Interviews

Sam McEntee defeated a stacked field to win the national 5000 metres championships. He only needed to add a qualifying performance to secure automatic selection for his first Olympic Games; which he achieved in May at Stanford running 13:20.72. Runner's Tribe caught up with Sam for this Q &...
Road to Rio Interview with Genevieve LaCaze: 3,000m Steeplechase & 5,000m Genevieve LaCaze is in the form of her life, which is a result of consistent, quality training guided by her coach and Melbourne Track Club founder, Nic Bideau. Over the last two months, LaCaze has run seven consecutive personal...
Luke Mathews is a running revelation. His true potential is yet to be known, but to this point we've seen glimpses of greatness fueled by his dedication to training and strong natural talent. Pair that talent with one of the world's best coaches and squads, that being The Melbourne...
David McNeill took a big step in securing his selection for Rio 2016 by running a 10,000m qualifying time at the Payton Jordan Invite in May 2015 with a time of 27:45.01. Later that year he confirmed his selection by winning the Zatopek:10 (Australian National 10km Championship) in December....
Q: What does it mean to you to be representing Australia in your Olympic debut? It means a lot to me. Ever since I was a kid I've dreamt about representing Australia at the Olympics and now I'm going to finally fulfill that dream. It’s the biggest race I’ve ever...
After a breakout domestic season, Jenny Blundell clocked two sensational 1500m Olympic qualifying performances in Beijing and Belgium securing her Rio selection. Runner’s Tribe caught up with the fifth-ranked Australian all time for the 1500m (4:04.62), for this Q and A on her Road to Rio. (Q) What does it mean...
Zoe Buckman has been selected to represent Australia for her second Olympic games in the 1500 metres.  Runner’s Tribe caught up with the 2013 World Championships 1500m metre finalist for this Q and A on her Road to Rio. (Q) What does it mean to you to be representing Australia in...
Post-qualifying round interviews with Aussie Spark distance runners, Ramsden, Winkcup and Croft | IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 Article by Grace Kalac Runners Tribe caught up with three Aussie Spark distance runners who shone in the Bydgoszcz qualifying rounds and have progressed through to the finals; Matthew Ramsden (1500m), Georgia...
Road to Rio Interview with Brooke Stratton How is everything going in your preparation for Rio? My preparations for Rio are going really well. With approximately a month to go until my qualifying round in Rio, I am definitely where I want to be. There are plenty of minor technical aspects...
Current Villanova senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was among Australia's 61 selections to the Olympic team in Athletics. Tiernan will run the 5000 meters in Rio. Runner's Tribe caught up with this gifted athlete on his Road to Rio for this Q & A. Road to Rio Interview with Patrick...