Mike Agostini: The Forgotten World’s Fastest Man [PODCAST]

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On August 7, 1954 during the Empire Games (now called the Commonwealth Games) in Vancouver, B.C., Roger Bannister of England and John Landy and Australia met for the first time at the newly constructed Empire Stadium (which was later demolished in 1993) But the forgotten part of this Commonwealth … [Read more...]

14 Tapering Strategies to Bring Speed Athletes to Peak Cycle

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This article is guest blogged by Ryan Banta, an assistant coach at the Ladue/St. Louis Lightning Track; Feld club. He previously wrote Sprint Drills and Cues and Acceleration and Maximum Velocity To view all his articles on this Blog click here . It's my birthday, and I thought this … [Read more...]

Interview with Lyle McDonald [Podcast with Derek Hansen]

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Lyle McDonald is my go-to guy when it comes to asking advice on nutrition, supplements, and performance. He is also the author of the Protein Book along with 6 other books. I’ve had several Q&A’s with him on this Blog, namely: Vegetarian Nutrition and Sports Performance How much … [Read more...]

48 Best Interviews for Speed, Strength Training, Recovery & Inspiration

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If I can make one quote about this blog, it would be from Issac Newton. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants There is no way I would have the knowledge (and share the knowledge to you) if it weren’t for my previous coaches, as well asking questions to the smartest … [Read more...]

Interview with Inigo Mujika, an Expert on the Science of Tapering & Peaking

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Next week Iñigo Mujika will be speaking at the Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group and is one of the top sport physiologists internationally. His work on tapering and detraining is widely respected among his peers and coaches. This is part 16 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season … [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Kokavec, on Designing Shoes & Spikes

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This is part 15 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three.  To review the past 45 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers … [Read more...]

Interview with Peter Fortune – Coach of Cathy Freeman [PODCAST]

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Thanks to Mike Hurst who made this podcast available. Peter Fortune became Cathy Freeman’s coach shortly after she was a member of the 1990 4x100m Relay team for Australia. The rest is history for her 400m accomplishments … 2 World Championships Gold medals (97 Athens, 99 Seville), an Olympic … [Read more...]

Interview with Carl Valle, USATF Level 2 Sprints & Hurdles Coach

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This is part 14 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three.  To review the past 43 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers … [Read more...]

Interview with Brian Theriot – UCLA Sprinter turned Pro 800/Mile

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This is part 13 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 41 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]

David Oliver Training with Joel Brown and Mike Hurst [PODCAST]

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The last time I saw David Oliver train was in Florida April 2012 when I was shadowing legendary coach Brooks Johnson.  You can watch that video here. I’ve seen David enough times at Diamond League meets, but when I did see him train, he was doing 300m sprints. What the heck is a 110m hurdler … [Read more...]

Interview with James Smith, “The Thinker”

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This is part 12 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 41 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]

LaShawn Merritt Training with Mike Hurst [PODCAST]

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Last year (Jan 2012), just before LaShawn Merritt changed coaches from Dwayne Miller to Loren Seagrave, I had the chance to interview him on Skype. You can watch that video here. Fast forward to March 2014, and LaShawn Merritt is in Australia for the Sydney Track Classic meet. He clocked 20.42 … [Read more...]

Dennis Mitchell PART 2 on SportsCoachRadio

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Click here for Part 1 of the podcast. You may remember my interview with Dennis Mitchell, the head coach with Star Athletics at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. That was back in April 2012. Prior to coaching, he has won numerous medals at the Olympics and World Championships … [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...]

Dennis Mitchell Podcast on SportsCoachRadio

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You may remember my interview with Dennis Mitchell, the head coach with Star Athletics at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. That was back in April 2012. Prior to coaching, he has won numerous medals at the Olympics and World Championships in both 100 meters and the 4×100 meter … [Read more...]

Interview with Jay DeMayo – U of Richmond’s S&C Coach

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This is part 10 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 38 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]

So You Want to Be a Decathlete? w/ Eric Broadbent

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This is part 9 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 38 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from Peter … [Read more...]