Marketing and sponsorship

The sub-2 hour marathon in 2017? Thoughts on concept

2016-12-13: Nike's announcement that they're backing three top marathoners to break the 2 hour marathon barrier in Spring 2017, is the latest installment in the sub-2…

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Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures

2016-12-08: I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and…

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On shit-deflecting umbrellas, high performance sport and Sunette Viljoen

2016-08-29: South Africa's silver-medal winning Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen has been in the SA news recently, for her criticisms of SASCOC, SA's Olympic Committee. The…

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Syed’s response, and a final wrap on the whistleblower/faith debate

2016-08-01: In response to my recent critique of Matthew Syed's article on whistleblowers and secrecy, he sent me an email and requested it be published here…

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Transformation in SA sport: Dear Minister…

2016-04-26: Transformation is a cyclical, recurring problem in South African sport. Yesterday, the SA Minister of Sport announced a ban on certain sports from hosting…

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Banning the tackle in rugby: A lesson in A vs Z

2016-03-03: A group of 70 academics and doctors proposed this week that tackling should be banned for children playing rugby. Would this work? Is…

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Renee Anne Shirley: The two sides of Richard Pound

2016-02-09: A guest opinion piece by anti-doping advocate Renee Anne Shirley, describing the two sides of Dick Pound, who led the recent investigation into the IAAF's…

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The Talent Series: Strategy, tactics and then science

2015-12-07: Talent ID and Development - the science, strategy and tactics (not in that order) of developing future champions. This is the first in a…

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The Science of Sport: Now taking your research, and sending it to the “user”

2015-04-13: The average scientific paper in a journal is read by 10 people. That's not good enough - sports science must be more accessible. Therefore,…

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