Arthur Lydiard (left) with Nobby Hashizume in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1984
Bill Bowerman (left)-Nobby Hashizume (middle)-Arthur Lydiard (right) in 1997 in Eugene, OR
Nobby Hashizume with Bill Rodgers
Nobby discussing training program with Arthur Lydiard over dinner in 1990
Arthur and Nobby in Spokane, WA, in 2004 during Lydiard's final US lecture tour
Nobby Hashizume with Frank Shorter
Heather Thompson with her 3,000m silver medal at 1978 Commonwealth Games
Dick Quax's headshot on the cover of September/October 1979 issue of New Zealand Runner magazine
Arthur receving Lifetime Membership of New Zealand Athletics in 2003 (Sir Murray Halberg on the left; Don Willoughby on the right)
Arthur Lydiard in South Point, OH, with Harold Smith (second from left)
Arthur Lydiard with Mike Winitz of San Francisco Marathon
Lydiard with Coach Mark Wetmore of University of Colorado during Arthur's final US lecture tour in 2004
Lydiard demonstrating High Knee drill
Lydiard in 1999 in Minneapolis, MN
Arthur with his second wife, Eira
Lydiard discussing with the old pupil of his; Bill Baillie
Arthur Lydiard lecturing at Camp Crockett, CO, in 1970
Dr. Peter Snell lecturing the effect of long run on fast twitch fibers at University of Minnesota clinic organized by Five Circles in 2003 (one of the attendees was young Nick Willis of then Univefrsity of Michigan)
Right after the award ceremoney of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics 10,000m: from left to right, Mohammed Gammoudi (2nd)-Billy Mills (1st)-Ron Clarke (3rd)
Arthur Lydiard, right, setting the New Zealand national 20-mile record of 1:54:52 at Olympic Park, Grey Lynn, in 1955 with George Gibson, left, second
Japan's Yuki Kawauchi setting his life-time best marathon time of 2:07:27 at the age of 33 at the 2021 Lake Biwa Marathon
The Gold Medal Trio: Arthur Lydiard, the Coach (left) with athletes, Murray Halberg (5,000m) and Peter Snell (800m)
From left to right: Murray Halberg (5,000m in 1960), John Walker (1,500m in 1976), Peter Snell (800m and 1,500m in 1960/64)
Frank Shorter winning his 2nd Fukuoka Marathon title in 1972 with the time of 2:10:30 (his PR)
A rare photo of Arthur Lydiard (left) and Bill Rodgers dining together. Bill: "He probably doesn't like my racing too much." Nobby: "Not that, but with your junk food diet!" ;o)
Japanese national 800m record holder, Masato Yokota, shaking hands with Peter Snell in 2008. Yokota now coaches a promising Japanese distance runner, Hitomi Niiya.
Bill Rodgers winning 1977 Fukuoka Marathon in 2:10:55 (after abruptly stopping at 2k to go for a sip of water)
Young Arthur Lydiard, right, with the President of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, in 1966 when Lydiard was the Finnish National Coach. Lydiard received White Cross, equivalent of Knighthood, for his contribution to Finnish athletics.
At the 1997 Hilary Commission Coaching Award Ceremony: When the Master Coach speaks, everybody listens
The Master Coach and the athlete...and good mates; Arthur Lydiard, left, and Larry Wiechern
Australia's Rob de Castella winning the 1986 Boston Marathon with then the course record of 2:07:51
The 1973 and 1977 US AAU marathon champion, Ron Wayne, with Bill Rodgers, left, and Patti Dillon, right
The shoes worn by Frank Shorter when he ran his life-time PR of 2:10:30 at 1972 Fukuoka Marathon
Peter Snell, left, and Murray Halberg reunited at Stadio Olimpico in Rome in 2000
Dick Quax competing in the all black uniform of New Zealand with the Silver Fern
John Davies (#4) competing in a 1,500m race in White City, England, side-by-side with the eventual winner, Czechoslovakia's Joseph Odlozil (#9) in 1965 (*Autographed by John Davies)
Yoko Shibui (#3) passing Yukiko Akaba (#8) to win 2008 Japanese T&F championships women's 10,000m to claim the Beijing Olympic team spot
Murray Halberg winning the 2-mile race in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1961 in the howling wind with 8:51.4
The medal ceremony of the 1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon; Japan's Kenji Kimihara receiving the silver medal, with Ethiopia's Mamo Wolde and New Zealand's Mike Ryan on the right (*Watch the race HERE)
Ray Puckett preparing for a track event by applying vaseline insde his spike shoes
Bill Baillie leads John Davies (middle) and Murray Halberg (left) as a part of preparation for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games
Barry Magee, left, and Jeff Julian lead the 1964 Western Spring 6-mile in which Magee ran the life-time PR of 27:52.8 to Julian's 28:18
John Walker (#694) winning the gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic 1,500m from Ivo Van Damme (#103) and Paul-Heinz Wellmann (behind Van Damme) with Eamonn Coghlan (#514) finishing 4th
Peter Snell (#466) storming around the last turn in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic 800m final. Snell wins in the Olympic record of 1:45.1 and goes on to win 1,500m as well to be the last man to have done the classic double
Frank Shorter being interviewed after winning the 1972 Fukuoka Marathon in his life-time PR of 2:10:30
Peter Snell leads Canada's Bill Crothers in the final stretch of 880-yards race at Varsity Stadium in Tronto in June, 1965. This occastion, Crothers beat Snell
Exhausted but content; Murray Halberg lays down infield at the finish of 1960 Rome Olympic 5,000m. Grodotzki of Germany (right) and Zimny of Poland rush to congratulate Halberg
Nobby Hashizume, left, and Arthur Lydiard at Steve Hoag's Marathon Sports store during the 1999 Lydiard lecture tour that Nobby organized
Nick Willis becoming the first man to have run sub-4 minute mile 20-years in a row at the Millrose Games in January, 2022
Lasse Viren after winning 10,000m at 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, joined by a couple of excited countrymen, carrying the Finnish flag
Nanae Sasaki, left, thanking her coach, Kiyoshi Nakamura after winning the 1985 Nagoya Women's Marathon, her final serious competition
Ray Puckett, a two-time New Zealand Olympic marathon representative (1960 and 1964)
Yasushi Sakaguchi competing the All-Japan Corporate Team New Year's Ekiden Championships for Team S&B
Cathy O'Brien (#3) sharing the lead with the eventual winner, Janis Klecker (#4) at the 1992 US Olympic Marathon Trial. #2 is Francie Larriue Smith makes her 5th US Olympic Team
"Boston Billy" Bill Rodgers on his way to his second Boston Marathon victory in 1978 in 2:10:13
Peter Snell working on his start practice for shaprening
Anne Audain (#439) trailing America's Lynn Nelson (#589) in the 1988 Seoul Olympic women's 10,000m final. Audain finishes 11th.
Arthur Lydiard, left, with Nobby Hashizume at one of Lydiard's running clinics in Beaverton, OR, in 1982
Tanzania's Filbert Bayi (#613) in the final 100m of the epic 1974 Commonwealth Games 1,500m with John Walker (#483) chasing him down
Frank Shorter (#5) leads Australi's John Farrington (#80), Japan's Yasunori Hamada (behind Shorter) and Finland's Seppo Nikkari (#2) half way into the 1972 Fukuoka Marathon
Young Arthur Lydiard, in 1946 (age 29), passing through Newmarket area in the Onehunga to Auckland race
Murray Halberg leading Australia's Dave Power in a 3,000m race in 1961
Bill Rodgers receiving the victor's cup after winning 1977 Fukuoka Marathon in 2:10:55
Yoko Shibui of Japan; the morning after her first marathon at Osaka with then the fastest debut marathon in history of 2:23:11
Murray Halberg winning the gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympic 5,000m (*Autographed by Murray Halberg)
America's Rich Kenah, the bronze medalist in the 1997 Athens World Championships 800m: "I did everything in the Lydiard book except for one thing--I weight-trained!"
Yoko Shibui making the ceremonial first pitch at the Yokohama Stadium in 2016 (yes, she did make it to the homebase!!)
Bill Baillie at the L.A. Times indoor 2-mile race in 1966, beating Ron Clarke (right) and Kip Keino (left)
1979 Boston Marathon: from left, Kevin Ryan-Dickie Mahoney-Gary Bjorklund-Bill Rodgers-Toshihiko Seko (behind Rodgers)-Don Kardong
Team Lydiard 1961 European campaign: from left, Murray Halberg-Peter Snell-Arthur Lydiard-Barry Magee-Garry Philpott
Legendary Boston Coach, Bill Squires, left, with the legendary lady, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (1966), Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb
Arthur Lydiard in the early 1960s when he was lecturing around New Zealand for Rothmans
Lydiard card provided by Brooks Sports for 1999 Lydiard lecture tour organized by Nobby Hashizume
Spike shoes worn by Lasse Viren when he won 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals at 1976 Montreal Olympic Games
Nick Willis competing in his 5th Olympic 1,500m at 2020 (+1) Tokyo Games. He won the silver medal in 2008 and the bronze medal in 2016.
Cathy Schiro (O'Brien) with 1984 Kinny Footlocker National Cross-Country Championships trophy
Portrait of young Arthur Lydiard (1963)
On his final US lecture tour in 2004: Spokane, WA, organized by Five Circles
Jon Brown of England (left), the 4th place finisher at 2000 and 2004 Olympic marathon, with his coach, George Gandy who recently passed away. "George was a big Lydiard disciple; you'd be happy to know," says Jon.
Lydiard's headshot on his 1999 US lecture tour organized personally by Nobby Hashizume
Japan's Kunimitsu Itoh carrying the Olympic torch through Nagano Prefecture for the 2020 (+1) Tokyo Olympic Games
Steve Hoag (left) and Coach Ron Daws training around Hyland Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lydiard in the 1980s with his Winstone T-shirts
Arthur Lydiard, nearing 60, still fit enough to run 3-hour marathon
Adam Goucher of University of Colorado, one of many Olympians coached by Mark Wetmore
Bill Rodgers with the headband presented from his friends, Japanese drummer group, "Ondekoza". It reads: びる (=Bill) and ろじゃぁす (=Rodgers)
Training needs to be continued--rain or shine...or snow: Canada's Jerome Drayton
Deena Kaster proudly showing off her bronze medal from 2004 Athens Olympic women's marathon
Dick Quax competing in the New Zeland Road Champs for "Auckland University" in 1980
The start of 1973 Sunkinst indoor 2-mile: from left, Peter Kaal (4th)-Tracy Smith (2nd)-Marty Liquori (3rd)-Steve "Pre" Prefontaine (win)-Frank Shorter (5th)-Lasse Viren (6th)
Going into the final lap of the 1960 Rome Olympics 800m final: from left, Roger Moens (2nd)-Peter Snell (1st)-George Kerr (3rd)-Paul Schmidt (4th). Snell is wearing hand-built spike shoes by Arthur Lydiard.
Autographed card provided by Five Circles in 2004
Lydiard signing autograph during his last USA lecture tour in 2004
A familiar scene with Dick Quax; out in the front with his arms up in victory
Three guest speakers at 1981 "Big M" Melbourne Marathon: Ron Clarke (left), Arthur Lydiard, and Rob de Castella
The cover of 1981 November issue of "The Runner" magazine. Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers
Youth friends and rivals; Barbara Moore (left) and Anne Garrett (Audain)
Toshihiko Seko of Waseda University running 1979 Hakone Ekiden. Kiyoshi Nakamura is in white jacket on the jeep.
Peter Snell after winning his second gold medal at 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games (his third) in the 1,500m
Bill Rodgers on his full-flight: on his way to his first of 4 Boston Marathon victories in 1975
Award Ceremony of the 1979 Fukuoka Marathon: from left, Shigeru Soh (2nd)-Toshihiko Seko (win)-Takeshi Soh (3rd)
Triumphant Homecoming for Lasse Viren (left) and Pekka Vasala from Munich Olympic Games where they won 3 gold medals
The plaque of "Legendary and Pioneering Coach" Award by World Athletics presented to Arthur Lydiard in 2019
Anne Audain and Frank Shorter after the 10k race in Frank's hometown, Middletown, NY, in 1983
A book written by Baldini in Italy; he designated 10-page chapter, describing the Lydiard Pyramid, phase by phase
Australia's Rob de Castella (#1) chasing England's Tim Hutchinson in a cross-country race
Boston's legendary Coach Bill Squires giving some advice to Mary Cain
Arthur Lydiard at the start of Round the Bays 12k road race in Auckland, New Zealand
Coach Shigeharu Watanabe, left, with Frank Shorter
Coach Yoshio Koide: "I still read one page a day from Mr. Lydiard's book (Japanese translation of "Running with Lydiard")..." said Coach Koide in 2002
Kara Goucher working on her leg strength by step-running
Arthur Lydiard, left, with Don Worrell
At the early stage of the 1971 Fukuoka International Marathon: from left, John Farrington-Akio Usami-Frank Shorter (the eventual winner)-Jack Foster-Seppo Nikkari
Four Lydiard men and the Olympic Champion: from left, Nobby Hashizume-Nick Willis-Bob Schul-Barry Magee-Bill Baillie at 2013 Arthur Lydiard Classic in South Point, OH
Canada's Jerome Drayton on his way to his 3rd Fukuoka Marathon victory in 1976
World 1,500m champion, Jenny Simpson working on her leg-speed
Dick Quax; familiar style at the start of European track competition; relaxed and confident
"Run--the Lydiard Way": 1978 edition
2018 Boston Marathon champion (in a drenching condition), Yuki Kawauchi (right) with 3rd place finisher at 1979 Boston Marathon, Bob Hodge
Peter Snell (#466) easily advanced to the next round in the 1,500m at 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games with a US high school sensation, Jim Ryun, trailing in the back of the pack
Golden Team: Anne Audain with her coach, John Davies
Medal Ceremony of 800m at 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games: Canada's Crothers (silver), Peter Snell (gold) and Kenya's Kiprugut (bronze)
The familiar image of Peter Snell in a race; powerful and in the lead, breaking the finish tape--880 yard race in Europein 1961
Japan's Mizuho Nasukawa, coached by Yoshio Koide, finishing 2nd (1st Japanese) at 2012 Yokohama Women's Marathon
After winning 1979 New York City Marathon, Bill Rodgers sticking 4 fingers up to indicate his 4th victory while Norway's Grete Waitz showing her 2nd victory. She would go on to win 7 more.
Olympic 1,500m champion, John Walker, training for 5,000m at 1984 Los Angels Olympic Games at Cornwall Park
Arthur Lydiard (right) with Bill Bowerman at 1997 Pre Classic
Lydiard with young admirors at Mead High School, Spokane, WA, during his final USA lecture tour in 2004
Arthur Lydiard, center, with Sir Peter Snell (left) and Sir Murray Halberg (right)
Greater Boston Track Club's Bob Hodge (3rd at 1979 Boston Marathon and the winner of 1981 Beppu Marathon) winning Vermont City Marathon in 1992 at the age 36
Young Arthur Lydiard visiting children's hospital, chatting with Wayne Ginger in the 1960s
Dick Quax leading the indoor 3,000m race in Philadelphia in 1981
Lydiard made "running" accesible to everybody; and he made "running" as a daily activity. Here in 1963, Murray Halberg, left, and Peter Snell running to the top of Nevada Fall in Yosemite Valley, carrying their lunch
Australia's coach-athlete golden team: Marathon great, Robert de Castella (right) with his coach, Pat Clohessy (left)
At 1975 Honolulu Marathon: Steve and Geri Hoag taking a snap shot with ageless Kiwi marathon runner, Jack Foster who won in 2:17:24
The gang of Olympic 1,500m medalists: from left to right, Ron Delany (gold 1956)-John Landy (bronze 1956)-Steve Cram (silver 1984)-John Walker (gold 1976)-Kip Keino (gold 1968)-Herb Elliott (gold 1960)-Peter Snell (gold 1964)
Historic 1981 Cascade Run Off: from left, Herb Lindsay (2nd)-Domingo Tibaduiza (3rd)-Greg Meyer (1st)-Bill Rodgers (4th). This was the first ever official "professional" road race in history (*Watch the race HERE)
Arthur Lydiard running with young runners in the early 1970s
Lydiard and the packed audience (300+) at Lewis & Clark high school in Spokane, WA, during his final 2004 US lecture tour
Lydiard with Eira's high school cross country team; Alex Mingaye (left) and Alison Taylor (right)
Lydiard, right, discussing training with Bill Baillie (center) and John Davies (left) during their European Tour in 1965
Richard Tayler (#802), after suffering Ankylosing Spondulitis (athletic arthritis), came out and "jogged" Winstone Marathon in 2:40
Anne Garrett (Audain) winning Auckland vs Waikato Senior Cross Country as a 15-year-old with Val Robinson chasing
Greg Meyer leaving Benji Durden (who would finish 3rd) over the Heartbreak Hills in the 1983 Boston Marathon
The cover of Japanese "Track & Field Magazine" when Yoko Shibui set the Japanese record with 2:19:41 at 2004 Berlin Marathon
Award Ceremony of 1949 New Zealand Marathon Chamionships where Arthur Lydiard finished 2nd with G. Bronley 1st and L. Fox 3rd.
Two great Olympic champions: Peter Snell of New Zeland (800m gold 1960, 800m/1,500m gold 1964) with Frank Shorter (marathon gold 1972 and silver 1976 which should have been gold)
Toshinari Takaoka of Japan finishing 4th in the 2005 Helsinki World Track & Field Championships Marathon
Arthur Lydiard visiting Mead High School in Spokane, WA, where one of the local organizers, Dori Whitford, right, coaches during his (final) 2004 US Lecture Tour
Arthur Lydiard for a photo shoot for a New Zealand running magazine in 1991
America's Gerry Lindgren leads Germany's Jurgen May in a 5,000m race in France in 1969
Legendary Japanese marathon coach, Kiyoshi Nakamura (left) with his runners including Toshihiko Seko (far right). All workouts begins with a bow.
Australia's Rob de Castella easily winning a 10k road race in Italy in 1982
Coach Shiro Itoh, right, with his running hero, Frank Shorter, at 1983 Honolulu Marathon
Peter Snell winning the 1964 Tokyo Olympics 1,500m final "with consumate ease" (Arthur Lydiard)
Kenya's Douglas Wakiihuri, right, receiving "Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Rays" Award from the Emperor of Japan in June 2021. Left is Athletic Kenya President, Jackson Twei.
Arthur Lydiard, left, with Kevin Hunt and Alan Christofferson at Waipukurau Athletic Club
Murray Halberg leading Oregon's Archie San Romani, coached by Bowerman, in the 4 X 1-mile relay in 1963
Jack Foster (#1) leads Tom Fleming (#3) at the 1974 AAU Marathon Championships. Foster wins, as a 43-year-old, in 2:18:24.
Kara Goucher, in her attempt to make her third US Olympic team in 2016 Rio Olympics in the marathon after she parted herself from Nike Oregon Project, finished 4th at the Trial in 2:30:24
Coach Bill Bowerman, right, with one of his last athletes whom he had coached, one of the greatest steeplechasers in the US history, Henry Marsh (4th in 1984 LA Olympics; 6th in 1987 World Championships)
The 1980 Midland 15k: from left, Jon Sinclair (#27)-Lasse Viren-Dick Quax right behind Viren (to his right)-Greg Fredericks (#14)-Kirk Pfeffer-Gary Bjorklund (#2)-Randy Thomas-Bill Rodgers (#5)-Herb Lindsey obsecured behind Rodgers-Greg Meyer-Hery Rono (#9)-Stan Mavis-John Flora (#1)
The start of 1964 Tokyo Olympics marathon: #75 Kenji Kimihara right next to Ray Puckett #53 in NZ all black uniform. Also in the middle in all black uniform is Jeff Julian. You can see the black silhouette of eventual winner, Abebe Bikila way back at the end of the pack (red arrow).
Murray Halberg crossing the finish first in the final of 1960 Rome Olympics 5,000m
Arthur Lydiard instructing the sprint start to some young aspiring athletes with a noted Owairaka Club sprinter/hurdler, Avis McKintosh
Coach Yoshio Koide, left, congratulates Mizuho Nasukawa on winning 2009 Tokyo Marathon in 2:25:38
"Boston Billy", Bill Rodgers, after winning 1977 Fukuoka Marathon 6 weeks after winning New York City Marathon
Old Master, Lydiard, visiting Peter Snell in his hometown, Dallas, TX, in mid-1980s
Arthur Lydiard with Dr. Dick Brown at Mazzi's Italian restaurant in Eugene, OR, in 1997
Kara Goucher, University of Colorado alumni (under Coach Wetmore) winning the silver medal in 2007 Osaka World T&F Championships 10,000m
Singapore's multiple national record holder, Mok Ying Ren, far left, and Matt Fitzgerald, middle, joning Mitsui-Sumitomo's training camp including Yoko Shibui, far right
Bob Hodge, left, passing Tom Fleming over the Heartbreak Hills to claim 3rd place in the 1979 Boston Marathon
The banner for South Point High School's Arthur Lydiard Classic T&F meet
"Gentleman, John", John Davies, the bronze medalist in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics 1,500m and the silver medalist in the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games mile both behind his teammate, Peter Snell
Ron Clarke, running second here, competing in his final race won by a young American by the name of Frank Shorter (#9). Kenny Moore far left.
The face of a champion: Murray Halberg
Japan's Kenji Kimihara, finishing second behind Ethiopia's Mamo Wolde in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon 100m ahead of New Zealand's Mike Ryan (far left)
Italia's Stefano Baldini after winning the gold medal at 2004 Athens Olympic marathon
Award Ceremony for 10,000m at 1976 Montreal Olympic Games: from left, Brendan Foster (bronze)-Lasse Viren (gold)-Carlos Lopes (silver)
A legend of his own rights: 2-time Olympic 1,500m medalist, Nick Willis (silver in 2008--which should have been gold--; bronze in 2016). Even Peter Snell or John Walker didn't repeat medaling 1,500m.
An epic biography, "A Clean Pair of Heels"--The Murray Halberg Story
Multi-world-records holder, Peter Snell, right, chatting with another multi-world-records holder, Ron Clarke, left
A rare image of Arthur Lydiard when he was 16-years-old in November 1933 (courtesy: Don Jacobs)
Young coach Yuichi Takahashi, left, with Yoko Shibui, a 2:19:41 marathon runner, during her altitute training camp in Boulder, CO, in 2016
Jon Robinson proudly showing off his 10th place cup from the 1971 Fukuoka Marathon and a couple of exchanged singlet (the one on the right is from Kenji Kimihara)
The second half of the 1972 Olympic 10,000m final: Lasse Viren (eventual winner) leads; Mariano Haro (4th); Dave Bedford (6th); Emil Puttemans the other side of Bedford (2nd); Mirus Yifter (3rd); Frank Shorter (5th)
Bill Rodgers, left, chatting with his teammate, Don Kardong, at the start of the 1976 Montreal Olympic marathon
Arthur Lydiard, middle, with Wayne Baker (left) and Jonas Holdeman (right) in New York 2004
Arthur Lydiard (left) with his "mates", Larry and Glennis Wiechern; Val and Bill Roger: What were you guys doing at night by Arthur's statue...???
Coach Watanabe (right) with his old master, Coach Yoshio Koide at their high school reunion in March 2019
Japan's Yuki Kawauchi, running his PR of 2:07:27 at the age of 33 at the 2021 Lake Biwa Marathon
Cover of Track & Field News magazine, December 1969 issue. Peter Snell as the athlete of the "sixties".
The face of a champion: Peter Snell
Award ceremony for 1983 L'eggs Mini Marathon: Anne Audain, top second from left, with Grete Waitz, next to Anne
Toshinari Takaoka, left, with Bil Rodgers reuniting at 2016 Bix 7-miler
Arthur Lydiard's original EB Marathon. Lydiard developed several models with the German company, EB, including Sao Paulo, racing shoes, as well as track spike shoes.
Award Ceremoney of 1975 World Cross Country Championships in Rabat, Morocco where Bill Rodgers (#257) finished 3rd behind Ian Stuart (#78) and Mariano Haro
Murray Halberg leads Max Truex (USA) and Gordon Pirie (GB) in 5,000m in Helsinki, Finland. Halberg won in 13:57.4. Peter Snell won 800m and Barry Magee won 10,000m on the same day.
Professor Toyo-oka, left, with Peter Snell, center, and Nobby Hashizume at the Lydiard clinic in Osaka in 2008. Snell and Nobby conducted a Lydiard clinic at Osaka, Tokyo and Gunma for Japan Running Academy.
Toru Terasawa (#76) who broke Abebe Bikila's world marathon record in 1962 and Kokichi Tsuburaya (#77) who won the bronze medal in 1964 Tokyo Olympic Marathon. Both participated 1963 New Zealand training camp
Finland's Lasse Viren, after winning the 1976 Montreal Olympic 10,000m, took off his spike shoes and held them up for the "winning run" and got reprimanded by IOC
Athelete-coach, business partners (Cellnet Corporate Challenge), and good friends: Dick Quax (left) and John Davies
Four "juniors"; from left, Gary Lydiard (14)-Tom Bricklebank (18)-Geoff Bateson (17)-Kim McDell (17) running 22-mile Waiatarua "comfortably" in the rain. "Teenagers can manage long runs as long as it's aerobic"--Arthur Lydiard
Final few kilometers of 1983 Fukuoka Marathon: Juma Ikangaa leads (not in picture) and Alberto Salazar still ahead (#1) with Toshihiko Sek0 (#29), Shigeru Soh (#33) and Takeshi Soh (#30) follow (*Watch this Titanic battle HERE)
Portrait of Bill Bowerman: "I am but a disciple. Arthur Lydiard of New Zealand is the Prophet..." on his work with "Jogging" movement in the USA
Dick Quax (#1) and Benji Durden (#5) in the midway stage of 1980 OTC Marathon
Arthur Lydiard running with Bob Anderson of "Runner's world" in 1970
2018 Bonston Marathon Men's and Women's Champions: Yuki Kawauchi and Desi Linden
Gary Lydiard (#15: Arthur's son) and John Revell (#32) running their first marathon as a teenager. They ran 2:54 and 2:52 respectively.
England's Ian Thompson 200m to the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon title in then the second fastest time of 2:09:12
Murray Halberg testing the strategy he would employ at Rome Olympics at 1958 Cardiff Empire Games 3-miles
Barry Magee receiving the Kanaguri Award by winning the 1960 Asahi Marathon with Finland's Kotila 2nd and Czech's Kantorek 3rd
Bill Rodgers at the award celemony of 1977 Kyoto Marathon
John Walker, left, with his coach, Arch Jelley, discussing their plan to LA Olympic Games after a cross-country race in 1984
Peter Snell preparing for his workout while little barefoot admirers joined in
Arthur Lydiard at one of Jeff Galloway's Phidippides running camps in the late 1970s
Peter Snell "nipped" West Indy's George Kerr in an 800m race in 1:47.1 at Santry Stadium in Dublin in 1961
Portrait of Murray Halberg in "Clean Pair of Heel"
Bob Hodge (#27) in 1986 Boston Marathon where he finished 6th in 2:14:50
Arthur Lydiard giving workout instructions to young Danish runners, including Loa Olafsson
Arthur Lydiard critiquing participants "Hill Training" technique during 1983 Lydiard clinic tour organized by Phidippides
Nick Willis, here shown competing in the Rio Olympic Games 1,500m where he won the bronze medal, made the history for making his 5th Olympic team for 2020 (+1) Tokyo Games
Jerome Drayton of Canada after winning 1975 Fukuoka Marathon in the Canadian record of 2:10:05 that stood for 43 years
Richard Tayler in the final 50m of his victorious Commonwealth Games 10,000m in 1974
A beautiful portrait of Billy Mills by B. V. Martin
Bill Rodgers after winning his first Boston Marathon in 1975 in the then American record of 2:09:55
Yoko Shibui (a 2:19:42 runner) with Kazuo Aoshima who ran 2:51:04 at the age of 59 in 2020!!
1964 Auckland Cross-Country championships: who's-who of world of distance running of the era in 1960s: from left, Bill Baillie (#2)-Barry Magee (#97)-Ray Puckett (#2XX)-Murray Halberg (#204)-Vern Walker (#48)
Half way into 1976 Montreal Olympic marathon: from left, Shorter-Singh-Lismont (back)-Viren-Cierpinski-Rodgers (*Watch the race HERE) (**Cierpinski was known to have used illegal PED under East German's regime)
Kenya's first great internatinal marathon runner; Douglas Wakiihuri, coached by Kiyoshi Nakamura
Ray Puckett, left, and Bill Baillie on their training run
Toshihiko Seko of Japan, one of the winningest marathon runners in history, 9 wins out of 15 startings, with his coach, legendary Kiyoshi Nakamura
Arthur Lydiard, right, on a training run with a young Finnish runner. The dress-code may have been a tad different...
Another Golden coach-champion team: Coach Arch Jelley and Olympic champion, John Walker
Anne Garrett (Audain) leading in the NZ national championships 800m in 1976
Frank Bozanich competing 5,,000 and 10,000m for Team Okinawa (沖縄) against Team Taiwan in 1975 (winning both)
From left to right: Carolyn, Bree and Marie of Team Running Niche in St. Louis, MO. All 3 ran sub-3 hour marathon at 2019 New York City Marathon, training the Lydiard Way.
Kenya's Kip Keino leading the eventual winner, Peter Snell (#466) in the heat of 1500m at 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Arthur Lydiard analyzing the time and discussing workout with Loa Olafsson of Denmark whom Lydiard coached to the unofficial world women's 10,000m record in 1978 (courtesy: Loa McNeese)
John Walker, left, and Steve Scott: two of the greatest milers in history who ran 100 miles a week for Aerobic Base Training
At 1983 Boston Marathon: Paul Cumming (#10), the eventual winner, Greg Meyer (#3) and Benji Durden (#6) who would finish 3rd. Cumming would later race in Lydiard's Converse Equinox.
Arthur Lydiard in 1971 at a running seminar for the Cambridge Sports Union
Two cool dudes: Dick Quax (left) and Nobby Hashizume at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Frank Shorter on his way to his 3rd Fukuoka title in 1973. Shorter claims he was the first runner to wear the striped shorts in Japan!
Friendly teammate rivalry: Murray Halberg leads Bill Baillie
Nick Willis to carry on the great Kiwi miling tradition: Willis had won the Olympic silver medal in 2008 and the bronze medal in 2016 in 1,500m
Ray Puckett leads 1960 New Zealand marathon championships; the field includs Jeff Julian, Barry Magee and Bill Baillie
A rare photo of both Nobby Hashizume (left) and Dick Quax in a formal attire!! At 1990 Hitachi banquet in Auckland.
Then unknown local runner by the name of Bill Rodgers, winning 1975 Boston Marathon in the US record of 2:09:55 in hand-written GBTC T-shirts
Tom Fleming, left, and Bill Rodgers lead 1976 Maryland Marathon. Rodgers wins in 2:14:12. He ran an exhibition marathon in Sado, Japan, in 2:08 a few weeks earlier.
1983 Fukuoka Marathon: Ikangaa (#7) leads with Salazar (#1), Shigeru Soh (behind Salazar), Seko (#29), Kunimitsu Itoh (#32), Takeshi Soh (behind Itoh) and Hideki Kita (#31) follow at 35k point (*Watch the race HERE)
A running commentator, Larry Rawson, right, with Arthur Lydiard at 2004 New York City Marathon Runner's World party
Christine McMiken, one of the last athletes Lydiard coached when she was in high school, starting the heat of women's 10,000m at 1988 Seoul Olympics next to America's Lynn Jennings
One of the most famous images of "Arthur's Boys" training around 22-mile Waiatarua circuit
Peter and Miki Snell enjoying the full-bloom cherry blossoms by Imperial Palace in Tokyo during the 2008 Lydiard clinic tour in Japan
John Davies leading Peter Snell: "I beat Snell more than anybody in the world but I ran against him more than anybody."--John
Another look at Lydiard runners traininig for different events running together: Snell (800m)-Halberg (5,000m)-Magee (marathon)-McKnight (10-mile)
2000 Sydney Olympic marathon champion, Naoko Takahashi, carrying the 2020 (+1) Tokyo Olympic torch in Gifu Prefecture
Naoko Takahashi, right, jogging with her coach, Yoshio Koide, during her Winter Park training camp in the spring of 2000
US 1,500m champion, Jim Spivey leads Steve scott (has run more sub-4 minute miles than anybody in hisotry with 136) and Germany's Wessinghage
Frank Shorter, left, ties with Kenny Moore at the 1972 US Olympic Trial marathon in Eugene, OR
The cover of "Run--the Lydiard Way" Danish edition published in 1980
Denmark's Loa Olafsson ran the unofficial world record time of 31:45 for women's 10,000m in 1978. She was coached by Arthur Lydiard.
Greg Meyer winning the 1983 Boston Marathon in the time of 2:09:00
Lydiard, left, with Garth Gilmour celebrates his 80th birthday with Auckland Joggers Club members in 1997
Garth Gilmour's last book: "Running For Our Lives"--the birth of Auckland Joggers Club
Coach Bob Sevene duing his days at Athletics West. He coached Joan Benoit to her gold medal for 1984 Olympic marathon at Los Angels.
Coach Shigeharu Watanabe giving the final instruction to Yoko Shibui (2:19:41) before the tune-up workout in Flagstaff in 2009
Dick Quax (far right #33) leads who's-who of distance running in the 1970s: Nick Rose (#22), Henry Rono (multiple world record holder #38), Filbert Bayi (world mile and 1500m record holder #42), Samson Kimobwa (10k world record holder #37) and Suleiman Nyambui (right behind Kimobwa)
In the early stage of 1979 Boston Marathon: from left to right, Gary Bjorklund (#15)-Dickie Mahoney (#48)-Toshihiko Seko (#9)-Bill Rodgers (#1)-Don Kardong (#7). Rodgers would win in the American record time of 2:09:27 with Seko second. (*Watch the race HERE)
Coach Arch Jelley, left, with Larry Wiechern (courtesy: Larry Wiechern)
Powerful stride with total relaxation; "Poetry in Motion" of Barry Magee, on his way to win 1960 Asahi Marathon in 2:19:04
American marathon legends, Bill Rodgers (left) and Joan Benoit-Samuelson with Charlie Rodgers at Bix-7
Nobby Hashizume demonstrating Lydiard Hill Bounding for the Japanese running magazine, "Courir", in 2017
Lydiard, center, running with local runners in South Africa
Lydiard's original book; Run to the Top; truly classic!! Special THANKS to Kim Stevenson for sending me a clearer image of the cover!
Bill Rodgers handily winning his 4th New York City Marathon in 1979
The cover of "Jogging International" magazine: Australia's Rob de Castella winning the inaugural World T&F Championships marathon in 1983
Finland's Olavi Suomalainen becomes the first Finnish runner in 10 years to win Boston Marathon title in 2:15:39 in 1972, signaling the return of "Flying Finns"
Japan's Yuki Kawauchi over-joy with the victor's cup for 2018 Boston Marathon in one of the toughest conditions in Boston history, becoming the first Japanese Boston champion since Toshihiko Seko in 1987 (*Watch the race HERE)
The cover of "Track & Field Monthly" after Reiko Tosa winning the bronze medal at 2007 Osaka World T&F Championships
Toshihiko Seko winning 1981 Boston Marathon--he would win again in 1987
Arthur Lydiard with his convincing manner (photo by Philip Yunger)
Lydiard running camp at Izu Penninsula in Japan in 1963. Far left is Coach Sadanaga, a grandfather coach of Toshi Takaoka. Behind Lydiard in dark tights is Keizo Yamada, the 1953 Boston champion.
Lydiard with young Shigeharu Watanabe of Japan in 1996. Watanabe later becomes the head coach at Team Mitsui Sumitomo and wins the national ekiden title 6 times.
The Golden Team: Arthur Lydiard (left) with Alistair McMurran. They led Richard Tayler to his gold medal in 1974 Commonwealth Games 10,000m.
Nick Willis of New Zealand at his full-flight
Dick Quax running his first ever full marathon at 1979 Nike OTC Marathon--he ran the fastest debut marathon time of 2:11:13
Yoko Shibui's feet. You would think someone who runs 150-miles-a-week with 2:19:41 marathon PR might have beaten-up toes and black toe-nails... It doesn't have to be IF the shoes fit your feet!!
Kenji Kimihara winning the silver medal at 1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon. He was one of the Japanese runners to have learnt the Lydiard method in 1963 before Tokyo Olympic Games.
1983 inaugural World Track & Field Championships in Helsinki 1,500m: Steve Cram (#325) wins with Steve Scott (#918) 2nd, Said Auita (#549) 3rd and Steve Ovett (#341) 4th
1968 Mexico City Olympics 10,000m: Lydiard-trained Mexico's Juan Martinez leads Ron Clarke (#102), Kip Keino (#565) and the eventual winner, Naftali Temu (#575)
John Walker (#100) and Henry Rono (#94) fighting for the lead in the 3,000m race in Berlin, Germany, in 1981
Ryan Hall becoming the first American to run sub-1 hour half marathon with 59:43 in Houston in 2007
Arthur Lydiard, left, consulting production of EB shoes
Lydiard leading the field out of the stadium to win 1953 New Zealand marathon title
Lydiard with young runners of South Point High School Cross-Country Team: in 2004
Jack Foster of New Zealand, training over rugged terrain through the farm land of Rotorua--main congributing factor, accoding to Lydiard, for his record setting performance at the age of 41
Yuko Arimori, winning the silver medal in 1992 Olympic marathon; this was the first Olympic medal in the running event by a Japanese woman in 64 years
Lasse Viren of Finland on the cover of Track & Field News: the inage is from 1972 Munich Olympics 10,000m final where Viren won in the world record time
Arthur Lydiard with two-time Olympian, Vicki Huber
Robert de Castella of Australia winning 1981 Fukuoka Marathon in the world record time of 2:08:18
Lydiard running over country side with 20-year-old Murray Halberg in 1953
Arthur Lydiard with Dave Bedford at rhe Runner's World party in New York in 2004
The 50-sents program for the 1965 Times Indoor Games in Los Angels, CA, with Peter Snell beating Bill Crothers on the cover
The early stage of the 1978 Boston Marathon: Tom Fleming (#8)-Frank Shorter (#5)-Kevin Ryan (#11)-eventual winner, Bill Rodgers (#3)-Eda Tikkanen behind Shorter
Bill Rodgers easi.y winning the Runner's World New Year's midnight run 8k (5-mile) in 1979-1980
Local New Zealand beer named after Snell: "Peter Who?" (he was totally unknown at Rome Games). Number "5" represents his perfect track-record at Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
Peter Snell competing in a half-mile race at White City, England, in 1961
The face of a champion: Bill Baillie
Semi-final of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic 800m with Peter Snell positioning himself to move ahead 250m to go. Snell went on to win his second Olympic 800m title as well as the gold medal for 1,500m
1976 Falmouth Road Race: from left, Tom Derderian-Frank Shorter-Bob Hodge-Vince Fleming-Randy Thomas-Bill Rodgers. White hat is Amby Burfoot and behind Burfoot in blue singlet is 18-year-old Alberto Salazar.
2022 Hakone Ekiden road relay in Japan: the 9th leg Yuto Nakamura passing the sash to the andhor Hironobu Nakakura. Aoyama-Gakuin University wins the 6th title.
Proud mom and dad: Dick Quax, right, with his wife, Roxanne with their second son, Theo Quax, who has joined his dad as a sub-4-minute miler with 3:58.13 in February 2020
New Zealand's Nick Willis attempted to break 4-minutes for the mile 20th year for him at the Midnight Mile at Armory track on New Year's Eve (2021->2022). He missed it by 0.22 second with 4:00.22 (*Watch the run HERE)
Canada's Jerome Drayton wins the 1975 Fukuoka Marathon, setting the national marathon record of 2:10:09 that would stand as the Canadian record for 43 years
Lydiard-trained Glenys Quick leads Japan's Nanae Sasaki, coached by Kiyoshi Nakamura, in 1985 Nagoya Women's Marathon...
...Nanae Sasaki wins in the final kilometer; 50m over Glenys at the finish (as shown here). This was Sasaki's final competitive marathon; she retires after this victory.
Bill Rodgers easily wins 1977 Kyoto Marathon in 2:14:25. Note the crowding spectators over the bridge!
Arthur Lydiard, left, with Larry Wiechern after chopping an almond tree at the back of Arthur's house: now time for some beer!!
Cathy Schiro (O'Brien) running 1984 Olympic Marathon Trial at the age of 16, running 2:34:24
Ryan and Sarah Hall after Ryan won the 2008 US Olympic Marathon Trial in New York
Richard Tayler (#193) and Dick Quax (#7) competing a mile race at Mt. Smart in 1972 won by Quax with Tayler 2nd. Both broke 4-min in 3:59.1 and 3:59.3.
Manurewa's John Robinson competing in a cross country race in 1984
Arthur Lydiard explaining how aerobic base training has the advantage at Traverse City clinic during the 1999 US lecture tour
Barry Magee en route to winning the 1960 Asahi Marathon to become the first man to run sub-2:20 on Japanese soil with the time of 2:19:04
Arthur Lydiard (left), with Al Carius of North Central College (middle) and Joe Newton of York High School (right) (*Photo: courtesy Greenville Running Company)
Anne Audain winning the Virginia Ten-Miler in 1991. She set the course record of 53:47 in 1984.
Arthur Lydiard looking up at his statue at the unvailing ceremony in 2002
Bill Rodgers with New York Road Runner's Club Award in the summer of 1985
Frank Shorter, left, and Kenny Moore checking out Onitsuka Tiger's new racing shoes, Ohbori, at the 1971 Fukuoka Marathon which Shorter wins in these Ohbori shoes
At 250m to go at the 1979 Fukuoka Marathon with Takeshi Soh (#11) leads the eventual winner, Toshihiko Seko (#9), and Shigeru Soh who finishes 2nd
Peter Snell displaying his powerful leg muscles
Athletes represented New Zealand, wearing black singlet with silver fern, who were coached by Lydiard: from back left: Ray Puckett-Barry Magee-Murray Halberg-Peter Snell-Jeff Julian-Merv Hellier. Front left: Bill Baillie-Ernie Haskell-Arthur Lydiard-Colin Lousich-Lawrie King
Team Lydiard; at 1960 Rome Olympics, 5 out of total 9 track & field athletes representing New Zealand were Lydiard runners: from left: Murray Halberg (5,000m)-Ray Puckett (marathon)-Barry Magee (marathon)-Arthur Lydiard-Peter Snell (800m)-Jeff Julian (marathon)
Japan's Toshihiko Seko, right, jogging with his teammate, Nanae Sasaki
Arthur Lydiard giving specific workout instruction to Denmark's Loa Olafsson
Young Murray Halberg, left, with Oregon's Bill Bowerman in Philadelphia in 1954 after Ben Franklin Mile
Greater Boston Track Club teammates, Bob Hodge, left, and Greg Meyer
Lydiard, left, running with Ray Puckett at 1958 New Zealand marathon championships
Dick Quax winning NZ Games 5,000m in Auckland in 1975, beating two great African runners; Suleiman Nyambui and Henry Rono
Peter Snell, left, with Five Circles' supporter, Bruce Johnson, the inventor of the Breathe Right Nasal Strip, during Snell's MN lecture in 2003 organized by Five Circles
Anne Audain winning the 1990 Lilac Bloomsday, her 7th victory
Aoyama-Gakuin University's Yuya Ando winning prestegous Hakone Ekiden Road Relay. As of 2020, the team had won Hakone Ekiden 5 times
Toshinari Takaoka, right, with Coach Bob Sevene who led Joan Beinoit to her historic first women's Olympic marathon gold medal in 1984
One of the latest Lydiard stand-out runners: Mika Tanaka set the 50-year-old age group Japanese records for 1,500m, 3,000m, and 5,000m the summer of 2020; added a half marathon record 2 months later, training the Lydiard Way
American Ultrarunning Hall of Famer, Frank Bozanich: "I was self-coached so I read (Lydiard's) book and adapted it." He ran 100yds in 10.2, sub-50 for 400m; ran 100-miler in 15:17.20.
Murray Halberg (left) and Bill Baillie. Fearless competitors, firely rivalry between the two; great friends off the competition.
Another steeplechaser champion employing the Lydiard training system: Emma Coburn, clearing a hurdle beautifully
Dr. Peter Snell lecturing the Lydiard system of training in Japan in 2008, organized and managed by Five Circles
Young Arthur Lydiard in early 1970s for a promotional photo shoot for German's EB shoes
Japan's Toshihiko Seko (#5) trailing Djubouti's Ahmed Salah in 1986 Chicago Marathon. Seko won easily in 2:08:27.
America's Steve "Pre" Prefontaine, a primarily 5,000m runner, leads Finland's Pekka Vasala (#180) in a 1,500m race in Oslo, Norway, 5 weeks before Vasala wins 1972 Munich Olympic 1,500m gold medal (*Watch the race HERE)
The Face of Boston Marathon--"Boston Billy", Bill Rodgers, the winner of 1975, 78, 79 and 80 Boston Marthon, setting American record twice (75 and 79)
Reiko Tosa of Japan, at 2006 Boston Marathon, has time to encourage the Team Hoyt with a pat on the back while leading the women's elite runners
Olympic marathon champion, Frank Shorter leads Greater Boston Track Club's Bill Rodgers (#5) and Finland's Lasse Viren (#3) in 1977 Peachtree 10k
Toni Hodgkinson (#3615) in the heat of 800m at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Murray Halberg, left, and Peter Snell jogging around the Olympic village at 1960 Rome Olympic Games
Terry Manners (#3) and Pekka Paivarinta (#2) at 1974 Fukuoka Marathon; both influenced by Lydiard
Young Pat Clohessy winning 1962 NCAA 3-mile while attending University of Houston. Clohessy was one of Lydiard's first "international" pupils
At 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games: from left to right, Dick Brown-Dick Quax-Suzy Favor Hamilton-Nobby Hashizume
Aoyama-Gakuin's Coach Susumu Hara getting the "victory toss" after the team won 2015 Hakone Ekiden. They had won Hakone 5 times (as of 2020). Coach Hara is a huge Lydiard fan!
Marie O'Leary of Running Niche in St. Louis, MO, improving her half marathon time by 5-minutes, her marathon time by 12-minutes to her first sub-3 with 2:58 using Lydiard Running Wizard plan
Emma Coburn, one of the best female 3,000m steeplechasers in the world going over the hurdle in the familiar position--in the lead
Lasse Viren of Finland winning first of his 4 Olympic races; in 1972 Munich Olympics 10,000m
The first book every written on "Jogging": "Run For Your Life--Jogging with Lydiard" by Garth Gilmour in 1963
Arthur Lydiard--the coach of every runner--with Wellington Joggers Club members
Medal Ceremony of 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 800m: Peter Snell (1st) with Crothers (2nd) and Kiprugut (3rd)
Bill Rodgers on his way to the first of his 4 Boston Marathon titles with his hand-written (BOSTON: GBTC) T-shirts
Arthur Lydiard's old house--starting and finishing point of famous Waiatarua 22-mile circuit--5 Wainwright Ave., Owairaka
Murray Halberg, right, nipping over England's Bruce Tulloh, left, in a 3-mile race
Vicki Huber making the US Olympic 1,500m team for Atlanta under the guidance of Dick Brown with the Lydiard Way
Anne Audain's autograph card by Nike in the 1980s--Anne was the first Nike-sponsored female runner
America's Bill Rodgers (far left) and Frank Bozanich (far right) on the test run at 1975 Fukuoka Marathon
Alison Roe on her way to 1981 Boston Marathon victory: Tom Derderian (#305), the Boston Marathon historian and the coach of Greater Boston Track Club chasing.
Lydiard, middle, running with his young proteges on the iron-sand beach in north of Auckland, New Zealand
Arthur Lydiard lecturing during his tour around New Zealand for Rothmans in the 1960s
At 2017 Boston Marathon: Nick Willis (right), after winning BAA Invitational Mile in 4:13.2, with 1967 champion, fellow Kiwi, Dave McKenzie
Japan's Yuki Kawauchi setting Personal Best of 8:01.42 for 3,000m at the age of 34 in June 2021 after running 2:07:27 PR at Lake Biwa Marathon in March
Young Ray Puckett competing for Owairaka team, the harrier club Lydiard started, on (seemingly?) Lovelock track
Murray Halberg setting the world record in the 3-mile in Stockholm
Jon Sinclair, one of the pioneers of US road racers, coached by John Davies, winning an 8k race in Portland, OR
Arthur Lydiard's Converse Equinox. Lydiard developed this Equinox (training shoes) and Thunderbolt (racing shoes) for Converse in 1984. Note "anatomically correct" (as Lydiard calls it) curve. Personally these were one of my all-time favorite shoes.
Lydiard encouraging a runner to push off and lift his knee--any runner of any level will benefit reasonable knee lift to avoid shuffling action
Anne Audain running side-by-side with Frank Shorter; the picture is autographed by Frank for Anne
Toshinari Takaoka, the former Japanese marathon record holder (2:06:16) with Coach Miho Ichikawa who demonstrates Lydiard hill training exercises for Nobby's book in 2020
At Dick Quax's wedding: Peter Davis (left) as Bestman and Nobby Hashizume (right) as Groomsman
Anne Audain winning her 5th Lilac Bloomsday title in 1986; she would win 2 more in 1988 and 1990
One of the earliest "jogging" classes in the USA: Oregon's Bill Bowerman, far right, bringing the "concept of jogging", taught by Arthur Lydiard, to US in 1963
Coach Arthur Lydiard consulting with Denmark's middle distance star in the 1970s, Tom Hansen
Arthur Lydiard giving a few words of encouragement to the future double Olympic medalist, Nick Willis
Johannes Kudahl (left) with Arthur Lydiard (middle) and injured Niels Kim Hjorth, a 3:36-1,500m runner from Denmark
Coach Mark Wetmore of University of Colorado (left), one of the most successful US coaches employing the Lydiard Principles, with his hero, Peter Snell
Anne Audain right after she set the world 5,000m record (her first attempt at the distance) celebrating with her coach, John Davies
Dick Quax (#33) running along-side of multiple world recored holder, Henry Rono (#38) with America's Marty Liquori behind him
Legendary Arthur Lydiard with Boston's legendary Coach Bill Squires during Lydiard's final US lecture tour 2004 organized by Five Circles
On 9/2/1960 at Rome Olympics, Peter Snell nipped then the world record holder, Roger Moens, in the final 20m to win the gold medal in men's 800m, igniting the legend of Arthur Lydiard and his training method (*Watch the race HERE)
An hour after Snell won his first gold medal, Murray Halberg (#84) starting at the back of the pack but finished first to claim his gold medal from Grodotzki (#277) and Zimny (#523) in the 5,000m, giving "the Lydiard System" 2 gold medals in an hour (*Watch the race HERE)
After they won the gold medals--Peter Snell, left, for 800m; Murray Halberg, right, for 5,000m at 1960 Rome Olympic
A rare photo of Snell and Halberg celebrating the moment at Stadio Olympico (courtesy: Peter Snell)
Nobby Hashizume with Arthur Lydiard in New York in 2004
South Africa's Zola Budd breaking the world record for 5,000m as a 17-year-old, running barefoot
Greg Meyer (#3) and Benji Durden (#6) battling it out in the 1983 Boston Marathon. Meyer went on to win with Durden 3rd.
Statue of Joan Benoit-Samuelson and Bill Rodgers at Bix 7-miler in Davenport, Iowa
Steve Hoag of Minnesapolis, coached by Ron Daws with the Lydiard Way, finished 2nd to Bill Rodgers' American record at 1975 Boston Marathon
Toshihiko Seko (#9), Takeshi Soh (#11) and Shigeru Soh (#8) at the final 200m of 1979 Fukuoka Marathon. They made the Japanese Olympic Team but Japan boycotted the Games
Alan Thompson, left, and Ian Ferguson of New Zealand; multi Olympic medalists in kayaking events: they both employed the Lydiard method of training for 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games
Marty Liquori handily takes over the victory from Matt Centrowitz (sr.) and 2 Russians for USA-USSR meet 5,000m
Peter Snell, middle, as an 800m runner, going over 22-mile Waiatarua circuit with 2 marathon runners, Jeff Julian, left, and Barry Magee, right
South Korea's Lee Bong-Ju (#1832) being sandwitched by Kenya's Eric Waninaina (#1819) and South Africa's Josia Thugwane who would go on to win the gold with silver to Bong-Ju and bronze to Wainaina (*Watch the race HERE)
America's Steve Scott (#938) pushing the pace in the final of 1984 Los Angels Olympic 1,500m final. England's Sebastian Coe (#359) wins.
Two 1,500m runners who broke Jim Ryun's world record at Christchurch (in 1974): John Walker (#14) and Filbert Bayi (#6) here compete in a 7-mile cross country race
Arthur Lydiard with Barbara Bowerman in 1997 in Eugene, OR
Cathy Schiro (O'Brien) winning New Hampsher Meet of the Champions in her senior year at Dover High School (in Lydiard Thunderbolt!)
Coachi Yoshio Koide, middle, at his runners "reunion": to his right is Hiromi Suzuki (1997 World Marathon Champion), to his left Yuko Arimori (silver mrdal 1992, bronze in '96), far right is Naoko Takahashi (2000 gold medal, first woman sub 2:20)
At the award ceremoney for 1960 Rome Olympics 800m: left to right, Roger Moens (silver)-Peter Snell (gold)-George Kerr (bronze)
Deena Kaster finishing 3rd at Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia 2014 in the world masters record in 1:09:35
Japan's legendary coach, Kiyoshi Nakamura's book: "Discover, Nurture, Let 'em Grow"
Arthur Lydiard giving advice freely to a young runner at Mead High School girls cross-country team in Spokane, WA, on his final US lecture tour in 2004
1979 Hood Freedom Trail Run: Bill Rodgers (#1)-Alberto Salazar (#2)-Bob Hodge (#3)-Mike Roche-Randy Thomas (#14). Salazar wins with Rodgers 2nd
Bob Hodge (#13) leading the eventual winner, Dick Quax in 1980 Nike OTC Marathon
Arthur Lydird in 1980s during his running camp in the USA
Bill Baillie (#7), leading Ray Puckett (#10) and Barry Magee (behind Baillie) where he set the world 1-hour and 20,000m records; #6 is Japan's Kokichi Tsuburaya who went on to win the bronze medal in 1964 Tokyo Olympic Marathon
Peter Snell (#466) winning his 3rd Olympic gold medal in the 1964 Tokyo Games 1,500m with John Davies (#467) 3rd
Frank Shorter showing 2 of his 4 Fukuoka Marathon gold medals at his new home in Falmouth, MA
Arthur Lydiard with Steve Bobenhouse, the (former) owner of Fitness Sports in Des Moines, Iowa, during Arthur's 1999 lecture tour
Ryan Hall on his way to winning the 2004 USA Olympic Marathon Trial in New York Central Park
Dick Quax in action!! Working with his favorite Weber for grilled chicken for his guest.
Coach Susumu Hara, a big Lydiard proponent, after his team at Aoyama-Gakuin University's 6th victory at 2022 Hakone Ekiden
Bill Rodgers (#1) and Gary Bjorklund (#17) share the lead at 1978 New York City Marathon. Rodgers would win in 2:12:12. This is Rodgers' 3rd of the 4 victories at New York
The statue that captures the moment John Walker wins the gold medal in 1976 Montreal Olympic 1,500m (although he was wearing adidas spikes, not Nike) at Manurewa Central School
Without this man, there wouldn't have been John Walker's statue. Coach Arch Jelley receiving the "Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit" from the Governor General (photo courtesy of Larry Wiechern)
Arthur Lydiard's first athlete as a "coach": Lawrie King, who won Auckland junior 2-mile title in 1945
The book written by Dr. Ernst van Aaken of Germany on "aerobic-base" training
Professor Shoichiro Takenaka who translated the original "Run to the Top" in Japanese, who completed in the 1932 L.A. Olympic Games as a 19-year-old
Ray Puckett (#21) and Barry Magee (#29) with Jeff Julian trailing in the 1964 New Zealand marathon championships/Tokyo Olympic Trial
1964 Tokyo Olympic 10,000m; Barry Magee (#471) was suffering with plantar fasciitis and finished 23rd. #795 is Kokichi Tsuburaya who would win the bronze medal in the marathon.
The Golden Era of New Zealand track: Peter Snell, Bill Baillie, John Davies--Olympic medalists, world record holders competing in a local race
Rex Maddaford representing New Zealand at the World Cross Country Championships
At Arthur Lydiard Classic at South Point High School, OH, in 2013: from left, Nobby Hashizume-Barry Magee-Harold Smith and his granddaughter, Makinzie-Bill Baillie-Bob Schul
Three 1960 Rome Olympic medalists (from left: Magee=bronze, Halberg=gold, Snell=gold) with their coach, Arthur Lydiard and the youngster, Gary Philpott (far right)
Men's and Women's champion of the 2017 Fifth Avenue Mile; New Zealand's Nick Willis and USA's Jenny Simpson, both Lydiard-trained runners
Douglas Wakiihuri (left) receiving the Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya from the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta (middle) in December, 2021
Young Anne Garrett (Audain), at the age of 18, in the Scottish track suits, with the 10,000m champion, Richard Tayler at the 1974 Commonwealth Games
Yuki Kawauchi finishing the 75th and the final Fukuoka Marathon in 2021
Old teammates of "Team Lydiard", Barry Magee, left, and Ray Puckett
Pete Pfitzinger who now resides in New Zealand and who received WA's Legend Award on be half of the late Arthur Lydiard in 2019, showing off his new spike shoes at the 1986 USA T&F championships
Ray Puckett winning the 1958 New Zealand marathon championships as a 21-yeaer-old with his coach, Arthur Lydiard, finishing second
Dick Quax, right, visiting University of Minnesota Athletic Department with Coach Roy Griak, left, and Coach Steve Plasencia, middle, in 2003
At 1978 Fukuoka Marathon with the defending champion, Bill Rodgers (#1) leads the eventual winner, Toshihiko Seko (#9). #25 is Toshiaki Kamata
Murray Halberg (#84) heading for the victory at 1960 Rome Olympics 5,000m with German's Grodotzki (#277) and Poland's Zimny (#523)
When and where it all started: the official poster of the XVII Olympic Games in Rome in 1960
Arthur Lydiard's famous "curved" last shoes. This is for Converse's A•B series in 1986. These were the last commercial shoes developed by Arthur Lydiard available to plubic.
Half way into 1977 Kyoto Marathon: Bill Rodgers (#1) wins easily with Akio Usami (#4) finishing 4th
Arthur Lydiard, left, with W. Carmichael, the president of Gisborne Athletic Club at Station 2XG
Peter Snell winning 880 yards at Santry Stadium in Dublin, beating Ron Delaney and Herb Elliott (#11) in 1960
Marty Liquori on the cover of 1980 April issue of "The Runner" magazine
Dick Quax, left, with a good friend, Somalia's world 1,500m champion, Abdi Bile, at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Former Japanese marathon record holder, Toshinari Takaoka, enjoying a 5k "Run with the Elite" Fun Run along Sanami River in 2021
John Davies (#4) leads Peter Snell (#12) in a 1,500m race at White City in 1965 won by Czechoslovakia's Joseph Odlozil with Davies close 2nd and Snell 7th
Steve Hoag holding the second place trophy from the 1975 Boston Marathon with his wife, Geri, and his supporting friends in Boston
2007 Osaka T&F World Championships women's marathon: #12 Kenya's Ndereba wins gold with Japan's Reiko Tosa (#8) wins bronze medal
Medal ceremony of 1964 Tokyo Olympics Marathon: Basil Heatley of England (2nd)-Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia (1st) and Kokichi Tsuburaya of Japan (3rd)
Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion, Richard Tayler, trailing "Pre", Steve Prefontaine of USA in an indoor race
Frank Shorter on his way to his 3rd Fukuoka Marathon title in 1973: in this particular race, he covered the first 5k in 14:36, unheard of back in those days!!
New Zealand's Jack Lovelock winning 1936 Berlin Olympic 1,500m. Lydiard learnt the "art of peaking" from Lovelock
Anne Audain of Auckland leading Dianne Zorn-Rodger in 1976 New Zealand Championshiops 1,500m
Arthur Lydiard with Heidi Rodale, the Director of Rodale Books (Runner's World) at 2004 New York City Marathon Runner's World party
Award Ceremony for 1975 Fukuoka Marathon: Canada's Jerome Drayton wins with Australia's Dave Chettle, left, second and America's Bill Rodgers, right, third
Ecstatic spectators/officials carry Juha Vaatainen after he won European Championships 10,000m
Frank Shorter, left, and Bill Rodgers "jogging" the final 6-miles to take 1-2 spots at the 1976 USA Olympic Marathon Trial
Arthur Lydiard winning 1951 Auckland marathon championships in 2:41
"Running The Lydiard Way" the USA version in 1978
Dick Quax (#1) taking the lead from Bob Hodge (#13) at the 1980 Nike OTC Marathon. Couldn't identify the lady in the 3rd place...
Fellow Michigan runner, Steve Bourne, left, with the legendary MI high school coach, Don Lukens, a close personal friend of Arthur Lydaird and the author of "Lydiard for High School Runners" article in the Noteworthy page
Peter Snell, left, presenting the 2012 Male Performance of the Year Award to the Olympic champion and the current 800m world record holder, David Rudisha of Kenya at the IAAF Gala
1962 Team Lydiard for Europian tour: from top left: Barry Magee-Gary Philpott-Murray Halberg. front row left: Peter Snell-Arthur Lydiard and Phil Costello
Coach Mark Wetmore advising the world steeplechase champion, Emma Coburn
Toshinari Takaoka, former Japanese national marathon record holder (2:06:16) winning 2005 Tokyo Marathon
Anne Audain on her "reunion" with the "Joy of Running Together" statues at Spokane's Riverfront Park for Lilac Bloomsday
Japan's Yuko Arimori winning the silver medal in 1992 Barcelona Olympic women's marathon
Arthur Lydiard at New York clinic during his final 2004 US Lecture Tour--in his final month but still intense with burning spark in his eyes
Japan's Toshihiko Seko doing the "most important part of his training"--jogging
All the competitors at 1962 Wanganui mile world record (3:54.4) run at Cook's Garden and their autographs: (from left) Alan Parkinson-Albie Thomas (Australia)-Peter Snell-Bruce Tulloh (England)-Murray Halberg-Earnie Cunliffe-Barry Cossar (pace setter) (*Watch the race HERE)
1964 Tokyo Olympics 10,000m: Mamo Walde leads; Ron Clarke (#12); Billy Milles (#722); Gerry Lindgren (#721); Mohammed Gammoudi (#615); Japan's Tsuburaya (#795); Kenya's Temu (#390) with Murray Halberg in all black uniform behind Temu (*Watch the race HERE)
Getting into the Heartbreak Hills in the 1978 Boston Marthon: eventual winner, Bill Rodgers (#3) with Kevin Ryan (#11) and Esa Tikkanen (#12)
Anne Audain over her favorite running ground--Waiheke Island's rolling hills in New Zealand
Local New Zealand beer named after John Walker and in honor of his first sub-3:50 mile: "Warka 349". The number represent "1" Olympic gold medal and "2" silver and "1" bronze medals from Commonwealth Games
John Davies, right, leading Bill Baillie (seemingly Bob Schul behind them???)
Arthur Lydiard with Mifuyu Komatsu who translated "Running with Lydaird" in Japanese in 1992
Anne Audain relaxing with Coach John Davies
Rob de Castella leading Kunimitsu Itoh of Japan in 1981 Fukuoka Marathon
Arthur Lydiard's headshot in 1987 for Converse AB Series promotional brochure
Dick Quax winning World Games 5,000m in Auckland, NZ, in 1975, beating future (1980) Olympic silver medalist, Tanzania's Suleiman Nyambui
Larry Wiechern, an 800m stand-out, winning an 800m race in New Caledonia in the early 1970s
Arthur Lydiard enjoying home-brew beer while young Joanne (Larry Wiechern's daughter) doesn't look ammused
Japan's legendary marathon hero, Toshihiko Seko, carrying the Olympic torch for 2020 (+1) Tokyo Olympics through his hometown of Yokkaichi-city, Mie Prefecture
New Zealand's Allison Roe (F2) running side-by-side with Norway's Grete Waitz (F1) at the start of 1981 New York City Marathon
Kenji Kimihara, at the age of 75, completed his 74th marathon for his 50th anniversary of winning Boston Marathon in 4:53:14 with the bib number 1966 representing the year he won it
Bob Hodge (left), Tom Fleming (middle) and Randy Thomas (right), running with local Japanese runners before Ohme 30k road race in 1981
Vic Reeve of University of Oregon, left, towing with Bill Baillie at the start of 4 X 1-mile relay in Western Springs in 1963
The face of a champion: Barry Magee
Minnesota's Gary Bjorklund, right, narrowly nipped Japan's Hideki Kita, in a 10,000m race in Japan in 1977
The Brooks shoes developed by the Olympic champion, John Walker, "RT-1"
The American middle distance star in the 1980s, the silver medalist in the 1983 Helsinki World Championships 1,500m, Steve Scott (#11)
Half way into the 1971 Fukuoka Marathon: eventual winner, Frank Shorter, in the middle with "FLORIDA" singlet; #6 is Akio Usami, the defending champion (1970); #4 is Kenny Moore; Terry Manners (#12) and Jon Robinson drifting back.
Japanese translation of "Running with Lydiard"; co-translated with Nobby Hashizume and Mifuyu Komatsu
Frank Shorter on his way to his 4th Fukuoka Marathon victory, dropping East German's Ekhart Lesse in 1974
Another world champion marathon runner Coach Koide produced: Hiromi Suzuki, the 1997 Athens World Championships marathon gold medalist
John Davies leading Peter Snell in the mile race
Two Bostn legends: Coach Bill Squires (left) with "Boston Billy" Bill Rodgers (courtesy: Paul Clerici)
Arthur Lydiard for the Converse Equinox promotional photo in 1984
Ultra-running legend, Frank Bozanich (right) warming up with Japan's Akio Usami before 1975 Ohtsu Mainichi (=Lake Biwa) Marathon
Yuko Arimori of Japan, placing 3rd in her life-time best of 2:26:39 at 1999 Boston Marathon
Kenya's Douglas Wakiihuri (2nd), left, shaking hands with Japan's Toshihiko Seko (9th) after completing the 1988 Seoul Olympics Marathon
Dick Quax competing in a 10,000m race in Auckland, New Zealand
Peter snell's classic biography: "No Bugles, No Drums"
Dr. Dick Brown with 2 girls he was coaching: Marla Runyan (legally blind runner, 2-time Olympian in 2000/2004) and Vicki Huber (2-time Olympian 1988/1996) in 1997
Kerry Roger, Bill Roger's son, competing in a cross country race for Manurewa Club in 1984. He would go on to represent NZ for Commonwealth Games ('86 & '90) and World Championships ('91)
Jeff Julian, twice Olympic marathon representative for New Zealand (1960 and 1964), competing in a cross country race, demonstrating a fence-clearing technique
Two Olympians; Dick Quax, left, with Jeff Galloway at Jeff's store, "Phidippides", in Atlanta, GA, in 1996
An epic athletic biography of a great champion, Richard Tayler: "Golds Aren't Easy"
Nobby Hashizume, middle, with Bill Baillie (left) and Barry Magee (right) at the 2013 Arthur Lydiard Classic at South Point, OH
Australia's Rob de Castella after winning the 1981 Fukuoka Marathon in the world best time of 2:08:18
Greater Boston Track Club's Bob Hodge heading for the finish of the 1981 Falmous road race
Early stage of 1979 Boston Marathon: Kevin Ryan (#6), Garry Bjorklund (#15) with Bob Hodge between them; Dickie Mahoney (#48) with Toshihiko Seko right behind him; Bill Rodgers (#1) with Don Kardong right behind him (*Watch the race HERE)
Japan's Toru Terasawa, who would break Abebe Bikila's then-world record of 2:15:16 in the spring of 1963, presenting a gift to the New Zealand marathon team; Jeff Julian-Ivan Keats-Ray Puckett. Arthur Lydiard is far left in the back
Kim Smith of Providence/New Zealand leading the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships
Arthur Lydiard and Loa Olafsson who held the unofficial women's 10,000m world record (courtesy: Loa McNeese)
Olafsson performing bounding drill under the watchful eyes of Coach Lydiard
Yuya Yoshida, left, after winning 2020 Fukuoka Marathon in 2:07:05 with his coach, Katsuhiko Hanada who was the student of Kiyoshi Nakamura
A rare pictur of Arthur Lydiard with semi-long hair (!!) with his young proteges in the mid-1970s
Naoko Takahashi of Japan, coached by Yoshio Koide, winning the gold medal in 2000 Sydney Olympic women's marathon
Australia's Craig Mottram, coached by Nic Bideau: one of the most exciting "non-African" runners in the 1990s-2000
Coach Bill Bowerman, having learnt the concept of "jogging" brought the idea of aerobic running to his runners at University of Oregon in 1960s
Briton's Jon Brown finishing 4th in Athens Olympic Marathon; he also finished 4th in 2000
Heather Thompson (Matthews) of Manurewa Club leading Anne Audain. Lydiard coached Heather to her silver medal performance at 1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games 3,000m.
Arthur Lydiard explaining the importance of good knee lift to joggers group in Anderson Park in Wellington, New Zealand in 1975
Yuko Arimori of Japan, coached by Yoshio Koide, running third place at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Marathon; she won the silver medal in 1992 also.
Yoko Shibui, a 2:19:41 marathon runner, with Coach Yoshio Koide who was the coach of her coach, Shigeharu Watanabe
Japan's Kenji Kimihara who had won the silver medal at 1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon would finish 5th here at 1972 Munich Olympic marathon
Jon Sinclair (#2) running between US Olympian, Ed Eyestone (#14) and Finnish Olympian, Martti Vainio (#34) at 1986 Lilac Bloomsday which Jon won for the second time
Jon Sinclair and Anne Audain, both coached by John Davies in the Lydiard Way. They won 1983 and 1986 Lilac Bloomsday together; as well as Peachtree 10k (1982) and VA 10-miler (1984)
Three gentlemen who stood on the medal podium of 1964 Tokyo Olympics 1,500m: (from left) John Davies, Joseph Odlozil and Peter Snell
Adam and Kara Goucher, both of whom coached by Mark Wetmore during their CU days, performing interval workout together
Arthur Lydiard with Loa Olaffeson of Denmark (courtesy: Loa McNeese)
1975 New Zealand World Games 5,000m: Henry Rono leads with Suleiman Nyambui and Dick Quax follow
1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon bronze medalist, Mike Ryan, an outstanding masters runner for Manurewa Club in Auckland
Final tune-up 1,200m Time Trial before September 2nd, 1960 Rome Olympic 800m/5,000m races; Peter Snell, left; Murray Halberg, lane one; Arthur Lydiard with a stopwatch on the right (courtesy: Peter Snell)
Dick and Dick: Dick Quax, left, with Dr. Dick Brown, right
A local New Zealand beer named after Anne Audain: "Audacious". Two number "1"s represent 1 gold medal (1982 in 3,000m) and 1 silver medal (1986 in 10,000m) at Commonwealth Games.
A portrait of two champions: Murray Halberg, left, with Peter Snell, right
Peter Snell running around Imperial Palace early in the morning in Tokyo, Japan (in 2008)
Deena Kastor winning 2006 London Marathon, breaking 2:20 to set still standing American record of 2:19:36
Minnesotan, Ron Daws' second book, "Running Your Best" published in 1985
Coach Arch Jelley, right, with Grahame Douglas who introduced John Walker to Coach Jelley
Anne Audain celebrating her world 5,000m record with her adoptive mother, Valerie Garrett
Rotorua's Michael Voss, right, celebrates the 2021 Rotorua Marathon victory with his coach, Kim Stevenson
Japanese marathon legend, Akio Usami, left, with Dr. Peter Snell during Snell's 2008 lecture tour in Japan
Usami (#6) on his way to the first Japanese victory at Fukuoka Marathon in 1970. #6 is Kenny Moore who set the USA record of 2:11:36
Murray Halberg setting the world 2-mile record of 8:30 at Jyvaeskyla, Finland, in 1961
Ray Puckett's first autograph in his life, after winning the New Zealand marathon title in 1958
Bill Bowerman, left, shaking hands with Arthur Lydiard with Barbara Bowerman watching over at the 1997 Prefontaine Classic
Naville Scott "jogging" over 3-hours at Yosemite National Park in 1965
Young Nick Willis (still in high school) on the cover of February/March 2001 issue of New Zealand Runner magazine