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The late Sir Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 performance in 1954 changed everything!

By breaking the vaunted Sub 4 Minute Mile barrier, Sir Roger was able to, as Sebastian Coe put it, "Make the impossible possible!"

Now, 68 years later, there are close to 5,000 men who've followed Sir Roger's inspiration through that threshold, showing that breaking 4 minutes is still a challenging standard to acquire.


Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:48

Clayton Murphy's Roller Coaster Year, Part One

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RunBlogRun opines: This is part one of a two piece series on Clayton Murphy, the 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist at the 800 meters. In 2017, Clayton Murphy took on some new challenges, and it did not work out according to his plan. The evolution of a middle distance runner has its ups and downs. For Clayton Murphy, 2017 was, well, as David Hunter just described it, a roller coast year. This is David Hunter's coverage of a surprising year of 2017 for Clayton Murphy.


Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:06

My greatest challenge – Karsten Warholm

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World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm was last weekend named the male IAAF Rising Star of 2017. The 21-year-old from Norway says that his switch from decathlon to his current event has been one of the most demanding obstacles in his career so far.



“Life,” says Anna Botha, “isn’t about the years you’re living; it’s about what you contributed in those years to your fellow human beings.”

At the age of 75, and with almost 50 years’ coaching experience, the Namibian native has an almost unparalleled insight into success in athletics – and indeed life. Ahead of Friday night’s IAAF Athletics Awards in Monaco, where Botha received the 2017 award for Coaching Achievement, she explained her unique and highly effective approach to coaching.



EXPLOSIVENESS helped Usain Bolt to eight Olympic gold medals.

Now he has drawn on his power to help Australian cricketers utilise the asset between the wickets.


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