This instructional film for runners — fronted by Olympic 5000m silver medallist and world record holder Dick Quax — looks at implementing the techniques of coach Arthur Lydiard. From fostering world champions on Waitakere hills, Lydiard's method evolved into a system of building stamina to complement speed. Quax, Dr Peter Snell and other Lydiard protégés look at the science and practice, from training — the high mileage mantra, fartleks, catapults — to race-day strategy: front-running and 'the kick' (with John Walker's 1976 1,500m Olympic win used as an example).
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Short Film, 1979 (Full Length)
An earlier award-winning doco on Lydiard
Film, 1974 (Full Length)
NFU doco on the 1974 Commonwealth Games, featuring Lydiard commenting on a race
Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)
A classic NFU doco on Peter Snell featuring coach Lydiard
Television, 1976 (Full Length)
Also features John Walker
Short Film, 1962 (Full Length)
Snell sets a world record and Lydiard is interviewed
Television, 1980 (Full Length)
Lydiard helped inspire jogging globally
Television, 1984 (Full Length)
Other NZ world champions prepare for the Olympics