This article is dedicated to Mbulaeni Mulaudzi 1980 – 2014
Gosta Holmer – Fartlek – Gunder Hagg, Arne Anderson
Mikhail Igloi – Hungarian interval man – Laszlo Tabori, Sandor Iharos
Dr Woldemar Gerscheler and Dr Herbert Reindell – The Gerschler-Reindell Law, Interval training, benefit in the recovery, Rudolph Harbig, Josey Barthel, Roger Moens
Dr Herbert Reindell
Franz Stampf – Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway, Chris Brasher, Ralph Doubell
Frank Horwill MBE – Founder of the British Milers Club and created the Five Pace Training System. Author of Obsession for Running and co-author of The Complete Middle Distance Runner. Coach to Tim Hutchings
Harry Wilson – Author of Running My Way and Running Dialogue. Founder member of the British Milers Club. Coach to Steve Ovett, Susan and Angela Tooby and Nicola Slater.
George Gandy – National Event Coach (Endurance) for UK Athletics. Based at Loughborough University. Coach to Jack Buckner, Lisa Dobriskey, Jon Brown and Jessica Rudd.
Percy Wells Cerutty – Herb Elliot, John Landy, Dave Power
Arthur Lydiard – the mileage man – Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Barry Magee
Fred Wilt – the Educator, multiple publications (How They Train and Run, Run, Run) The coaches of Billy Mills and Bob Schul deeply influenced by his writings
Peter Coe – Multi-Tier System – Sebastian Coe, Wendy Smith-Sly
Luiz de Oliveira – Joaquim Cruz, Jose Barbosa, David Krummenacker
Geoffrey Dyson (The Mechanics of Athletics) – the Educator
Frank Dick OBE (Sports Training Principles) – the Educator
Bill Bowerman – the Boys of Oregon, Steve Prefontaine, Jim Grelle, Bill Dillinger, Dyrol Burleson
Br Colm O’Connell (The Godfather of Kenyan Running) – Iten, Kenya, David Rudisha, Peter Rono, Wilson Boit, Wilson Kipketer, Sally Barsosio, Rose Cheruiyot
Abdelkader Kada – Morocco, Hicham El Guerroj, Salah Hissou
Dr Woldemeskel Kostre – Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Derartu Tulu
Alberto Salazar – Posted a 2hr:08.11 marathon in 1981. Employed by Nike as Head Coach to the Nike Oregon Project. Coach to Mo Farah and Galen Rupp.