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Mike Smith on Developing 400m Athletes

To call Mike Smith the British Clyde Hart might not be that much of an understatement.

Having coached the likes of Roger Black, Kris Akabusi, Iwan Thomas and Todd Bennett to international and olympic successes he is perhaps to greatest contributor to British success over the one lap event in the modern era. In this video for England Athletics Smith recounts some of his experiences and lessons he's learned from decades spent coaching elite athletes.

  • Uploaded: 25.08.2011
  • Duration: 00:47:10
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  1. Posted by Roger Wardale on 15/09/2012 at 11:11 PM

    Brilliant! For all his successes with the great, Mike has never lost ‘the common touch’: his awareness of what happens at grass-roots level with youngsters.
    His ability to make the complex simple is one of his greatest strengths in a sport that at times seems to be trying to do the reverse. Wonderful common-sense stuff!

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