Words of Wisdom-Kim Collins, by SPIKES, powered by IAAF


Kim Collins ()


Sprinter Kim Collins boasts an incredible near 20-year international career. The Caribbean speedster gives us the words of wisdom he learned during his long and storied time at the top.

1. Training hard does not work

“Too many athletes train far too hard daily. The problem with this is that the body does not have any or enough time to recover. It is very rare that I train at 90-95 per cent in training. Very rare.

Training effectively has been the key to my longevity in the sport. My body is not burnt out.

Kim Collins ()

During this year’s indoor season, Collins brought his 60m PB down to 6.47 – the world leading time for 2015

To read the entire interview: http://spikes.iaaf.org/post/kim-collins-words-of-wisdom

(Editor’s note: Kim Collins is one of our most popular and fun athletes. Kim won the 2003 World Championships at 100 meters. In 2011, he nearly stole the 100 meters again, with his bronze medal run in Daegu. This past winter, Kim was fastest in world over 60 meters! A sprinter with a great start, who runs old school, but listens to music new school, Kim Collins is one of the reasons why our sport is just so much fun to watch and enjoy! )


  • Larry Eder

    Larry Eder has had a 51-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."

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