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One of my favorite things to do is read fine pieces by key writers in our sport. Mike Rowbottom is an example of one of those writers that I follow. Mike is also a fine man to have a conversation with after a meeting. This is part one of his two part piece on the IAAF.org site on the 2016 Diamond League. Enjoy his review of the 2016 season!
This piece was posted courtesy of IAAF.org, used with permission.
Recovery is as important during the season, as it is at the end of the season. Watch some of the fine performances in early indoor season, and note that many have come from the endurance and strength from cross country.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017: Warm up, A fun fartlek, A minute easy, a minute hard, do that twenty times, and then, cooldown. Warm up and cooldown about ten to fifteen minutes.
RunBlogRun opines: FloTrack named it's first FloTrack Coach of the Year as Jerry Schumacher as their American Distance Coach of the Year, presented by T-Mobile. I have observed Jerry Schumacher from early in his Wisconsin coaching career to his move to Portland, to the fine development of his athletes over the past three Olympics and five World Championships. Jerry's athletes both respect Coach Schumacher and listen to his suggestions.
We would be remiss to note that Jerry Schumacher called out his athletes, staff and supporters on making his club and his coaching so effective. Coaching is both art and science, and Jerry Schumacher is a superb example of how a coach can and should influence their athletes. Nice job by FloTrack on developing this coaching award.
Bolt by L´Equipe
PARIS (FRA): Usain Bolt and gymnast Simone Biles are L'Equipe's Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Bolt won the award called Champion des Champions for fifth time, he was on top also in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015. In the men top ten one more representative of athletics was Wayde Van Niekerk as 7th. In the women top ten Elaine Thompson is 3rd, Almaz Ayana 5th and Anita Wlodarczyk 7th.
Bolt by Leichtathletik.de
DARMSTADT (GER): Usain Bolt is the top athlete of 2016 by German website leichtathletik.de. In the second place Wayde Van Niekerk and third Anita Wlodarczyk as top woman. More women are following, Elaine Thompson 4th and Almaz Ayana 5th. In the 6th place Mo Farah ahead of Kendra Harrison and Nafi Thiam. Last two places by Eliud Kipchoge and Ruth Jebet.
Updated December 27, 2016: Kenenisa Bekele won the 2016 Berlin Marathon. This interview was done the day before his masterful run in Berlin. Who is the fastest marathoner in the world right now? We will just have to see, in races in 2017.
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This interview is done with Kenenisa Bekele, WR holder at 5000 meters and 10,000 meters. In less than 24 hours, Kenenisa will have finished the BMW Berlin Marathon. This is his pre race Interview!