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A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Two things surprised me at my first Commonwealth Games as a journalist in Auckland in 1990. The first, Andrew Lloyd’s victory in an amazing 5000 metres race, still surprises me to this day. I don’t know if ‘Lloydie’ still sometimes wonders if it...
“My life is totally different because of those three one-hundredths of a second that meant the difference between a Gold and Silver Medal.”  - Dave Wottle © 2018 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Dave Wottle’s 1972 Munich Olympics 800m gold medal race video is a sight to behold.  So much so...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe The moments preceding dawn are laden with mystery. There is a glowing darkness during this time, a sense that even the shadows seem friendlier. An atmospheric calm sweeps the land with the tiniest breath of wind. The world is at its most peaceful....
A Column By Len Johnson – Runner’s Tribe The cover of Track & Field News’s December 2017 edition depicts Mutaz Essa Barshim standing on the high jump mat at Zurich’s Weltklasse (and Diamond League final) meeting pointing triumphantly over the bar and out at the reader. On a cover headed, “Our...
Marathon Training - Women An examination of the some of the world's best female marathon runners' - Lorraine Moller, Grete Waitz, Joan Benoit, Rosa Mota, Uta Pippig, Ingrid Kristiansen, Priscilla Welch, Sonia O'Sullivan and Linda Somers Smith - base training plans. Common patterns within their training plans All included some...
By Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe Cedric Dubler is an Australian decathlete (Queensland) who at the age of just 22 competed at the Rio Olympics as Australia’s first decathlete to attend an Olympic Games in 16 years (and scoring the most points in a decathlon by an Australian in 32 years). Cedric...
By Aussie Marathon Star, Jessica Trengove - Runner's Tribe The word injury sparks a sense of familiarity and some level of anxiety in too many sportspeople. Whilst the associated challenges can be hard to stomach, I do believe they can teach us some of the greatest lessons. I would be...
Linden Hall is chasing down our very best middle distance runners, moving into the top-10 on the ‘Australian All-Round Distance Stars’ ranking list – combining the 1500m, 3000m and 5000m. This came off the back of a tremendous performance at the recent Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle, where she smashed...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe Under the African sun, a furious game of football is in full flight. The young boys dart around the pitch, their skinny legs whirring a hypnotic dance. The dust they kick-up ascends into a cloud of fire that rains down on them,...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Most years a runners’ panel is part of Falls Creek Running Week. It was again this year, featuring rising middle-distance star Georgia Griffith, Olympic and world championship distance representative Dave McNeill and London 2017 marathoner Brad Milosevic. Chris Wardlaw was the MC. Inevitably,...
                         
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