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An Interview with Tom Tellez (Part 3)

In this presentation England Athletics National Coach Mentor for 400m, Tony Hadley chairs a question and answer session with Tom Tellez.

Tom Tellez is a member of the U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Tellez has produced some of the greatest track and field performers in the history of the sport.

During his career Tellez coached: four-time NCAA champion and nine-time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis, former NCAA and Olympic 200-meter Gold Medalist Joe DeLoach, two-time NCAA champion and Olympic Silver medalist Kirk Baptiste and three-time NCAA champion, Olympic Bronze Medalist Frank Rutherford and Olympic Gold Medal winner and three- time NCAA champion and former world 100-meter record holder Leroy Burrell. Other athletes he has tutored include Olympic Gold Medal winners Mike Marsh, Michele Finn-Burrell and 2000 Olympic 200-meter sprinter Floyd Heard.

Between 1984 and 1996, six of the seven United States sprinters who won Olympic Gold Medals were coached by Tellez and seven of the USA’s overall 13 medals were claimed by his athletes.

Other parts in the series:

An Interview with Tom Tellez Part 1

An Interview with Tom Tellez Part 2

An Interview with Tom Tellez Part 4

An Interview with Tom Tellez Part 5

  • Uploaded: 11.01.2013
  • Duration: 00.20.39
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