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David McNeill’s athletics career could have been over almost before it began. On Tuesday night in Perth, he may have run his way into a third Olympic team. It was in 2005 that McNeill, along with Liam Adams and Toby Rayner, was a controversial non-selection for the junior team to...
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The video below is a special RT member's edition of our latest podcast with Olli Hoare. The main focus here is the training that has taken Olli to the dominating form he is currently in. Australian men’s 1500m running is hot right now. And in amongst it, is Olli Hoare....
Runner’s Tribe are on a mission to chat with the world’s best runners. Follow along for training insights, cool stories, and loads of banter. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/runners-tribe-podcast/id1563338165 PodBean: https://runnerstribe.podbean.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ghTB6vJMUiLPtsszNpeA5 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/60au7ktm This episode is sponsored by ON Running. Australian men’s 1500m running is hot right now. And in amongst it, is Olli Hoare. Hailing from Caringbah, in...
If you were seeking signs that the sporting world is getting back to pre-Covid normality, best you didn’t go looking for them at the World Athletics Relays. We are still in the thank-heavens-there’s-something-on phase, it would seem, rather than back in full swing. Maybe the Tokyo Olympics will change that;...
At 7:30 pm next Tuesday, May 11th at the WA Athletics Stadium, Matthew Ramsden will be attempting to hit the Olympic 5000m qualification of 13:13.50. We caught up with Matt for this quick Q&A. *Note: Runner's Tribe will be streaming the race live on our Facebook page here from 7:20pm...
Never in my wildest dreams could someone have convinced me that by 2021 I would have qualified for three Olympic Games! While I have had my eyes set on this goal since the Rio Olympic Games came to an end, I still have moments now and then that make...
At the Athletics Australia's Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney on Sunday, April 25 Michael Roeger took 40 seconds off his PB and set a fourth consecutive marathon world record in the T46 (arm amputee) class, with a time of 2:18.52. Alongside Roeger, Jaryd Clifford annihilated the world record set...
Jack Bruce won his first national senior track title. Genevieve Gregson yet again emphasised her competitiveness, and versatility. Jude Thomas broke the national U20 record previously held by Ryan Gregson.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Athletics Australia (@athleticsaustralia) Such were the main takeaways from the national 3000 metres...
Many of those making up Australia’s fastest marathoners are versatile, capable of performing well at road, track and cross-country, and over a range of distances at all three.Shaun Creighton certainly sits at the most versatile end of the spectrum. Of his nine companions in the all-time top 10 men, only Pat Carroll goes close to him in that regard. Even there, however, it is Creighton first, daylight second.
If you had to choose one favourite session that you believe really worked for you and got you fit, what would it be? Whether training for the steeplechase, 5k, 10k or marathon; running four hard repetitions of a mile with a 2-minute rest between reps (on or off the track – usually off the track but on the same course for benchmarking purposes) got me fit and was a good benchmark. When training for the marathon I’d sometimes do five instead of four reps.