CAN ATH­LET­ICS LEARN FROM ROW­ING?

Athletics Weekly - - Performance - John Shep­herd

MOST DEF­I­NITELY yes, how­ever, our sport is a much larger and di­verse one, but I’ve of­ten thought that search­ing even among our own ranks for a male and fe­male triple jumper (one of the UK’s weak­est events, for ex­am­ple, at present) could be an in­ter­est­ing project.

There are so many tal­ented sprint­ers who won’t un­for­tu­nately make it to the very top but who might, for ex­am­ple, do so in the triple (it’s not as hard as row­ing!). Some ba­sic speed, strength and power tests would be easy to pull to­gether to de­ter­mine po­ten­tial­ity.

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