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It was 60 Years Ago Today, Roger Bannister Taught the World to Play

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I never get tired of this story. Roger Bannister wanted to quit Athletics after the 1952 Helsinki Olympics where he came 4th in the 1500m.  He had trained for only two rounds using speed and intervals as his base, only to discover the event having three rounds. Instead of quitting, he focused … [Read more...]

Interview with Jessica Zelinka, Elite Heptathlete and SuperMom

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Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) around the world.  In the past, I wrote about Athletes-turned-Coach Irena Szewinska and Margot Wells as well as Athletes Wyomia Tyus and Chi Cheng. So to celebrate International Women’s Day, I interviewed Canada's Jessica Zelinka. She is a … [Read more...]

Dan Pfaff Podcast on SportsCoachRadio

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Dan Pfaff is currently the Education Director and Jumps Coach at the newly created World Athletics Center in Phoenix, Arizona. To read more about the World Athletics Center, click here for my Interview with John Godina. Previously, he was the Director of the Lee Valley High Performance Center in … [Read more...]

SHIN SPLINTS REDUX – Neutralize the Brakes

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This new series is guest blogged by Doug Logan. Doug Logan was the CEO for USATF from 2008 until September 2010.  He was also the CEO, President and Commissioner for Major League Soccer from 1995 to 1999.  To read more about his background and involvement in Track, Soccer, Rugby and the … [Read more...]

1996: How did Donovan Bailey Keep Cool after 3 False Starts?

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Before you read the rest of this article, or the full article on Stuart McMillan’s blog, take a full 15 minutes and watch the build up to the 1996 Olympic 10 meter finals in Atlanta.  (SPOILER ALERT: Donovan Bailey wins in a WR of 9.84) Let’s see if you can stay focused after all the false … [Read more...]