Below is an excerpt from the up and coming Australian Athlete Magazine, due to be released December, 2019. A jam-packed magazine, the ideal Christmas present or summer reading material. To secure your mag order now HERE

True Dedication: Why Some Athletes Make it and Others Don’t

 A look at True Dedication vs Talent and Laziness

Matt Beckenham with Lauren Boden

By Matt Beckenham

Matt Beckenham is the coach of Melissa Breen, Lauren Boden, Sarah Walsh, Tom Agnew, Jordan Shelley and a bunch of other past and present elite athletes. Visit his website at

Matt Beckenham at the Sydney Olympics


‘Athletics is bloody tough.’ This is the first thing any aspiring athlete should be told and made clear.

The second most important advice we should give development athletes is ‘are you ready to strive to fail?’

Let me explain………………….


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