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© 2020 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “A lot of people thought I was crazy with the training that I undertook, and maybe I was.”  - Derek Clayton   In 2017 Runner’s Tribe published a book referred to as ‘The Bible of Australian Marathon Running’. This 347-page paperback publication interviews Australia’s...
My whole athletic career I have always been interested in how other athletes prepare themselves for a big session or race. This is definitely an aspect to training a lot of people don’t focus on much, however, growing up and moving through the different phases of my running career,...
Sixty years ago, on 6 September, 1960, Herb Elliott won a gold medal in the 1500 metres at the Rome Olympic Games in a world record three minutes 35.6 seconds. Sounds a little mundane when you write it like that, doesn’t it. There was nothing even remotely mundane about Elliott’s...
NIKE FOOTWEAR I have been wearing Nike footwear for 14 years, and for me they have the perfect range of shoes for all types of running. I have always worn the Pegasus, but what I am super impressed by is the new Pegasus 37. There is more to them, they’re...
First, let’s have the good news. And, yes, even in these bad times there is still some good news. Five Australian athletes – world champion javelinist Kelsey-Lee Barber, walkers Dane Bird-Smith and Jemima Montag, and runners Jessica Hull and Stewart McSweyn – have been nominated to the team for next...
Being an athlete of this sport for so many years, I grew up drawing my inspiration from results I would read about in the news. I can’t say I always thought I would be an Olympic or World Champs representative but I can say I dreamt of following in...
There is a lot that goes into being a top athlete in your chosen sport. Aside from the obvious ones like talent, persistence, a supportive training environment, and a knowledgeable coach, I have learnt over the years that there are some key factors that I can attribute my success...
Twenty years ago, I ran the Host City Marathon, the selection ‘trial’ race over the Sydney Olympic course. It was a decision which sits near the top of my ‘why on earth did I do that?’ list. In fact, it was added before the marathon even finished, just past the...
When the Olympics were postponed at the end of March, my wife Genevieve and I packed our bags and headed North to spend some quality time with both of our families. First, we headed to the NSW beachside town of Forster to see my family, spending 7 weeks there...
Round about the time the coronavirus pandemic went truly global, and was seen to be ‘a thing’ which might adversely impact the Tokyo Olympic Games, a Japanese government minister lamented that the Games were afflicted with a 40-year-curse. “It’s a problem that’s happened every 40 years – it’s the cursed...