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The Right Track Short Film – 1984 Sport Educational

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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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David Tossman

Director

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Mark Warren

Producer

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Clive Jenkins

Editor

For a slightly longer run with the same effect you can try this [running holding onto the back of a ute], but I seriously suggest that the driver is a friend.
– Dick Quax gives a safety warning about a variation on speed training