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Letter from the Editor, September 2015

Letter from the Editor, September 2015 Hello readers, it’s hard to believe that it’s been two years this month since the inaugural issue of The Hurdle Magazine. But here we are two years later, still going strong. To those of you who have been with us from the beginning, thank you! For those who have...

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The Shubenkov factor

The Shubenkov Factor Whenever a new hurdler emerges upon the world stage and makes an undeniably meaningful impact, that hurdler’s ascension must be noted, and we must all ask, what is he doing that enables him to run so fast. In the men’s 110 meter high hurdles, it seems like there is someone new emerging...

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Be One with the Hurdle

Be One with the Hurdle “The thought of a distracted man cannot be sincere. Man’s mind and his behavior are one, his inner thought and outer expression cannot contradict each other.” –Bruce Lee The title of this article comes from a quote from hurdling legend Renaldo Nehemiah. He said it in an interview that I...

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Aries Merritt, a Warrior for the Ages

Aries Merritt, a Warrior for the Ages Aries Merritt competes at the 2015 World Champs with a severely damaged kidney. While I was planning to write an article lamenting the lack of gold medals in the hurdles at the World Championships this past August, I think I’ll wait until next month before I do that....

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Dealing with the Wind

Dealing with the Wind One of the most aggravating things for a hurdler can be dealing with the various winds that blow, affecting rhythm, speed, and times from race to race. Depending on one’s ability level and flat speed, some hurdlers have more trouble with certain types of winds than with others. In this article,...

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Benefits of Backward Sprinting

Benefits of Backward Sprinting One thing I admittedly don’t do enough of as a coach is have  my athletes sprint backwards. Backward sprinting is a very effective way to add some variety to workouts and to add an element of strength training to running workouts. ...Want to read the rest? Subscribe Now!

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Leg Strength Workout

Leg Strength Workout In the fall season I like to do a variety of leg-strength workouts that serve to break the monotony of running all the time, and that also serve to strengthen the muscles that hurdlers rely on for speed and explosive power. This month’s workout is one of the leg strength workouts that...

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