The launch of a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the legacy of Arthur Lydiard, one of the world's greatest ever coaches, who died on 11 December 2004, aged 87, is to be assisted by the most legendary of his pupils. Peter Snell, the three-time Olympic middle distance running champion and multiple World record breaker of the 1960s, will be one of the key note speakers.
On Saturday 27 May 2006 at the ‘Bolder Boulder weekend’ in Boulder, Colorado, USA, the inaugural kickoff for the Lydiard Foundation will take place at the Boulder High School Auditorium.
Directors Nobby Hashizume and Lorraine Moller will spearhead the evening with the likes of Peter Snell, Rod Dixon, Dr. David Martin and Alan Culpepper speaking during the evening on the same stage that Arthur himself spoke on during his tour in December 2004.
USA Olympic team consultant Dr. David Martin, one of the country’s top physiologists and coaches will talk first on "The Do-do Rule and Other Laws" of training.
New Zealander Peter Snell, now a Ph.D exercise physiologist in Dallas, Texas will be next, speaking on "How slower running makes you faster."
There will also be a panel discussion that includes Olympic marathon bronze medallists Lorraine Moller and Rod Dixon, and two-time Olympian, Alan Culpepper.
The Lydiard Foundation, directed by Nobby Hashizume and Lorraine Moller, is a non-profit offering Lydiard Coaching Certification programmes around the world.
Greg Cunningham for the IAAF