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BLAST FROM THE PAST – 2004 interview with Olympic GOLD medalist JOE JACOBI

During the build up to the 2004 Olympic I had my own athlete website and I just found all the old documents!!!  Including my theories on racing, training, interviews with athletes/coaches and I want to share them with you. In … Continue reading

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My #IceBucketChallenge with the help of some VERY willing athletes.

Just as we were about to shoot, Ciaren ran off to be sick.  We had just finished our session with some Peak Lactic Sprints. . .  He was fine a few minutes later and it all added to the fun … Continue reading

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You guys are all TOP GUN!!!!! Oceania Open and final Australian Team Selection Race – Coaching seniors & juniors athletes from the USA and Australia… Its been challenging as a coach too!

 Photo: Legend Ricki Powell Team USA – AKA ‘Goose’. As the sun sets and the Oceania Open closes, and yet another National Team selection race concludes I am emotionally exhausted.  As a coach I believe and feel for all athletes … Continue reading

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Australian Schools Championship – Core Stability in Sport – ‘Boys Vs Girls’ competition to pull a bus!!!

Over the last 2 days I have been coaching Canoe Slalom Athletes competing in the Australian Schools Championship at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  Schools from all over Australia brought their best athletes which delivered some excellent racing, possibly spurred on by New … Continue reading

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Its the way they won gold that is important…

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS now the World Team Champions and to Jess Fox the individual World Champion. When I reflect back on my training sessions with Jess Fox, Ali Borrows and Ros Lawrence all I remember is laughter… There was soo much … Continue reading

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How to follow a ‘steep’ development curve – athletes, coaches, trainers & fitness fanatics!

In my experience many athletes are unable to correctly identify & exploit their own strengths. They are very good at critiquing peers and often focus too much attention on their own perceived weakness.  A good training plan/ log shows individual … Continue reading

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A Formula for Developing Successful Results

In November 2012 I started a 5 month coaching contract for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the National Canoe Slalom Team, working with the senior, under 22 and junior teams. They are a great bunch of young athletes … Continue reading

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”Gold hopes for waterboys”, An interview I gave the BBC just before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

I cant believe it is nearly 13 years ago since I raced the Sydney 2000 Olympic games.  In a way it feels like yesterday, but also a lifetime ago. This is just one of the many interviews I gave that … Continue reading

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