Three Tips on how to be a better 400m hurdler, An Interview with Michael Stigler


Michael Stigler is proof that hard work and patience pays off. After finishing second in the NCAA championships in 2013 and 2014, the Jayhawk 400 meter hurdler took the title at 400 meter hurdles for the University of Kansas in 2015. Two weeks later, he finished 4th at the ultra competitive USA Outdoor Champs, which were the trials for the Beijing 2015 World Champs. In 2017, after a year of dealing with injuries, Michael Stigler made the US team for the London World Championships at the 400 meter hurdles.

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The 400 meter hurdles is an event made by sadists. Combine the 400 meters, which means you are running on pure guts from 300 meters on, and add ten hurdles. Michael Stigler loves the event, and he is quite good at it, with a PB of 48.26. Those sub 48 second times will come in 2018.

This past October, we interviewed Michael Stigler, then asked him for three tips on being a better hurdler and then, asked him what he loved about track & field. Watch this guy! He is an incredible talent and he is focused on challenging himself to be the best he can!

Watch Michael Stigler in 2018!

Here are his three tips on being a better hurdler!

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