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Letter from the Editor July 2014

Letter from the Editor July 2014 The interview with Jon Hendershott of Track & Field News in last month’s issue of The Hurdle Magazine reminded me – as the title of that interview states directly – that every story matters. Mostly I’ve been trying to find people with “big” names to feature for each month’s...

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Breanna Peabody: Running is in Her Blood

Breanna Peabody: Running is in Her Blood Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, love as long as you live. - Breanna Peabody For every track athlete who earns an endorsement contract straight out of college and embarks on a professional career, there are hundreds...

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Teaching Lead Leg Mechanics to Beginners

Teaching Lead Leg Mechanics to Beginners In last month’s issue of The Hurdle Magazine I wrote an article about teaching trail leg mechanics to beginners, so it only seemed appropriate to write a similar article about lead leg mechanics. While it may seem backward to discuss trail leg first, the reason I did so is...

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Know Your Hurdler’s Background

Know Your Hurdler’s Background In all but a few exceptional cases, athletes who become hurdlers begin their athletic careers participating in other sports, and/or in other track and field events, prior to turning to the hurdles. In age group track, hurdling isn’t even offered as a competitive event until the age of eleven, whereas little...

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A Look Back at USA Championships

A Look Back at USA Championships The USA Championships at the end of June proved to be very exciting and full of intrigue. Despite the fact that  the overall level of performance was indicative of the fact that there was no international team to make – as there are no World Championships or Olympic Games...

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Go Where the Hurdle Take You, Part 2

Go Where the Hurdles Take You Part II: In My End is my Beginning “It seemed to him as if the river had something special to tell him, something he did not know yet, which was still awaiting him.” -From Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse Three months after my high school graduation, I entered Franklin &...

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Back to Back Starts Workout

Back to Back Starts Workout Championship meets that have multiple rounds of multiple events require a level of endurance that athletes don’t have to bring forth during the spring season when most meets are either small weekday meets or weekend invitationals that feature timed finals or have two rounds at the most. As a result,...

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July Instructional Video

The June video in the magazine featured McGill McGill discussing Dorsi-Flexion, or pointing the toes up while you run, and how it is important to sprint and hurdle mechanics. In this month's instructional video, McGill discusses the lead arm, along with lead arm punch technique. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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