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LEARNING FROM THE BEST

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 27 February 2007/Categories: News

Aspiring NSW athletes and coaches were given the opportunity to learn from the best on Sunday 18 February during a clinic with 2004 Olympic 200m champion Shawn Crawford and 2004 Olympic Long Jump Silver medalist John Moffitt.
 
The Americans were in Sydney for last fortnight's Telstra A-Series in Sydney, and volunteered some of their time to provide athletes and coaches with a glimpse of what it takes to be a world class athlete.
 
Athletes were taken through a series of warm up exercises, stretches and drills specific to sprints and long jump. The two champions made themselves available to the group of 37 enthusiasts who asked any number of questions and discussed numerous of topics including training, nutrition, recovery, travel and training programs, in a frank and relaxed atmosphere.
 
Athletics NSW Development Officer, Christine Gates, said she was pleased with the number of participants in attendance.

"The clinic was an opportunity not to be missed. It is rare that we in Australia get the opportunity to spend time with athletes of this calibre in such a relaxed and personal setting, so you have to take advantage of a chance like this when you can.”

Photo courtesy of Steven Lavell (Athletics Australia)
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