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The name Jye Edwards has been circling around the Australian middle distance scene for years now. A talented junior, destined perhaps for greatest, but held back by those all to common injuries.  But now, under the close eye of one of Australia's most successful coaches in history, Dick Telford, Jye Edward's stock is on the rise. A no BS type of runner, modest, polite,  loaded with both endurance and speed; it's hard not to want this guy to succeed. We caught up with Jye and had a pretty cool chat.... RT: Jye, good to have you on RT. Congrats with your Albie Thomas Mile victory (Ed. Jye clocked 3:57.30).  You must be stoked with that? JE: Hey mate, it’s a pleasure to be here! Thanks a lot, I was very happy to be able to nab the win at the Albie Thomas Mile against such a quality field. It’s not often you get to toe the line with an NCAA champion and a 3-time Olympian in the same race, as well as several other top athletes. A great end to the year and hopefully a good springboard into more races in the New Year.
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe The IAAF has announced a partnership to create an official world rankings system as a qualification mechanism to drive the sport’s annual competition system. A short press release from IAAF HQ indicated a memorandum of understanding had been signed with Elite Ltd (the...
A key workout for coach Colm and various Kenyan’s, is called ‘Diagonals’.  Performed  once or sometimes twice per week, the session is a form of fartlek training, a mix between speed and endurance.  The session is not intended to be a ‘max effort’ but more of a strong fartlek, that helps build both speed and endurance without overly flattening an athlete. The session is often completed not as a hard workout but is often done on an ‘in-between’ day.  It’s a way to build fitness and speed, while still keeping athletes fresh for upcoming harder workouts.
Australia’s first medallist at the world championships in Budapest this year will also be our 40th world championships medallist.
By Ryan Gregson Post the 2020 European athletics season, the MTC athletes who were in Europe competing needed to get home after what was overall a successful campaign. This wasn’t as easy as it seemed though. We were trying to come home in October, however when we were looking at flights in September, news reports mentioned that there were 25,000 other Australians who were also trying to come home. This number, on top of the fact that there were limited flights going to Australia that had limited seats available due to each city having a passenger entry quota, it took us a couple of weeks to be able to get a flight home.
Runner’s Tribe – The Workout Series Joshua Tedesco, 26, Perth, Western Australia 2x HBF run for a reason winner 2015, 2016 WA State champion over 5000m 2017 800m 1:52.28 1500m 3:47.18 My training squad consists of a group of runners aged from young teenagers to masters’ athletes, we train in a...

The Flack Spirit

Matt Dawson - Runner's Tribe vault Every year hundreds of young Australian track and field athletes put their lives on hold to venture overseas in the winter months, mainly to America and Europe, in search of the best competition and personal best performances. This is not a remarkable occurrence. Indeed,...
Mike Allen Q&A with Runner's Tribe Mike Allen, PT, ATC is the UCHealth Director of Rehabilitation Services – South Metro Denver. You've been working with 52-year old Colorado ultra runner Paul Hoover preparing him for his assault on the Leadville 100 this year on August 19. The previous year Paul collapsed at mile...
A Column By Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe Nearly every training group has an athlete that is seemingly “on” for the sessions and workouts but then fail to live up to that form in races. Conversely, some runners race better than their training form would suggest they should. What is...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe And the people passing by, stare in wild wonder . . .* My 2017 night of staring in wild wonder was 8 August: the venue, London Olympic Stadium. The race is the men’s 800 metres final. Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is in the field. He is...
                   

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