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Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Paula Radcliffe and Eliud Kipchoge have one thing in common. Each holds the world marathon record. Further, each holds the record with a performance variously described as “other worldly” and “putting the record out of sight for a generation”. Kipchoge’s 2:01:39 was described as a “moon...
By Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe As we approach warmer weather, track runners are drawing a sigh of relief as the reps are getting shorter and cross-country is over for another year. In 2018, the competition was fierce and the standards were set high with athletes battling it out for that...
Profile Snell won three Olympic gold medals during his career, including winning both the 800 and 1500 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. D.O.B: December 17th, 1938, New Zealand. Previous World record over 800, 1000m & Mile. Olympic 800m Gold, Rome, 1960. Olympic 800m Gold, Tokyo, 1964, a new Olympic...
A column by Len Johnson My good friend Brian Lenton has asked me to do a column on his latest book: Thredbo, 50 Years Running, 1968-2017. By way of disclaimer, this is as much of a disclaimer as you are going to get. As Brian once told me in another context:...
MATT FITZGERALD – Runner’s Tribe Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author. His many books include The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running, How Bad Do You Want It? , and most recently 80/20 Triathlon. An interesting new study by researchers at the University of Western Australia investigated the effects of periodization in the training...
By Matt Lynch - Runner's Tribe On the 28th March 2018, QLD Athletics hosted the final track and field competition before the star of the Commonwealth Games. After months of the planning, the Queensland International Track Classic (QITC) accommodated athletes from over 30 countries, Olympic champions, World champions and thousands...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe The ‘Mona’ Fartlek is probably the most well known training session in Australia. Named after legendary Australian distance runner, Steve Moneghetti, and devised by his well known coach Chris Wardlaw (a dual Olympian, Education guru and all-round good guy), this is one session I...
The Buffalo Stampede With more than 4500m of elevation, 75km through alpine trails, and a super competitive field, The Buffalo Stampede is the real deal. Kicking off from the postcard perfect location of Bright, in Victoria’s Snowy Mountains, the race grinds its way through Mt Buffalo National Park in Victoria's...
4 Key Workouts - Runner's Tribe I’ve loved this sport since the age of 9; always wanting to be successful but not achieving it without a lot of hard work and good timing. In late 2016, the opportunity to join the sibling group of Melbourne Track Club (MTC), Sydney Track...
Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Many thoughts flashed through my mind after Eliud Kipchoge’s world record marathon. The first was: “Amazing.” Neither insightful, nor unique, but what else comes immediately to mind after a man runs 2:01:39 for the classic 42.195-kilometer distance. Just about the second thought, possibly because it leapt out...