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Lasse Viren, the fabulous Finn who won consecutive Olympic track 5000/10,000 doubles  – once suggested that elastic tapes must be used to measure the last three or four miles of the marathon.
This article marks the beginning of a new series for the mature aged distance runner. My previous two series about training principles and practical philosophy have discussed many topics that relate to the competitive among us. While I have covered a range of information within these series, there have been some gaps in the examination of biological and other factors that are critical to high performance.
Not a single member of the Athletics Australia selection panel, however, will be breathing a sigh of relief. There is still plenty of work to be done, particularly in the middle-distance events were there are way more contenders for places in Paris than there are places in Paris.
This episode of Inside Running Podcast is sponsored by Mizuno.  It’s time to make your run feel swift with the Mizuno Neo Vista, providing effortless smoothness and blissful softness. Stay tuned via mizunoaustralia on Instagram and mizuno.com.au for the mid-June launch date.
Who kept Lisa Weightman out of the Olympic marathon team?
There is the crisis over the women's marathon, where four-time Olympian Lisa Weightman had raised the possibility of a legal challenge to her non-selection and several hgh profile figures in the sport have weighed in with opinions, mostly critical of the selection committee. It has led to deep division within Australia's usually tight-knit athletics community. Similarly, Liam Adams, a late inclusion to the men's marathon team, has had has expressed his frustration with the system, which almost saw him left off the team.
Stockholm, Sweden; 2 June 2024 - A blockbuster weekend of Diamond League action has been capped off with two podium performances by Australians in Stockholm, as discus giant Matthew Denny and middle-distance star Georgia Griffith continued their strong international campaigns.
When it comes to distance running, Oslo’s Bislett Stadium seems to be the gift that keeps on giving for Australians, Georgia Griffith the latest beneficiary with a national record in the 3000 metres on Thursday (30 May).
With the Olympics just a couple of months away, it's timely that we take a look back at some of the all time classic distance running contests that we have seen over the history of the Modern Olympics.
When Rose Davies shaved just over two seconds off Jess Hull’s Australian record for 5000 metres in running 14:41.65 in Tokyo last weekend (19 May), I was more surprised than I should have been.
                   

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