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Canadian Running Magazine’s Community Pillar of the Year: Rob Reid

Canadian Running Magazine’s Community Pillar of the Year: Rob Reid

Christopher Kelsall December 22, 2014 0

  Rob Reid, owner of Frontrunners Footwear in Victoria, was selected for this award because of his dedication to the running community as well as his broad-based efforts with local and international outreach work in

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Paula Radcliffe’s world record in the marathon (2:15:25) is no longer an outlier performance

Paula Radcliffe’s world record in the marathon (2:15:25) is no longer an outlier performance

Christopher Kelsall December 20, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Eleven years after England’s Paula Radcliffe broke her own marathon world record with her 2:15:25 performance, during the 2003 London Marathon, there continues to be significant discussion in

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United States Anti-Doping Agency Does the Right Thing

United States Anti-Doping Agency Does the Right Thing

Christopher Kelsall December 18, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) got it right Wednesday, December 17th, when they announced the banning American sprint coach and former athlete John Drummond for eight years. Drummond

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Agenda 2020: 10,000m, 200m, Shot-put and Race-walk are staying in the Olympics

Agenda 2020: 10,000m, 200m, Shot-put and Race-walk are staying in the Olympics

Christopher Kelsall December 17, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Recently, the focus from sports media on race-walking has unfortunately been all about whether the event will survive to see another Olympics after the Rio 2016 Games. Media

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Is the Sport of Athletics at Great Risk, Citing the latest apparent damning evidence of extortion, bribery, PEDS and Cover-ups?

Is the Sport of Athletics at Great Risk, Citing the latest apparent damning evidence of extortion, bribery, PEDS and Cover-ups?

Christopher Kelsall December 16, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Recently, German television station WRD/ARD aired a three-part documentary on apparent systematic Russian doping and cover-ups and extortion by members of the Russian Anti-doping Agency (RUSADA). There are

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Kevin Sullivan Ran the Honolulu Marathon

Kevin Sullivan Ran the Honolulu Marathon

Christopher Kelsall December 15, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated One of Canada’s all-time great middle-distance runners – now retired – Kevin Sullivan from Branford, Ontario, ran the Honolulu Marathon today on a whim. He finished the race

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Bekele to run Standard Dubai Marathon

Bekele to run Standard Dubai Marathon

Christopher Kelsall December 15, 2014 0

Athletics Illustrated with files from Race News Service. Image credit: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon The Standard Dubai Marathon will host the world’s fastest runner over the 5,000 and 10,000m distances on Sunday, January 23rd. Kenenisa Bekele

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The Russian and IAAF drama continues amid more damning evidence

The Russian and IAAF drama continues amid more damning evidence

Christopher Kelsall December 12, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated See message board thread, here. Hajo Seppelt, the German journalist who was the first to report on the ease of purchasing performance enhancing drugs in Kenya while posing undercover

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Book Review: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled, by Nick Symmonds

Book Review: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled, by Nick Symmonds

Christopher Kelsall December 11, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Author: Nick Symmonds Title: Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled ISBN: 978-1-935270-32-4 Published by: Cool titles Category: Autobiography Pages: 230 Purchase the book, here. One of America’s all-time great half-milers, Nick Symmonds,

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Three IAAF Officials step down amid mass drug and bribary allegations

Three IAAF Officials step down amid mass drug and bribary allegations

Christopher Kelsall December 11, 2014 0

Athletics’ doping and corruption scandal caused three of the world governing body’s senior officials to quit on Thursday as it began to wake up to the explosive allegations levelled against it. The son of the

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