Snell’s Still Running

Olympic champion and New Zealand’s greatest athlete of the 20th century Peter Snell looks back over the last 70 years and discusses, age, Auckland and Arthur Lydiard. Now based in Dallas and a distinguished sports scientist, Snell has researched a scientific basis for the revolutionary training methods devised half a century ago by Lydiard. “I wasn’t from his suburb in Auckland, I ended up being there. And I was attracted by the results he was getting,” said Snell. He became the outstanding individual in the Lydiard stable. Today, his aim is to demonstrate personally that daily exercise can delay if not halt the ageing process and relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. “I am also motivated by my own sort of mortality.”


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Dan Carter Explains New Zealand’s Cup Success

Dan Carter Explains New Zealand’s Cup Success

Legendary former All Black fly-half Dan Carter tells ESPN that while the physical challenge of seven weeks of fierce competition at the Rugby World Cup sets it apart as the sport’s…