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In a momentous decision set to redefine the landscape of track and field, the World Athletics Council has approved an innovative proposal poised to transform the summer athletics season from 2025 onwards.
SOS Locker Room Talk with Lee Troop Lee Troop was a no nonsense athlete, and he has now taken that approach as coach of the High Performance wing of Boulder Track Club. Troop believes in coaching the athlete first, while not investing too heavily in fleeting trends in training. Although he...
This week we take a look at some of our female athletes who are all at a critical stage in their individual careers. All four athletes that we focus on below are at different stages in their careers, but essentially are all looking for one thing - success on the international...
Going to college in the USA and transferring schools part 1 of 2 I made the decision to accept a scholarship to run and study at college in America at the beginning of year 12. I had been representing South Australia at nationals for cross country every year since I...
Someone recently had the temerity to suggest that this column lives too often in the past. We could respond that there’s a lot more history in the past than there is in the present. And who knows the future anyway? But fair comment we replied and since then have tried to avoid the past as much as possible.
    “There are lots of elements to running a successful marathon and I’ll bet insights into them are woven throughout all of the interviews in this book!”  – Lisa Ondieki from Australian Marathon Stars © 2021 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Lisa Ondieki certainly rates as Australia’s top female marathoner, her...
A column by Len Johnson Asked to name Kenya’s first Olympic medallist, most track and field fans would probably nominate Kip Keino. Good choice, too: Keino was one of Ron Clarke’s great rivals in the 1960s, the pair improving the world 5000 metres record five times (4-1 in Clarke’s favour)between...
Late last year Catriona Bisset wrote this gem of a piece for Australian Athlete Magazine. We'd like to share it with you now on Runner's Tribe.  Be Vulnerable, Run Faster | A column by Catriona Bisset “How did you improve so much?” I heard this question many times over the course of...
At 35-years-of-age, Lauren Reid is an impressive athlete. From 2:03 over 800m, to a 72 minute half marathon, her range is legit. Recently, Lauren won the NSW 10,000m champs; so we caught up with her for a quick yarn.
I have just arrived back from Iten, Kenya, after spending a solid five weeks training there in preparation for the track season here in Australia. Whilst I always enjoy heading down to Falls Creek over the December/January period, it was nice to have a change of scenery and run...
                   

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