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Busier than santa's elves | A Column By Len Johnson Ron Clarke won three successive Zatopek 10,000s at the start of the 1960s, setting his first world records in 1963. Clarke likewise won the last two Zatopeks as the decade concluded. Which prompts the question – what happened in the years...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved ALEXANDRIA, VA (13-Nov) -- After Alexi Pappas handily won the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5-K in New York City last month with a powerful late-race move, she had something of a revelation: she wasn't afraid to try...
Thank you to Runners Tribe for offering me this opportunity, I really appreciate it. My name is Clarissa Herbst and I am 18 years old with two big dreams: 1. To represent Australia at the Olympic Games for marathon running. 2. To become a qualified veterinarian. I have been running ever since I...
By Len Johnson reporting from the Gold Coast Standing on the runway for her last throw of the Commonwealth Games javelin competition at Carrara Stadium on Wednesday night, Kathryn Mitchell dissolved into tears. These were tears of joy, however, not those born of the frustration at having to wait so long...
Re-published with permission thanks to Athletics Australia Sign up to Rio Rumba, Athletics E-News by Athletics AustraliaAt 23 years of age, Brooke Stratton (Vic) has sailed into seventh place in the final of the women’s long jump at her debut Olympics Games. After a foul on her first jump, Stratton cemented...
When the stories mean more than the medals - LaCaze and Mitchell overcome adversity to run before a home crowd Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast There was no way a foot injury and a gangrenous appendix was going to stand in the way...
A Column By Len Johnson When Linden Hall ran 4:01.78 for 1500 metres at the Prefontaine Classic last weekend, she leapt to third place on the Oceania all-time list. Hall’s fabulous performance was also good enough for third all-time Australian and third all-time Victorian. Fair enough, you might reckon. The opposite of...
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RT’s Run School featuring Mark Blomeley. Mark is a strength and conditioning coach with over 10 years experience in the sports and fitness industry. Currently in Brisbane, he is a specialist strength and conditioning coach for runners from international standard elites to the every day runner. http://www.runnerstribe.com/category/expert-advise/ http://www.markblomeley.com.au/ Want to learn the...
Ella Nelson (NSW) is one step closer to a start at the IAAF World Championships after a strong win in the women’s 200m to qualify for London 2017 on a blustery day at the 2017 SUMMERofATHS Grand Prix. Stopping the clock at 23.00 (w: +1.5), the fastest time by an...
By Len Johnson reporting from the Gold Coast You will find Nick Hough and Alex Hulley side by side in the Australian Commonwealth Games Media Guide, but hands up anyone who expected to find them, if not exactly next to each other, one after the other on the medals’ podium. Stranger...
                                 
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