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Marco Velediaz
RE: Thanks Tinman

Racer1 wrote:

Marco Velediaz--

Are you the guy who went to Morocco and wrote up the Hicham El Guerrouj training piece?


Yes, I am the one who wrote that article long time ago, but never have been in Morocco. My sources were written from articles by the Spanish coaches and their Athletics Federation. Talks with Said Aouita who has been here in Mexico several times. in 1999 I met coach Abdelakder Kada (El Guerrouj coach) in Spain and made me some corrections like the rest interval between the 400's. and other things. He gave a lecture for the Spanish coaches in Caceres, Spain which I attended of course. After the sessions were over, we had a long conversation with other Spanish coach about his methodology and the Moroccan system.
Since then I have met him several times in Europe, we were at the same race in Zaragoza, Spain (June 2004) where my athlete won the 1500 m "B" race and Hicham El G won the "A" race, their splits:
El Guerrouj 3:36.11 (almost beaten at the finish line)
57.2, 1:56.64, 2:55.37 and 40.74
Mexican athlete 3:40.68
56.9, 1:56.32, 2:56.0, 44.10

I will share with you some experiences with the Chinese coaches that are working right now in Mexico.

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