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I have just posted a profile of Martin Hyman, a British runner from the 1950s and 1960s. It's a long profile but it's full of valuable information on Hyman's success. Particularly interesting is the way he dealt with his basic lack of speed. Hyman's career also gives insights on the running scene some 50 years ago.


Long term, I will be improving my profiles of Russians Vladimir Kuts and Pyotr Bolotnikov. I have some new material from Russian magazines that I will get help translating in the coming week. 


John Cobley, May 1, 2016