High performance management

The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

2014-12-16: A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons,…

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A stragetic and tactical talent management perspective: The viable athlete

2014-12-01: The identification and management of talent is primarily a strategic and tactical function. Too often it is approached as operational, the what and how…

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High performance: Complex simplicity

2014-11-27: At the recent BASES conference in the UK, Team GB's track cycling team presented their high performance philosophy. It boils down to "complex simplicity", and…

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What (not) to say when doping accusations come knocking

2014-10-22: What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much…

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Commonwealth calibration

2014-07-29: What is the global standing of the Commonwealth Games? How do nations and sports compare, within an Olympic-focused strategy? A look at how…

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Melting in Melbourne: Thoughts on the heat

2014-01-16: Heat-induced collapses, retirements and capitulations finally forced Australian Open organizers to suspend play on Day 4 due to extreme heat. Amidst allegations of inhumane…

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What is talent? Your definitions and thoughts from David Epstein

2013-11-18: What is talent? I asked, you answered, and here are the Top 5 definitions, as judged by writer David Epstein, along with his thoughts…

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What is talent? Be heard on The Science of Sport, and win a dinner with David Epstein and me

2013-11-13: Your chance to win a dinner with best-selling author David Epstein and Ross, and also to be heard on The Science of Sport. All…

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Bricks, mortar and high performance inefficiency

2013-11-12: South Africa has numerous world-class high performance centers and institutions. Visiting elite Kenyans ask why, with such privilege, we fail to produce more Olympic…

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