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Kiplagats to take on the Great North Run

Kiplagats to take on the Great North Run

Christopher Kelsall August 30, 2014 0

Edna Kiplagat ran her way into the record books when she won the World Championship marathon in Moscow in August last year, becoming the first ever winner of back-to-back titles in the 26.2 mile

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Jared Connaughton Retires

Jared Connaughton Retires

Christopher Kelsall August 29, 2014 0

Athletics Canada OTTAWA – Two-time Olympic sprinter Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., officially announced his retirement today. Jared Connaughton steps off the track following an impressive career representing Canada on the International stage for

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Nicole Sifuentes is Expecting Great Things Going-Forward

Nicole Sifuentes is Expecting Great Things Going-Forward

Christopher Kelsall August 29, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Twenty-eight-year-old Winnipeg native Nicole Sifuentes (now lives in Michigan State), has had two, much-improved years of racing during both the 2013 and 2014 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

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How Nike Can Grow Its Women’s Business

How Nike Can Grow Its Women’s Business

Christopher Kelsall August 26, 2014 0

Interesting below, and link to the whole story, Forbes suggest to Nike how they can grow their women’s business. I guess they started with hiring Amy Montagne as the head of its women’s business,

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Five top-eight for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

Five top-eight for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated OTTAWA – The athletics squad competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China registered five top eight finishes. Tristian Slater of North Bay, Ont., Kyra Constantine of

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Jeremy Rae Interview

Jeremy Rae Interview

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Speed River Track and Field Club of Guelph, Ontario have recently recruited three athletes that plan to compete at their highest possible level after having graduated from their

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Meet the Mikhnevichs, Belarus’s Shot Put Power Couple

Meet the Mikhnevichs, Belarus’s Shot Put Power Couple

Dick Straight August 23, 2014 1

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated There is a fairly accurate and well-known aphorism that goes, “A couple that plays together; stays together.” So meet the Mikhnevichs. They are a married couple from Minsk,

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Due to drug cheating, Canadian Dylan Armstrong earns two international medals in 2014

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated On July 6th 2014 Canada’s greatest all-time shot putter, Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC, received the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships bronze medal.  Athletics Canada’s

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Nairobi may host world youth track and field championships 2017

Nairobi may host world youth track and field championships 2017

Dick Straight August 20, 2014 0

Athletics Kenya is in the process of bidding to host the World Youth Championships in Nairobi in 2017. The bidding process started in March 2014 when Athletics Kenya submitted to IAAF a letter of

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Bekele: Thoroughly a Modern Marathoner

Bekele: Thoroughly a Modern Marathoner

Dick Straight August 19, 2014 0

If a man sets a goal of breaking the course record in his first run over a marathon course, it would be wise for him to learn about the terrain before the starting gun

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