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Beating Ethiopia And Kenya The Salazar Way

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 30, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:11 AM UTC
Alberto Salazar is using a mixture of old-fashioned training and technology to achieve his goals.

 

Alberto Salazar is using a mixture of old-fashioned training and technology to achieve his goals.

He is using a combination of technology and old-fashioned training.

Mo Farah of the United Kingdom is on a roll. Last weekend he won the New York City Half Marathon, setting the new British half-marathon record along the way. He’s also enjoyed an incredible series of wins and records during the indoor season earlier this year. And with his recent move to the United States and selecting Alberto Salazar as his coach, questions are arising as to whether or not the recent pairing of Salazar and Farah will make a dent in East African dominance of long-distance events.

The Guardian notes that “the coach [Salazar] has stated time and again his aim is to the dismantle the middle and long distance hegemony of the East African elite and replace it with one of his own.”

But what tactics and techniques will Salazar use to complete this goal?

The New Yorker ran a profile on Salazar last year, noting that ”his training methods…are viewed in some quarters as the master plan of a genius and in others as ineffective and “whacky’.”

For More: The Guardian

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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