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A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe “Fall down seven times, stand up eight” – Japanese Proverb Carrara stadium was a furnace and the mondo was on fire. Flames licked at the heels of any runner that stepped foot on the track last weekend. It either ignited incredible performance, or, contrastingly...
It took just one minute 45.71 seconds for Joseph Deng to throw a hand grenade into considerations of the three men to represent Australia in the 800 metres at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Oh, and let’s not forget the aiding and abetting party to this chaos: I refer,...
By Matt Dawson - Runner's Tribe Olympic champion Caster Semenya has come to personify the modern controversy surrounding the participation of intersex and transgender athletes in elite women’s sport. She follows a long line of women of more ‘masculine appearance’ whose performances have raised eyebrows on the track. Stella Walsh of Poland...
Tips from Aaron “Speedy” Stubbs Sprinting is proven to be more efficient than longer endurance types of exercise (think jogging and walking) and has the added bonus of burning fat (even after you have finished exercising!), building muscle and it boosting your basal metabolic rate.  Sprinting is a whole body...
Runner's Tribe - At only 20-years of age, USA's Donavan Brazier has already achieved a mantle of highly impressive records. The NCAA and high school 800m record holder only just last week came tantalisingly close to breaking Johnny Gray’s US indoor record (1:45.00), by running a 1:45.11 and winning the 2018 New Balance...
A column by Len Johnson – Runner’s Tribe No sooner had all us ‘experts’ agreed on one thing – these are not the conditions for a good 5000 – than the Australian championships and Commonwealth Games selection trials delivered the best Australian in-depth 5000 in history. Never before had three Australians...
A Column By Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe At the 2014 Australian Junior Championships, a 17-year-old Georgia Griffith turned heads as she crossed the line in third place. She slashed three seconds off her personal best to clock 2:05.77, a World Junior Championship qualifier. While Griffith labels this performance as...
It’s hard to believe that Australia will again play host to a Commonwealth Games, only 12 years after Melbourne did so back in 2006. In that year the focus was on the likes of Craig Mottram (who went onto win silver, in 12.58.19, in one of the most magical 5000m races...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe Under the bright lights of the Stade de France, Genevieve Lacaze’s feet are dancing the final crescendo of an epic story. She is smiling. Her body is in a world of hurt, yet she smiles – she is invincible. With each step, she...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe On the start line, Brad Mathas stands motionless. Around him, other runners restlessly meander. Inside his head are a thousand thoughts and one – there is no option to fail. In the quiet that precedes the splitting cry of the gun, he can...
                         
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