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How to build power, strength, and speed for the final kick:

How to build power, strength, and speed for the final kick:

The most shocking thing about Galen Rupp's silver medal in the Olympic 10,000 meters last summer was how he won it. Rupp had a reputation for not finishing strong, but in London, his ferocious speed in the final lap carried him past all but one of the world's top distance runners (his training partner, Mo Farah). Conventional wisdom says that fast finishers are born, not made—but Rupp and his coach, Alberto Salazar, proved otherwise. Here's how you, too, can sharpen your kick. TRAIN YOUR MIND Since 1921, nearly every male who set a 5000- and 10,000-meter world record accelerated in the last kilometer. The pattern is evidence that the brain withholds some energy during a race, releasing it when you're about to stop. To develop a stronger finish, you need to train your brain to release those reserves earlier. Gear-change workouts teach you to accelerate when you're tired, an...

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