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12 / 10 / 2012
The 2012 edition of IFAC is bolstering with world class talent, as Dutch biomechanist Frans Bosch is the latest name who will be presenting in Glasgow on 26-28 October 2012.

Frans Bosch is professor of biomechanics and motor learning at Fontys University for Applied Science in the Netherlands, and will present a series of seminars at the International Festival of Athletics Coaching 2012 on running technique and the practical application of new knowledge in motor learning.

The Dutchman has been coaching in the field of athletics for over thirty years, working with elite sprinters and jumpers. His most notable work has been with the high-jumpers Wilbert Pennings (the current Dutch record holder for the event) and Tora Harris (former US high jump champion and World Student Games gold medallist). He is currently the sprint consultant to the Wales Rugby Team, who earlier this year claimed the Grand Slam at the 2012 Six Nations Championships.

Bosch has a unique approach to sprinting biomechanics and training, focusing on positive running with the ‘BK method’ which he co-developed with Ronald Klomp. The two also authored “Running: biomechanics and exercise physiology applied in practice,” widely regarded as one of the top sprinting resources for coaches worldwide.

Educated as a teacher in physical education, Bosch has since become one of the leading minds in sprinting biomechanics and motor learning. His talent in biomechanics has been developed from his wide ranging experiences including national jumps coach at the Royal Netherlands Track and Field Association (KNAU) from 2003-2006. He also served on his country’s Olympic staff at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and at the Athens Games in 2004.