Madiri coaches top UK sprinters

Mike McFarlane and Stan Madiri – each in their own right top international sprint coaches – are on track to producing the next generation of top British sprinters.

Stan Madiri: coaching the stars.
Stan Madiri: coaching the stars.

Working with some of the UK’s top junior sprinters, McFarlane and Madiri are more than adequately equipped to develop these potentials into the shining stars in British athletics.

Perhaps the most high profile of these future stars is Jodie Williams, the British and European number one junior in 100m and 200m. It was the father of the young sprinting sensation who sought out Madiri to develop Williams’ raw talent and it was Madiri who delivered her to sprint double victory at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy.

Now with McFarlane as the performance coach and Madiri as her speed coach, Williams has gone from victory in the 100m at the 2010 World Junior Champions, Moncton, Canada to another sprint double at this year’s European Junior Championships in Tallin, Estonia.

Zimbabwean-born Madiri, an Msc in Applied sports science, is an IAAF Elite coach and a UK Level IV performance coach – and as McFarlane describes him, “the master of Speed drills.” Madiri played a foundational role in the development of Williams, and now assists McFarlane as with all things ‘speed dynamics.’

One of his international protégés was an IAAF stars of future sprint hurdles winner to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Having served as a National coach for Zimbabwe and groomed 4 athletes for the 2004 Athens Olympics, Madiri is equally no stranger to the international arenas of athletics.

Madiri and McFarlane will be hosting a number of speed practical workshops and seminars at the 2011 edition of the International Festival of Athletics Coaching and will be sharing their knowledge and experiences of developing young sprinting talent and delivering them to senior performances on the world stage.

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