Interviews

RT Interview with Russ Dessaix-Chin: Back on the road again Last Sunday Russ won the Run Australia, Wollongong 12km race. After being seriously injured in February this year, what does it mean to be back out racing and more so running? Well, if I go back eight months to where I...
With Lisa Weightman, Jessica Trengove, and Milly Clark all clocking outstanding Rio qualifying times, not even a brilliant run in London was able to secure Queensland's Cassie Fien a place on the Australian Olympic team. Left to re-assess her goals she now focuses on trying to be the best...
Runner's Tribe Interview with NCAA Division I Cross Country Champion, Pat Tiernan By Grace Kalac for Runner's Tribe Runner’s Tribe caught up with Australian Rio Olympian Patrick Tiernan to chat about his NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship victory on November 19th in Terre Haute, Indiana. Tiernan, who has been studying...
RT Interview with Aussie sprint sensation Jack Hale Runner's Tribe recently caught up with Australia's fastest ever junior sprinter and potential sprint megastar, Jack Hale for a chat. (Phone interview transcribed by RT). Where are you currently at with training and life? I had World Champs just over 3 months ago, so since...
Anneliese Rubie went a long way towards booking her ticket to Rio after clocking a crackerjack 51.69 at the world athletics championships last year in Beijing.  Earlier this year at the 2016 Australian Nationals, Rubie needed to finish in the top three to secure her Rio spot, which she did by finishing 3rd....
Matthew Ramsden Interview: Home is where I'm happiest  So you've recently decided not to go to the US on a college scholarship. Can you tell us how you came to this decision? So in March I went to the US and visited four schools. The trip went well but I just...
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RT Interview with Zoe Buckman. Zoe was the first Australian female to make a world champs 1500m final. She accomplished this in Moscow 2013 after winning her semi-final. Zoe already has the 1500m Rio qualifier, which she achieved at the Prefontaine Classic 2015. Zoe trains with the Melbourne Track Club...
For those who don't know, Nick Symmonds is an elite 800M Runner, World silver medalist, 6 x USA Champion and a 2 x Olympian. He is the man. What is the toughest workout you do on a regular basis? I’d say a tempo generally. I do one on a regular basis, almost every other...
In the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, Burundi's Venuste Niyongabo won gold. During his race, the country's civil war that would eventually claim between 200,000 and 300,000 mostly civilian lives and left more than half a million people displaced, stopped so that soldiers on both sides could follow on the radio....
Ella Nelson: The Best is Yet to Come By Grace Kalac for Runner's Tribe The start of the 2016 season for rising sprint star Ella Nelson could not have been more flawless. By April, twenty-two-year-old Nelson, coached by Sydney’s Michael Dooley, had surpassed the Olympic qualifying standard numerous times, and boasted...