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Letter from the Editor #4

Letter from the Editor Welcome, readers, to the fourth issue of The Hurdle Magazine. Without a doubt, the feature of the December 2013 issue is the profile on former American record holder in the 110 hurdles, Dominique Arnold. I had a very enjoyable interview/conversation with Arnold that lasted over an hour, and found him to...

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Dominique Arnold: Applying Knowledge

Dominique Arnold: Applying Knowledge In 1993, Colin Jackson of Great Britain broke American Roger Kingdom’s 4-year-old world record in the men’s 110 meter high hurdles. Jackson’s 12.91 bettered Kingdom’s record by one hundredth of a second. Jackson’s record lasted thirteen years, when, on July 11, 2006, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Dominique Arnold of the United States...

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The Value of Training Partners

The Value of Training Partners While we can all agree that the person most vital to an athlete's success is his or her coach, the value of having good training partners cannot be underestimated either. Especially in the hurdling events, which require so much mental activity and can be so frustrating at times. In a...

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The Last-Step Stomp

The Last-Step Stomp With hurdlers, whether you’re talking about world-class athletes who’ve been competing for years or you’re talking about a beginner on day one, it’s vitally important to run on the balls of the feet, with the ankles dorsi-flexed. A common problem among many hurdlers – and it’s not just limited to beginners –...

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Should All Hurdlers Run Both Hurdle Events?

Should All Hurdlers Run Both Hurdle Events? It has been my observation over the years that most hurdlers will run both hurdling events (100/110m and 300/400m) early on in their careers, and then increasingly specialize in one or the other as they grow older and the competition becomes more intense. Some hurdlers will specialize sooner,...

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Increase the Spacing

Increase the Spacing In last month’s issue of The Hurdle Magazine, we discussed the issue of whether or not the hurdles should be raised in the women’s 100 meter hurdle race. In that article, we also touched on the idea of increasing the spacing in the men's 110 meter hurdle race. For this article, I...

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Lower then Raise the Hurdles Workout

Lower then Raise the Hurdles Workout This is a workout designed to help beginning hurdlers to get over the fear of the height of the obstacles. It can also help experienced hurdlers to focus on being fast and aggressive between the hurdles and to get race-sharp. For beginning hurdlers it should be done from a...

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December Instructional Video

The November issue of the magazine featured a video on Lead Arm Mechanics. McGill talked about prominent styles and technique in the lead arm in the professionals of both today and the past, as well as the 1-2-3 approach to the lead arm, similar to the 1-2-3 approach of the lead leg.   In this...

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