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PACE IT NOT RACE IT! // BY MELISSA VANDEWATER

There are races where we conquer and others where we learn.  In 2011, I distinctly remember going out very hard at the Sydney Half Marathon.  One massive error pre race was throwing my finish line bag on the truck, with gels still in it! The second error was my pace.  When the gun went, I took off as if I would win.  I could see the lead group of females and I was sitting just…

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WHY DO I REALLY RUN? // CHRIS WHITE FROM GO RUN AUSTRALIA – 17 MARATHONS IN 2017

I have always said to people that I am a completely different person when I don’t exercise. My wife and other family members will definitely back that statement up!  I am one of these people who get bored easily and have a lot of nervous energy, so for me running is my outlet and main form of relaxation and de-stressing. I guess it is my equivalent to meditation or yoga. It would be easy to…

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NATHAN JOHNSTON – BLIND TRIATHLETE / UNSTOPPABLY STUBBORN / LIVES AND RUNS TO INSPIRE

Nathan Johnston has just turned 30 and is just about to compete in the world Ironman Champs in Hawaii. When he turned 7 years old he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and told that he would go blind probably gradually. Unfortunately the specialists were wrong and he was legally blind by the time he was fifteen. Living in a small town he took part in all sorts of sports including surfing, swimming and bike riding…

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SINEAD DIVER – CHAMPION MARATHONER / MOTHER OF TWO / OFF TO CHINA FOR WORLD MARATHON CHAMPS!!

Sinead Diver is believe it or not an accidental runner, she only started 4 years ago – discovered she had talent – and has now been selected to represent Australia in this year’s athletics world championships in China. She was ranked third fastest female marathon runner in Australia last year; she won the national half marathon championships in 2012 and came second in the 2012 and 2014 national cross country races. She recorded a time of 2…

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DAVID LIPMAN – PODIATRIST / TRAIL-BLAZER / BULLET-PROOF

David Lipman is not only a runner but a Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist and Medical Student! When people ask him why he runs, his response is ‘why don’t you!?’ He loves hitting the trails, especially single-track fueled on bullet-proof coffee. He just completed the Gold Coast Marathon in remembrance of a good friend. He loves a good lightweight shoe, his favourites being the Wave Sayonara 2, Wave Hitogami and Wave Hayate. Follow his adventures on Instagram at @dlipman5!

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CALEB MCINNES – PODIATRIST / TRI/DUATHLETE / TRAILBLAZER

Caleb is a podiatrist at his business Freedom Sports Medicine in Mt Evelyn, VIC. He never finds it hard to get motivated because he loves how running makes him feel and how it clears his head. Caleb has a strong sporting background including representing Australia in Triathlon & Duathlon and has also previously represented Victoria in cross-country running. His favourite running memory is winning the Rotorua NZ, 10km Trail Run in a course record… he said it was beautiful…

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KATE BEVILAQUA – COACH / TRIATHLETE / SUNRISE SEEKER

Kate and her partner Guy Crawford are professional triathletes that reside in sunny Perth. They are triathlon coaches of their squad GKEndurance. They cater to all athletes from beginners to the elite. An interesting fact is that they met through sport 😉 Kate loves running because of the freedom it provide and is a chaser of the sun as they have an endless summer because they also spend a good time of the year in Boise, Idaho. Her…

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PAT CAROLL – coach / gun marathoner / 80’s enthusiast

Pat is an online and onland with PCRG running coach who is ranked 4th on the Australian all-time list for the Marathon behind Rob De Castella, Steve Moneghetti and Derek Clayton – and now channels his energy into helping runners achieve their own goals. Since hanging up his “fast” runners, he has helped hundreds of runners achieve their goals. Whether it’s sub 3 hours for a Marathon – sub 2 hours for a Half Marathon or to be able to run continuously for…

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