Mens 4x100m Relay, USA vs France – Who’s to Blame?


Mens 4x100m Relay, USA vs France – Who’s to Blame?

http://speedendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/4x100m-last-exchange-2015WC.jpg Interesting words of exchange between two very highly respected coaches. It’s really sad to see this type of blame game, when at the end, ALL the athletes were prepared and everyone wanted to win, medal, or set a National Record.  Nobody like to lose, get DQ’ed or DNF due to faulty exchanges.  But life [...]

How can Wayde van Niekerk run a 400m World Record? (HINT: MJ Secret Workout)


How can Wayde van Niekerk run a 400m World Record?  (HINT: MJ Secret Workout)

http://speedendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Wayde-van-Niekerk-2015-WC-400m-splits.jpg Wayde van Niekerk ran 0.3 seconds off the 400m world record, set by Michael Johnson in 1999. Where can he improve?  How can he run his race differently to break the record? And more specifically, what workouts can he do to prepare for this feat? Here is a quick summary of both sprinter’s 100m [...]

5 Important Numbers & Stats from 2015 World Championships


5 Important Numbers & Stats from 2015 World Championships

http://speedendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015WC-100m-SF-Summary.png I posted a lot of messages on Twitter and Facebook during the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. If you haven’t connected with me on either channel, please do so, it’s a great way for me to microblog. Sometimes, small snippets do not make great articles.  And I get a lot more comments in Facebook [...]

England on Penalties


England on Penalties

http://speedendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/15th-iaaf-world-athletics-championships-beijing-2015-day-eight.jpg By Lee Ness. I know it’s a football reference, and I haven’t watched a football match for many years, but the GB relay team has the same air of inevitability about it that an England Penalty shoot-out had. You just knew. It didn’t matter what your hopes were. You just knew. As those who’ve [...]

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