Downhill Sprint Training

Downhill Sprint Training Downhill Sprinting By Aaron Thigpen (video by Adarian Barr) Downhill sprinting is basically a form of assistance or “overspeed training”. Basically forcing an athlete to move the legs faster than they could normally generate. I don’t have novice athletes run downhill. It pretty much should be reserved for elite caliber athletes who…

Gender Issues in Athletics: Caster Semenya

Jennifer M. Philips ‘Sex Testing’ of athletes started in 1966. In the 1960’s it was devastating when suddenly individuals were told they were not women by virtue of genetics. It was a barbaric and discriminating practice by the IAAF. . Caster Semenya Gender test (from Wikipedia) Following Caster Semenya victory at the world championships, questions were…