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Christopher Kelsall

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Runner, writer, race director, coach, website-guy and Lydiard advocate.

Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele set to go toe-to-toe in London Marathon

NN Running Team/Athletics Illustrated Coming off the second-fastest marathon of all time during the BMW Berlin Marathon this fall, Kenenisa Bekele has set a new goal for himself and will join the world’s fastest men in the streets of London,...

Four athletes from Ukraine, Kenya, Morocco and Qatar suspended

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated For the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), January has gotten off to a quick start and we are not talking about running speed, but the rate of which they are sanctioning athletes. The latest include...

Cameron Levins working with Victoria coach Jim Finlayson

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Cameron Levins, who left the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) more than two years ago, has been quietly working with Victoria’s Jim Finlayson. The fallout from coach Alberto Salazar's ban and the subsequent closure of...

Papa Massata Diack throws a Hail Mary pass to delay father’s trial

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated When the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said, "Every man is the son of his own works," he was not thinking of the Diacks - they both can only be identified by...
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2020 Pioneer 8K race video

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The 2020 Pioneer 8K that took place in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, Sunday, January 12 was the 41st running of the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club event. It was won by James Lam...

Disgraced former president of World Athletics Lamine Diack to face charges

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Lamine Diack is now set to face the music. The former president of World Athletics (International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF), will face charges related to money laundering, influence-trafficking and corruption during...
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Natalia Hawthorn interview- 2020 Pioneer 8K

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Natalia Hawthorn finished in second place in her first ever 8K road race. She stopped the clock at 26:49 while Julia Howley crossed the line in third at 28:34. Hawthorn will be competing at...
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Natasha Wodak interview – 2020 Pioneer 8K

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Natasha Wodak, a 2016 Rio Olympian and 2019 World Cross Country Championships competitor had a very strong race Sunday. She won for the seventh time with a 25:55 finish time – her second-best...
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Blair Johnston and Joel De Schiffart interview – Pioneer 8K

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Lam and teammates Blair Johnston, and Joel De Schiffart went 1-2-3 wearing matching adidas kits, that resemble a sprinter’s kit, sporting a gray abstract pattern. “We went after it because it gives you...
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James Lam interview – 2020 Pioneer 8K

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated James Lam, former Trinity Western University Spartans athlete, wasn’t too happy with his form at the national cross-country championships in Abbotsford in December. What a difference a few weeks of training can make...
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