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Letter from the Editor, June 2016

Letter  from the Editor,  June 2016
Letter from the Editor June 2016 Welcome readers, to the June 2016 issue of The Hurdle Magazine, which promises to be another good one. Got some more Keni Harrison in this issue, more teaching, and  some other thought-provoking stuff for you to contemplate. “12.24, and Beyond!” takes an inside look at Kendra Harrison’s American record...

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12.24, and Beyond!

12.24, and Beyond!
12.24, and Beyond! When it comes to Keni Harrison, the new American record holder in the 100 meter hurdles, everything she does impresses me, but nothing she does surprises me. Two months ago she shook up the world with the fastest-ever season opener in the event, running 12.36. That race indicated that big things were...

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The Masterful Technique of Jarrett Eaton

The Masterful Technique of Jarrett Eaton
The Masterful Technique of Jarrett Eaton As a coach, I’m always looking to give my athletes guidance by pointing to hurdlers they can look to as technical models. Most of the time, the hurdlers who are at the top are the ones to point to – hurdlers like Sally Pearson, Allen Johnson, Liu Xiang, Dawn...

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Olympic Trials Preview

Olympic Trials Preview
Olympic Trials Preview Every fourth year, the US National Championships takes on the added significance of serving as the Olympic Trials. The top three finishers in each event will go on to the Olympic Games, regardless of who has been having the best season up to that point. If you don’t do your thing at...

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Trust Your Speed

Trust Your Speed
Trust Your Speed Trust your speed. That’s a phrase I hear myself saying more and more often when working with young hurdlers. Trust your speed. A lot of hurdlers don’t trust their speed. Especially those who don’t hurdle often in practice, even if they’ve been competing in the hurdles for years. Hurdlers who don’t have...

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Eat Healthily, Run Faster

Eat Healthily, Run Faster
Eat Healthily, Run Faster Recently I was reading an article by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan about NBA players and their dietary habits. In the article, entitled “How Draymond Green and Kevin Love Wage War – On Their Weight,” MacMullan asserts that even though professional basketball players are assumed to be among the most physically fit people...

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Drill Progression Workout

Drill Progression Workout
Drill Progression Workout Sometimes, drills can serve as the basis for an entire workout. I often like to emphasize drills as the main course of the hurdler’s workout meal. It’s a way to combine all three elements essential to hurdling success: technique, rhythm, and speed/aggression. The drill progression workout is designed to gradually increase the...

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