Original article By Alex Hutchinson, New Yorker Magazine, December 12, 2014 Roger Bannister at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Oxford, in 1954. Photograph by Norman Potter When, on a blustery day in Oxford in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile, measuring out the full capacity of his lungs and legs…

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Conversation with Prof Tim Noakes MD Prof Tim Noakes, is well known in the world of sports science and considered an expert in this subject. Originally born in Harare, Zimbabwe, he grew up in South Africa, studying Medicine and Exercise Science.  He is the author of several books on exercise and nutrition, including the Lore…

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Researchers are showing everyday athletes how to train their brains to perform like the pros Original article by Alex Hutchison, Outside magazine, Dec 30, 2013 It goes without saying that Olympic athletes need to be strong, fit, and tough. But none of that matters if they aren’t capable of adapting quickly to unexpected circum-stances. Take…

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As all around the world, lives are turned upside down by Corona Virus, and as families around the world are hunkering down to stand-firm in the face of the second wave, I was reminded of the mindset, and approach of Admiral Stockdale. Brilliantly codified and shared by Jim Collins in his best seller, From Good…

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Anne-Marie Howald is well know in the rowing world, having represented Switzerland at the 1987 & 88 World Championships as a lightweight, and now as the Head Coach of the U23 and Junior Squad. In 2018, Anne-Marie was awarded the “Swiss Olympic Coach Award” for the impressive achievements of the junior national team at the…

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