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Ethiopian marathoner Kebede Balcha was one of those runners you wouldn’t know was there until they passed you – usually within sight of the finish line. He did it to Dave Chettle in the World Cup marathon in Montreal in 1979 and threatened to do it to Rob de...
I always laugh about how I got into running. My older sister, Emma, showed some potential in long jump whilst we were both in primary school. Our aunt suggested that Emma come along to try out little athletics at Hornsby District Little Athletics Centre and at the ripe old...
'You'll never be able to run harder' - Robert Lister 4 Key Sessions - Coached by Michael Dooley As before most races, the day preceding Herb Elliott winning the 1500m at the 1960 Olympics his eccentric 65 year old coach Percy Cerutty ran himself to exhaustion. Prior to collapsing he managed...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe For half-a-century, Ralph Doubell’s Australian record for 800 metres had defied all-comers. Now, with Joseph Deng running 1:44.21 in Monaco on Friday night, it is gone. The king of Australian records is dead. Long live the king! The queen – Charlene Rendina’s women’s record...
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Joseph Deng breaks 50 year old Australian 800m record in Monaco Joseph Deng has created history by breaking the long standing Australian 800m record with a sensational 1.44.21 at the Herculis Diamond League meet in Monaco. The time which, was also a new Oceania record, took 0.19s off the record which...
Some people say that the only way to improve your running is to run.  This is not the case. Even the most elite athletes substitute running sessions for cross-training work outs to give their bodies a break. It wasn’t until I had a severe injury (ruptured plantar fascia that meant...
Kiwi Lilli Burdon claimed a wonderful NCAA 5000m bronze medal last month. Steve Landells caught up with the US-based athlete to find out more about her recent success. From 1970s American distance running icon Steve Prefontaine to two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton, the University of Oregon has long been...
My name is Matt Scott and I am a middle distance runner from Sydney, training with the Melbourne based, ‘Wolf Pack Track club’; coached by Bruce Scriven. Before relocating to Melbourne in 2016 to attend university, I was training with Lindsay Watson - whom I still train with when...
When looking back at my journey into competitive running, it’s safe to say it isn’t the usual pathway taken by most athletes still competing in senior ranks. As a junior the only involvement I had with track and field was being dragged along to a Little Athletics “bring your...
About the only English people feeling less than devastated about England’s World Cup exit are the people staging England’s World Cup this weekend (14-15 July). How’s that, you ask. Well, England lost in football’s World Cup semi-finals to Croatia and won’t be further involved, the third/fourth place playoff aside. Instead...
                                 
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