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  • Teamwork in Athletics

    Wednesday 19 October 2011

    With just over two months to go before the 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Velenje we are working flat out to make the event a big success and in the process I have had a reflection about teams and teamwork.

    Athletics is mainly an individual sport but to achieve top results, athletes need to have coaches, physiotherapists, nutritionists, doctors and others supporting their training. Success in athletics is almost always the result of a team effort. We also have examples where there clearly is a team in competition: the relays, cross country and in team events like the ...

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