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Sir Mo Farah leads sporting criticism of US immigration restrictions

Sir Mo Farah leads sporting criticism of US immigration restrictions

Dick Straight January 30, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Four-time Olympic athletics champion Sir Mo Farah has fiercely criticised United States President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order limiting immigration as the sports world seeks to understand possible consequences. It has, however,

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Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

Christopher Kelsall January 29, 2017 1

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Three-time Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen from Cambridge, ON (now Avon Lake, Ohio) opened up his indoor track season Saturday, January 28 with a 3,000-metre personal best performance of

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Canadian Men slow off the starting line for 2017 Top-20 list

Canadian Men slow off the starting line for 2017 Top-20 list

Dick Straight January 27, 2017 0

Doug Clement As the 2017 indoor track and field season is now underway, one has to comment on the disparity between the quality of the women’s performances compared the men’s marks. Seven women have recorded

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Isinbayeva attacks whistleblowers as IAAF Taskforce visit concludes

Isinbayeva attacks whistleblowers as IAAF Taskforce visit concludes

Christopher Kelsall January 25, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has launched a fierce attack on whistleblowers who have revealed details about alleged Russian doping. The 34-year-old, appointed head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

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Ryan Vail’s vital missing ingredient to athletics success

Ryan Vail’s vital missing ingredient to athletics success

Christopher Kelsall January 25, 2017 1

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Ryan Vail, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he had a stellar division 1 career, is currently one of America’s fastest marathon runners. He owns a

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More damning allegations made against Russia in latest ARD documentary

More damning allegations made against Russia in latest ARD documentary

Christopher Kelsall January 23, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Secret video footage supporting allegations that Russian coaches banned for doping offences are still working at professional level has featured in the latest documentary to be broadcast by German channel ARD.  German

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Erin Burrett interview – Cobble Hill 10K and marathon plans

Erin Burrett interview – Cobble Hill 10K and marathon plans

Christopher Kelsall January 23, 2017 0

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Society continues to make changes to TC10K

Society continues to make changes to TC10K

Christopher Kelsall January 19, 2017 0

See forum discussion, here>> With files from sister publication, Victoria Sports News The long-running TC10K race that takes place in Victoria, BC continues to herald in changes to the event with the latest announcement being that

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Thomas Puzey and Bailey Drewes Triumph at Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

Thomas Puzey and Bailey Drewes Triumph at Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

Dick Straight January 15, 2017 0

With most of the country in the throes of winter, thousands of runners took to the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe this weekend to participate in one of the American Southwest’s best races:

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IAAF not eager to restore Russia’s membership, according to Mutko

IAAF not eager to restore Russia’s membership, according to Mutko

Christopher Kelsall January 15, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has claimed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) does not seem keen to reinstate the country’s membership. The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), previously known as

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