Hazel Clark's 9 Week Guide To Champion 800m Training

In American middle distance running, the Clark family is considered royalty. The youngest member of the clan, Hazel Clark, was a six-time U.S. champion, two-time Olympic Trials champion and three-time Olympian at 800m.

In 2000, Hazel, alongside her sister Joetta Clark Diggs (4-time Olympian, 21 straight years ranked in US Top 10) and her sister-in-law Jearl Miles Clark (5-time Olympian, US record-holder), represented the US in the 800m at the Sydney Olympics. All three women were coached by J.J. Clark, Joetta and Hazel's brother -- Jearl's husband -- and the current head coach at the University of Connecticut. Hazel, a graduate of Columbia High School (NJ) and a member of the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame, finished her career with an 800m PR of 1:57.99.

Hazel crafted a nine-week training regimen for MileSplit in 2018 to take 800m runners to the next level. Each group of weekly workouts is tailored for the 400m/800m runner as well as the 800m/1500m runner. 

Below are links to each of the nine-weeks breaking down the 7-day block of running workouts, drills, and recovery. 

Hazel Clark's 9 Week Guide To Champion 800m: