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Ryan Gregson is the fastest 1500m runner Australia has ever produced. His time of 3:31.06 at the Monaco leg of the 2010 Diamond League Series shattered the previous Australian record by just under a second. The old record stood for 19 years. This young man surpassed all this at only 20 years of age.

The 2010 Australian 1,500m Champion who hails from the beachside Australian town of Wollongong (an hour South of Sydney) suffered from a stress fracture a month prior to the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and unfortunately had to withdraw from the championships. A huge blow in what would have been the first championship where Gregson had a good chance of winning a medal. His run in Monaco was ranked 5th fastest in the world in 2010 so it was a frustrating case of what might have been.

Now Gregson has recovered and ready to show the world that this young Aussie kid is something special.

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5 RACE DAY SECRETS TO GIVE YO...

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I don't like cross training very much, but over the past 7 years I've had to do my fair share of it. After 5 stress fractures, 3 tendon injuries, and 5 calf tears, I've had the need to become adequate at cross training as a means to staying fit with my ...

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How to Boost Your Recovery Po...

1. Protein Protein repairs the muscles that you break down when training. I use ENDURA Optimizer as a protein shake and ENDURA Pro Body Bar as a recovery post training. I find that both of these products are quite tasty and are very easy to get down str...

5 Training Techniques Every R...

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5 Ways to Mix Up Your Trainin...

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3 Great Recovery Sessions...

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3 Great Hill Training Session...

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The Best Stretch Routine For ...

Stretching is very important for runners. It's not fun, but it's a simple bit of maintenance that can keep injuries at bay. Stretching will help to reduce stiffness that may lead to an eventual overuse injury. Stretching is best done when warm so includ...

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Breathing is very important while running because it provides oxygen to the lungs which is then transported around the body by our blood. The best way to breathe is by finding a way that works best for you. Some runners breathe in through the nose and ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Pack...

So You Can Eat More We all like to indulge in fine food whilst we're on holiday. A couple of weeks of eating and drinking plenty with no exercise can hurt the waist. Packing your running shoes means that you have no excuse to get in your 30 minute run e...

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