Home Features

Features

Latest feature articles, blogs, interviews and news from the world of track and field

Let’s keep this on the record, shall we. Having considered recently how much credibility should be given to some of the world records set this year (Please Buy This Record, RT 18 October), let’s look this time at the quantity of records set by Australian duo Jessica Hull and Stewart McSweyn. Hull took down Benita Willis’s national record for 5000 metres when she ran 14:43.80 in Monaco and then Linden Hall’s national mark for 1500 with a 4:00.42 in Berlin. Finally, she ran 8:36.03 for 3000 in Doha to slice a couple of seconds off Willis’s former 3000 record. Earlier in the year, Hull ran 4:04.14 in Boston to take the indoor 1500 record from Melissa Duncan.
A question I am asked about more often than not is about my diet as an athlete. I constantly receive messages from female athletes about what I eat to fuel my body and if I periodise my eating habits depending on my season. I must start this article by...
The On Cloudflyer is designed for runners who enjoy a decent amount of support, ON refer to it as 'supreme support'.  Without being a maximally cushioned shoe (check out the Cloudstratus or the Cloudace for a little more cushion), with stack heights of 20mm (forefoot) and 27mm (heel), it packs enough cushioning for most runners, but is still ways off the max cushioned shoes such as the HOKA Bondi or Asics Glideride. Runner’s Tribe were lucky enough to put a pair of Cloudflyers through their paces. Below is our review.
I never had a record-breaking career, but early in my record-buying career I acquired a disc recorded by British comedian, Peter Sellers. One track tells the tale of a pre-teen pop music phenomenon whose 15 minutes of fame had clearly come and was going fast. Our popster, despairing he hasn’t had a chart-topper for all of three weeks, ends the track I’m So Ashamed with a sobbing plea: “Please Buy This Record.” It’s not a bad metaphor for sport in 2020. The devastating impact of Covid19 was felt early and has endured throughout. By the end of March the Tokyo Olympic Games had been postponed. We are assured that the Games will go ahead same time next year, yet we were assured they would go ahead this year until they didn’t.
Letesenbet Gidey and Joshua Cheptegei smashed the world records for men’s 10,000 and women’s 5000, respectively, on a warm, still night in Valencia.
Joshua Cheptegei toasted yet another landmark moment in his glittering 2020 season by smashing Kenenisa Bekele’s world 10,000m record by more than six-and-a-half seconds with a dazzling display at the NN Valencia World Record Day.
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...
There comes a time when you think you have seen everything, read everything and heard everything about the marathon. As is usually the case when you fall into such a line of thinking, it turns out that time is never. The thing I never thought I’d hear about the marathon...
Whether to go to college or stay in Australia is a toss-up that many young runners in Australia face. There are pros and cons to both options, and there have been successful runners that have come from either path. These days, it seems that heading overseas is the norm...
Steve Moneghetti The Inspiration of a Generation © 2020 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “I ran as many days as I could. No idea how many in a row, but over 15 years I missed very few days.” – Steve Moneghetti Profile Coach: Chris Wardlaw Date of birth: 26/9/1962 Hometown: Ballarat Date of...