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RE: LYDIARD OR DANIELS?
Thanks Mate ! For clarifying a few things.
This thread is getting to where I cannot remember if I posted something or not, plus I am too lazy to go back and check. So I aplogise if I repeat myself.
Athur helped me immensely,In the late 1990's I may have had literally no contact with him for quite sometime but I always find when I am Coaching this voice of reason comes into my head. Yes it is Arthur !.
But my background also comes from the likes of Jack Dolan, Bruce Harrison, George Gibson, Merv Hellier, Dick Chase, John Fenton and of course Bill Baillie. All were Lydiard "Boys" and Lynndale members. But that list I have just given other than Bill is not known out of this country.
The knowledge base of Arthur's ideas those guys hold is phenomenal, I learned something from all of them. Bill most of all.
An aside on the Tokyo Marathon. Ivan Keats was not Coached by Arthur but trained along his lines. He too was one tough character. The first long run I did was with Bill Baillie and Ivan. An intersting, very funny combination.
Ivan never told me this but I was told that he was feeling great in that Tokyo marathon but then suddenly needed to take a toilet break. The crowds along the course were so deep that he could not find anywhere to stop to relieve his "burden", so he just kept running. The results of his "unburdening" chaffed his legs so badly that he finished bleeding.
Peter Snell mentions in his book just how courageous Ivan was just to finish.
I believe that 1964 was really the last Olympics for New Zealand that Arthur had a "hands on" interest in the Coaching. I maybe wrong.
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