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Posted: September 29, 2003

Athletics: Speed Development Congress to be held in November

Speed is at the basis of every athletic discipline be it track or field, sprints or long distances.

And Speed Development will be the subject of a forthcoming European Athletic Coaches Association Congress. Held in Malta between the 7th and 9th of November it will be bringing together a panel of experts in the area with the aim of discussing this subject.

A number of top coaches have confirmed their presence, including Jacques Piacenta who will explain the specifics of preparing elite female endurance sprinters and Mike McFarlane who will discuss male:female training variations.

Furthermore, EACA President Frank Dick will talk of the series of interdependent initiatives set up by the IAAF to establish professional and academic creditability for athletic coaches.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Ms Valerie Farrugia, the congress manager, on or

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