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Letter from the Editor, August 2014

Letter from the Editor, August 2014 Welcome, readers, to the 12th issue of The Hurdle Magazine. As most of us have concluded our competitive season and taking a short break before cranking it up again in preparation for the 2015 indoor and outdoor seasons, the lead article in this issue is “Off Season Training,” in...

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Off Season Training

Off Season Training When I was in high school in the 1980’s, the three-sport athletes were generally considered the best athletes in the school. Those who played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring were the real studs. Athletes who only played one sport were considered lazy, or were...

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Niklas Rippon: Finding His Religion

Niklas Rippon: Finding His Religion  “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Dr. Wayne Dyer Sometimes running the hurdles is not just about running the hurdles. When you head out to the track shortly after hearing of the death of a close friend, trusting that getting over some...

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Go Where the Hurdles Take You, Part 3

Go Where the Hurdles Take You Part III: Something of the Eternal “…[H]e was taught by the river. Incessantly, he learned from it. Most of all, he learned from it to listen, to pay close attention with a quiet heart, with a waiting, opened soul, without passion, without a wish, without judgement, without an opinion.”...

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Seven Steps to Hurdle Heaven

Seven Steps to Hurdle Heaven Introduction Recently I was listening to a song Miles Davis recorded back in 1963 called “Seven Steps to Heaven.” Of course, with my hurdle-centered mind, when I hear a title that triggers something in my imagination, I put a hurdle-related spin on it. So in this case I’m not referring,...

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An Odd Approach to Healthy Living: Veganism & Athletics, is it Possible or Irrational?

An Odd Approach to Healthy Living: Veganism & Athletics, is it Possible or Irrational? By Keare Smith What if someone told you that a well-known world class Olympic track and field athlete competed while on a plant-based diet? Would you believe it? More than likely you’d wonder what kind of “world class” athlete in his...

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200 Doubles Workout

200 Doubles Workout Set-up: Put the last five hurdles of the 400m hurdle race on the last curve and homestretch. Hurdles should be in an outer lane to avoid space issues with sprinters, distance runners, etc. If your track does not have 400m hurdle markings, then use the 300h markings, hurdles 4-8. Purpose: To work...

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August Instructional Video

The July video in the magazine featured McGill discussing the lead arm, along with lead arm punch technique. In this month's instructional video, McGill discusses shoulder lean and its impact on a hurdler's technique. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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