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2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Day 5

2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Day 5

Christopher Kelsall August 26, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated The morning session, as it is here in North America for the 2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships, witnessed a 400-metre final that was out of this

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Is Genzebe Dibaba a clean athlete?

Is Genzebe Dibaba a clean athlete?

Christopher Kelsall August 26, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated A question many people may be asking today is, is Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia a drug-free athlete? On Tuesday she won the 2015 Beijing world championships 1500-metre final

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2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: 800-metre Women’s Preview

2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: 800-metre Women’s Preview

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated There is plenty of competition left to go at the 2015 Beijing IAAF World Track and Field Championships. One of the more exciting events to go is the

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Guilty Russian drug cheat is permitted to compete early after “cooperating with WADA”

Guilty Russian drug cheat is permitted to compete early after “cooperating with WADA”

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to reduce guilty drug cheat Liliya Shobukhova’s doping ban. Shobukhova’s ban was originally for three years and two months for the marathoner.

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The Kenyans continue to dominate despite concerns after not medalling in the men’s marathon

The Kenyans continue to dominate despite concerns after not medalling in the men’s marathon

Christopher Kelsall August 24, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated If anyone was worried about what was happening to the Kenyans after day one, where in the men’s marathon the usual haul of medals did not happen, well

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Gold for Canada: Shawn Barber earns gold in the Pole Vault

Gold for Canada: Shawn Barber earns gold in the Pole Vault

Christopher Kelsall August 24, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Toronto’s Shawn Barber cleared his first four pole vault attempts to earn the gold medal at the world championships on Monday, clearing 5.90-metres. This is his first major

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2015 IAAF Track and Field Championships: Day 2, Bolt and Ennis-Hill win.

2015 IAAF Track and Field Championships: Day 2, Bolt and Ennis-Hill win.

Christopher Kelsall August 23, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton won her third silver medal in the heptathlon event, one indoors (pentathlon) in the 2014 Sopot, Poland world indoors and two outdoors in the 2013

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2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Day 1

2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Day 1

Christopher Kelsall August 22, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Day one at the 2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships came to a close with few surprises, but with a few favourites winning too. For example Mo Farah

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2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Women’s 10,000m Preview

2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships: Women’s 10,000m Preview

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2015 1

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated The 2015 IAAF World Track and Field Championships women’s 10,000m race takes place Monday, August 24th in the Bird’s Nest stadium. This is the same building that held

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Speed bumps: Why it’s so hard to catch cheaters in track and field

Speed bumps: Why it’s so hard to catch cheaters in track and field

Christopher Kelsall August 20, 2015 0

Here is an informative article by David Epstein explaining why it is difficult to catch drug cheats. Earlier this month, London’s Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD published a joint investigation on doping in track

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