Lessons from László Tábori
Five things we can learn from the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile
By Bring Back the Mile, for Meter Magazine
When we interviewed László Tábori for Issue #04 of METER magazine, we sat down with him for more than two hours. Beyond his life story of how he came to be the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile, how he defected from Hungary to the USA and how he went on to coach world record holders and Boston Marathon winners, we got a fantastic insight into his philosophy on coaching, racing and life. If you’ve ever competed, these five principles will make you a better runner.
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#1 Anger is an energy
László: My second race was in the next town over and it was about 2K. With about half a kilometer to go, two guys behind and they clipped me. I took a dive and rolled over into the dust and mud. I was so upset that I got up saying bad words, like a little guy, and began to chase those two guys. I beat them. After that everything went smoothly.
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