid injury, you are going to get better” - Frank Shorter Sources Running with the...
Few names in middle distance running get people talking more than Alan Webb. The ridiculously talented American was the first high school athlete in American history to break the four-minute mile when he clocked 3:59.86 in January 2001. However, it was his run four months later, on May 27, 2001, that revitalised American distance running; when he smashed Jim Ryun’s high school mile record stopping the clock at 3:53.43 to shatter Ryun's 36-year-old national high school record of 3:55.3.  Webb would go on as a senior to break the American mile record with his 3:46 in 2007.
Tempo Training - Do we do enough of it? © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "If I feel good then I run fast no matter what the session. Don’t waste good time – if you feel good then run hard!” -  John Ngugi Free Sources: ‘African Speed, African Endurance’ –...
"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 during the later stages of his...
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.