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Brendan Davies is the best-known ultra-runner in the southern hemisphere. His amazing story, as never told before in this depth, it is outlined in an 8-page feature interview in Australian Athlete bookazine. Order your copy now (printing early December) and receive a free pair of Steigen socks – the best...
The 2004 world cross country (WXC) in Brussels was certainly the highlight of my career. It was my 4th world cross country (my first time in the 8km race) and without a doubt, going into it, I was in my best shape of my career to date.
Before I delve into my theories on 800m training, I think it must be noted that I’m very new to coaching elite athletes. I only started coaching junior athletes in 2012, when Luke was still a schoolboy. And I only became an ‘elite’ senior coach when I took over Luke’s training again after the 2017 world championships. I am still learning my craft.  I am forever devouring any information I can get from other coaches I speak with, as well as books, online coaching articles and any training logs that I can find.
By Clio Ozanne-Jaques When I think about representing Australia at the World U20 Track and Field Championships, I always think about the very beginning of my athletic career and all the people who have helped me get to where I am today. I started this unconditional passion when I won...
STATE BY STATE DECATHLON - MALE By Matt Lynch The winner of the decathlon and heptathlon have long been heralded as “the world’s greatest athlete”, beginning when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, "You, sir, are the world's greatest athlete" after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. Australia has had...
It is part and parcel of an athlete's career that they are judged purely on their results, and quite often the journey behind the results is ignored. Rohan Browning has lived both the extreme highs and lows of this journey, since he began his athletics career in 2014.  Browning was discovered by his current (and only) coach, Andrew Murphy, whilst attending Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. The path towards becoming Australia's equal third fastest 100m sprinter of all-time has been filled with setbacks. However, despite this, Browning is without a doubt one of the top sprinters this country has produced. And he is just 21 years of age.
FROM GRADE 3 TEAR TO WORLD CHAMPION “Looking forward, surgery and recovery was now my new goal. A pivotal moment in this journey happened in a skype session with orthopaedic surgeon, Patrick Weinraunch. His opinion turned my world around” – Nash Lowis By Nash Lowis I remember when and where I...
I decided to go down the road less travelled by Australian junior runners, when I passed up the opportunity to go to college in the United States. This was not an easy decision, like all decisions that go against the grain, it poses a risk due to uncertainty. My dad was particularly concerned. As a junior boxing champion, who wasn’t allowed to compete internationally due to the apartheid sanctions in South Africa, my dad struggled to understand why I would turn down an opportunity he would’ve killed for. There were multiple reasons which influenced my decision, but the certifying reason for staying in Australia was that I knew it was my best chance of becoming a great runner, not just a good runner.
The decision has been made to publish Australian Athlete magazine once a year, in time for Christmas.
The below training diary was published in Australian Athlete Issue 1, June 2018. Below is that diary. For more like it visit Australian Athlete. By Stewart McSweyn Below is an outline of my week of training leading into the Commonwealth Games. It outlines my training during this tapering period, with comments...
                   

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