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David Lease Interview

In this interview Michael Afilaka interviews David Lease on his coaching philosophy and his experiences coaching the sprints. For 24 years, David was one of the Great Britain National athletics coaches. During that period his responsibilities included high jump, 400m hurdles, combined events and team director of the British under 23 team. However he is better known as the personal coach to Jason Gardener, and the last person to coach a British male sprinter to a sub 10 performance. 

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Comments (2)

  1. Posted by Andrew Maclennan on 15/06/2010 at 12:41 AM

    Great interview. David is a coach who has obviously given a great deal of thought into the notion of learning from others as well as thinking and trying different approaches based on science. I like his idea of developing the athlete as a whole and I am sure he will continue to produce successful athletes.

  2. Posted by Anonymous on 19/04/2016 at 12:28 AM

    An ex-pupil of Mr Lease.
    The man is both a bully and a buffon. How he ever claimed to have “coached” Jason Gardner is beyond me as Jason had so much natural talent, drive and want to succeed that I think he’s riding off the back of Jason’s success. Ask any pupil of Culverhay school (what was) about the Kease family and they will tell you the same. I was one of his favourites too and this is what on reflection I truly think of him.

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