Advice From the Pros
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I spent yesterday on a track at the Athletes’ Performance Institute (API) in Los Angeles with some of the world’s fastest athletes. Hosted by Adidas and led by coaches from API, sprinters Allyson Felix (pictured), Veronica Campbell-Brown and Christine Ohuruogu—all medal-winning Olympians and world champions—demonstrated a variety of drills they perform before a track workout. Tyson Gay and Jeremy Wariner performed a few starts off the blocks, and distance superstar Haile Gebrselassie cranked out 4:36-minute miles (and faster) for nearly half-an-hour to help demonstrate running economy and heat distribution throughout the human body. Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic demonstrated a few drills required for her technical sport, and she seemed to fly over the bar without any effort. It was an impressive display of talent and skill.