30 Jun '15, 1pm

4 tweaks to classic workouts that will help you nail a fast finish:

ON THE LONGCHAMP HORSE TRACK outside Paris in 1980, I watched Craig Virgin become the first, and only, American man to ever win the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. Earlier that day in the junior men's race, I had battled the same long grass, log jumps, and unruly crowds—a spectator's German shepherd had nipped at my knee—and finished a respectable third. With a half-mile to go in the senior men's race, Virgin looked like he would also have to console himself with a medal other than gold. Nick Rose from England led by 50 meters. But the thick turf and the fast early pace had taken its toll—as Rose's shoulders slumped and his bushy head bobbed, Virgin and Germany's Hans-Jurgen Orthmann took aim. Orthmann was first to pass Rose, who gamely fought back, but was soon dropped. Seconds later, Virgin passed Rose and swiftly narrowed the gap on Orthmann. The crowd had forme...

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