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Letter from the Editor, February 2016

Letter from the Editor, February 2016
Letter from the Editor, February 2016 Welcome readers to the February 2016 edition of The Hurdle Magazine. Let me start by wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s day, although this day is always a difficult one for me to celebrate. It was four years ago, on February 14, 2012, that my former athlete Cameron Akers passed...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching Hurdlers

The Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching Hurdlers
The Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching Hurdlers  Since starting up this website back in 2004, the one type of correspondence I have consistently received over the years is that of a hurdler complaining about his or her coach. Whether the coach is not knowledgeable about the hurdles, coaches hurdlers the same as the sprinters, doesn’t...

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The Five Phases of Injury Recovery

The Five Phases of Injury Recovery
The Five Phases of Injury Recovery Coming back from debilitating injury can be one of the most emotionally difficult things that an athlete will ever have to do. To suffer a major injury means losing one’s identity, one’s daily routine, and a major source of one’s sense of self-worth. Last year, a professional 400m hurdler...

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Four-Step Development Workout

Four-Step Development Workout
Four-Step Development Workout To go along with the article in this month’s issue on four-stepping for the hurdler who is not yet ready to three-step, this workout is designed to help the four-stepper trust both legs and maintain a quick cadence and smooth rhythm between the hurdles. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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In Defense of Four-Stepping

In Defense of Four-Stepping
In Defense of Four-Stepping While the dilemma for many elite hurdlers may be deciding between taking 8 or 7 steps to the first hurdle, the big dilemma for many hurdlers at the high school and youth level, and even among some non-scholarship collegians, the dilemma lies in whether to take three steps or four steps...

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In Defense of 8 Steps to the First Hurdle

In Defense of 8 Steps to the First Hurdle
In Defense of 8 Steps to the First Hurdle Anyone who knows me knows that I’m all for making changes and experimenting in the name of discovering new ways to run faster. Around 2008, when Cuba’s Dayron Robles won an Olympic gold medal and broke the 110m high hurdle record taking seven steps to the...

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How Fast Can Keni Run?

How Fast Can Keni Run?
How Fast Can Keni Run? Those of you who have kept up with the magazine and the website over the years know that I coached Keni Harrison, current world leader in the women’s 60 meter hurdles, for her last two years of high school. Her sophomore year, she was more of a soccer player who...

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