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A Column By Jaryd Clifford

Written by Jaryd Clifford - (c) Runner's Tribe Everyone knows David Rudisha, but only some people know James Turner. This is a loss for the Australian running community. Let me tell you why. At the 2016 Paralympic Games, twenty-year-old James Turner dominated the T36 800m, a race for athletes with cerebral...
The Leonora Golden Gift is famous for attracting the best of the best. Every year the small mining town plays host to the most talented runners in the country as they fight for the coveted road mile title and a piece of the $50,000 prize purse. This year is...
Written by Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe On 11 August 2012, Jared Tallent should have won an Olympic gold medal, breaking the Olympic record in the process. Instead, Russian Sergey Kirdyapkin committed a remorseless act of thievery. Fraudulently, and unsmilingly, he stole a priceless moment. It was he who crossed...
Philo Saunders set to challenge Bernard Lagat’s World Record – “I’ve never thought about how old I am. Just how well I’m running.” Written by Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe It is a cold morning in Flagstaff. A group of runners emerge onto a quiet mountain road in the surrounding forest. The...
As Michael Roeger’s body ground to a halt along the Embankment in London earlier this year, the crowd hushed, their breaths held in unison as they bore witness to the dramatic cruelty of the marathon. Mercilessly, it seemed, the historic distance was only moments away from claiming yet another...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe Standing on the submerged start line in the middle of Oakbank Racecourse, shivering and shin deep in mud, I was utterly bewildered at my predicament. I was thirteen, a diminutive figure preparing to run in the National Cross Country. It was something I...
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....
By Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe To be a champion miler is to conquer the quintessential distance. Demanding explosive speed, gritty endurance, and a clever mind, it truly tests all facets of a runner. With glory and heartbreak separated by the most agonising of margins, those that take part brave...
RT EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Gusman Why Malta? Written by Jaryd Clifford (c) Runner's Tribe The rumours are true: Australian 5000m champion Jordan Gusman is no longer eligible to represent Australia. A few days ago, he received notice of his successful transfer to Malta, relinquishing his automatic qualifying spot on the Australian team...
Written by Jaryd Clifford - Runner's Tribe Six seconds in the marathon is nothing, but for Liam Adams, it was everything. For a fleeting moment after crossing the finish line of the Gold Coast Marathon, frustration erupted. “Fuck. That was weak as piss. You stuffed that up,” he yelled. Stumbling...
                   

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