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Runner's Tribe When Adidas released their Boost midsole technology in 2013, it changed running shoe technology forever. From that point, other brands were playing catch up. The problem with Adidas’s boost technology, is that it isn’t proprietary, they simply used Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).  Since then, numerous other brands have used...
If you’ve been paying the slightest attention to this column over the years, you have probably worked out that I’m a big fan of the annual Track & Field News rankings. There’s lots of rankings lists going round now – imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, and all that...
"The Leonora golden gift weekend is an amazing opportunity to show case the beauty of a small town in the Western Australian Outback. For the elites and developing athletes, it gives us a unique chance to share our love for our sport, the outdoors and striving to reach our...
James Hansen, the sixty-ninth Australian to run a mile in under four-minutes, waited in the wings. He covered every move, stalking the leaders with flawless precision. It is easy to spot him amidst the fray, built for the brawl, his arms swinging like a barrage of punches. Hansen, now aged twenty-five, has run in six Australian 1500m finals, never medalling. This race, the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials, would be the most agonising. For a fleeting moment, with only fifty metres left to run, he hit the front. Besieged by the nation’s best milers, he dared to dream of winning. It was not to be. In the final strides, it all unravelled, swamped on the line in an unforgivable falter. For the second time in his career, he would finish fourth, only five one-hundredths-of-a-second shy of the medal he so desperately wanted to win.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Read Mark Tucker's latest gem on RT's members section here: https://www.runnerstribe.com/members-only-features/turning-40-written-by-australian-50km-record-holder-mark-tucker/ https://www.runnerstribe.com/members-only-features/turning-40-written-by-australian-50km-record-holder-mark-tucker/
From Runner’s Tribe ADDICT comes the 7th instalment of the ‘Destination Doha’ interview series hosted by highly knowledgable/top distance runner, Mitch Brown. This episode features Australian 800m record holder Catriona Bisset. On Sunday, 21 July, this year at the Muller Games Diamond League in London’s Olympic stadium (and West Ham United’s...
Runner’s Tribe reporter Dave Ross caught up with American 1500m record holder Shelby Houlihan on site - INEOS 1:59. https://www.runnerstribe.com/features/watch-reigning-olympic-1500m-champion-matt-centrowitz-interview-from-ineos-159/ https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/eliud-kipchoge-livestream-video-replay-of-sub-two-hour-marathon-barrier-being-destroyed-in-159-challenge/
One of the endearingly frustrating things about athletics is its tendency for misplaced anxieties. One person’s imminent disaster is another’s ho-hum moment, I know, but we all too easily get into a tizz about things that aren’t as bad as we think whilst overlooking crises about to envelop us. Witness, say,...
Runner's Tribe caught up with one of the world's leading ultra runners, Jeff Browning. Below is some seriously epic training snippets and advice from the winner of 30 ultra races.
The second fastest marathon runner in history is the total package. Machine on the track, machine on the roads. Amazing kick, and a major championship performer.We took a look at a bunch of sessions that Bekele completes on a regular basis in the lead-up to a major marathon.