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Do Your Sprinters Have a Fumbling Problem?

I coach at a distance school where the distance coaches love watching sprinters do (what appears to be) aerobic work. I’m pretty sure it’s a commonly held belief among distance coaches that doing long repeats/intervals make sprinters ‘mentally tough’. It doesn’t. Special Endurance does. But, when structured correctly, it does improve anaerobic threshold and that’s…

Young Sprinters Struggle with Erectile Dysfunction

Young Sprinters Struggle with Erectile Dysfunction by Marc Mangiacotti, Brown University Sprints/Hurdles   As soon as you read “erectile dysfunction” you probably thought about a problem some men have as they grow older.  For them…there is a blue pill to help fix their dilemma.  Young sprinters struggle with a different type of erectile dysfunction. Youngsters…

Don’t teach this…

I was on the phone last night with Harvard University sprints/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti. He had just returned from his Conference Championship where he got some outstanding results with his sprinters and hurdlers. His top sprinter won both the 100 and 200 with personal bests. Ultimately, his success came down to finally showing patience during the…