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Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Congratulations to Jack Rayner, Celia Sullohern and their teammates for delivering a great result for Australia in the Commonwealth half-marathon championships in Cardiff last weekend (7 October). Rayner won the men’s race outright in 61:01, rocketing past Robert de Castella and Pat Carroll – among others...
This is original content from the outstanding website runculture.org run by Dane Verwey, a self confessed running junkie and 2:22:45 marathoner. Ok Ben, let’s start from the start, I have read you fell in love with running at St Louis University High School back in the day. Your first coach was Jim Linhares who...
ROTTNEST RUNNING FESTIVAL – GET YOUR ENTRIES IN As the great Emil Zapotek once said, ‘If you want to win something, run the 100m. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.’ These words still ring true on the now infamous Rottnest Running Festival. For the last 24 years, runners...
Why magnesium? Magnesium is a vital mineral for the body to function and to achieve optimum performance levels for athletes. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. Because of magnesium’s role in energy...
© 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. By Sam Burke, Veterinarian, BVMS. Lonely on those long runs? Want a training partner who doesn’t speak? Sounds awesome right! A well-trained dog might be just what you are after. But buyers beware, not many dogs can handle long runs over hilly terrain, on...
Jack Rayner has written his name into history with a win in the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships held in Cardiff over night. Australia appeared on the podium in every event with Celia Sullohern winning silver in the women’s event and the Australian teams second in the men’s and women’s...
Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Paula Radcliffe and Eliud Kipchoge have one thing in common. Each holds the world marathon record. Further, each holds the record with a performance variously described as “other worldly” and “putting the record out of sight for a generation”. Kipchoge’s 2:01:39 was described as a “moon...
By Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe As we approach warmer weather, track runners are drawing a sigh of relief as the reps are getting shorter and cross-country is over for another year. In 2018, the competition was fierce and the standards were set high with athletes battling it out for that...
Profile Snell won three Olympic gold medals during his career, including winning both the 800 and 1500 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. D.O.B: December 17th, 1938, New Zealand. Previous World record over 800, 1000m & Mile. Olympic 800m Gold, Rome, 1960. Olympic 800m Gold, Tokyo, 1964, a new Olympic...
A column by Len Johnson My good friend Brian Lenton has asked me to do a column on his latest book: Thredbo, 50 Years Running, 1968-2017. By way of disclaimer, this is as much of a disclaimer as you are going to get. As Brian once told me in another context:...