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All I wanted for Christmas... This is for all those whose Santas wish lists included GPS watches, compression tights, heart rate monitors and racing flats. For anyone who started off Christmas Day with a hills session or snuck out of the family gathering before dinner for a recovery run. For...
If you have spent any time in the Australian running scene, the name Nic Bideau has more than likely crept into countless conversations. A coach and manager to stars; his no BS attitude, persistence, and pure ambition, has helped generations of Australia’s most talented, reach for their dreams. His training methodology is no secret, but just how he polishes his athletes’ speedwork, conjecture remains.  We caught up with Nic, and asked the stuff that many want to know……
800m Finals Recap Written by By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Runner's Tribe 800M If there was any questions as to who was the king of two laps this Olympiad, David Rudisha put them all to rest. Once again, the world record holder won a gold medal,...
Continuing my meandering paper chase through our world cross-country history, we come to the 1977 and 1979 championships in Dusseldorf and Limerick, respectively. The former saw Australia continue to move up with the debut of three 20-year-olds who would be the nucleus of future teams. But – whatever happened to the women? Followers of cross-country are used to seeing young runners make significant debuts. Did someone say Kenenisa Bekele? Or Zola Budd who, like Bekele, was a senior world champion before her 20 th birthday. Bekele, indeed, not only won the short-lived short race in 2001, but did the double a year later, all still three months before turning 20.
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...
Depression and Running: Written by Amity Delaney Mental illnesses do not discriminate. They can affect anyone at any time and athletes are no exception. Depression and running work together in two ways. On the one hand, certain aspects about being an elite athlete and training for running can potentially increase...
Jim Walmsley is without a doubt America's greatest ever ultra trail runner. At 30 years of age Walmsley is best known for his success in ultrarunning, and especially as the record holder of the Western States 100. He is also the world record holder for 50 miles. Walmsley is soon to step onto the roads at the USA Olympic Marathon Trials, Feb 29, in Atlanta.  Walmsley has been clocking 175 mile (280km) weeks in training in preparation and also stopped the clock over half marathon at 1:04.00 in Houston, January 2019. And over the last year or so, Walmsley is doing something he hasn't done much of since college - track sessions.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen took most of the headlines on the second day of the Diamond League final. A win over a classy field in a sub-3:30 world lead will tend to do that.
Training Diary Flagstaff 2017 –  - Dr Philo Saunders - Senior Sports Physiologist: AIS: Australia This is a detailed look at the 4 weeks training done at Flagstaff, Arizona during the month of May. Flagstaff is based at an altitude of 2100m and I have been going there with athletes each...
When Celia Sullohern finished 21st in the junior women’s race at the world cross-country championships in Punta Umbria, you didn’t have to be Einstein to discern an emerging talent. In a race won by Olympic and world champion 1500 metres gold medalist Faith Kipyegon of Kenya, Sullohern was one of a few – very few – to mix it with the dominant east African runners. She was not the most stylish of movers, but she was strong and efficient, excellent credentials for cross-country. And, as it turns out, excellent credentials for the marathon, too. Kipchoge or Moneghetti-like rhythm is an undeniable asset for a marathoner, but strength and efficiency will take you very far indeed. Did someone say Clayton? Or de Castella?
                 

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