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Christopher Kelsall

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

Like fine wine, Canadian women age well; lead Ottawa 10K

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated “Honestly, it has everything to do with how that race felt. Not the time or place. Nothing earth-shattering to anyone else but it was earth-shattering in my heart and mind, indescribable. Like listening...

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu to race Speed River Inferno and Harry Jerome Track Classic in June

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, Canada’s all-time greatest 800-metre runner, back after two years, raced the 1500-metre event at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ontario on May 18. She won in the time of 4:09.36. It...

Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over IAAF Doha World Championships

Papa Massata Diack, the son of the disgraced former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack, was charged with taking bribe money from Doha, Qatar, during their campaign to bid on the 2019 IAAF World...

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu to compete in the 800m at Harry Jerome Track Classic

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu got a good start on her comeback after taking time off to have a baby. On May 18 at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ontario, she won the women’s 1500-metre event in the time of 4:09.36. It...
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Rio Olympic marathon silver medallist and Kenyan national coach suspended

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Tuesday that Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain has been provisionally suspended for testing positive for the banned blood-boosting drug Erythropoietin (EPO). Kirwa took the silver medal position...

Ottawa 10km Attracts World Class Field

Paul Gains Ottawa is the only city in the world to have two IAAF Gold Label races on the same weekend and once again quality fields are the rule - not the exception. Some familiar names are on the 10km start...

France’s financial prosecutor calls for former IAAF President Diack to stand trial

Disgraced former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations Lamine Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack were accused of extortion, bribery, money laundering, and other financial crimes. Papa Massata Diack took personal payments as bribery for awarding world...

Harry Jerome Track Classic feature: Liz Gleadle

Paul Gains Liz Gleadle will be 31 on her next birthday and has been throwing the javelin for nearly half her life. It’s also been four years since she heaved her personal best of 64.83 metres and her body continues...

Pre Classic Women’s 3k Clash of Titans: Obiri, Hassan, Dibaba, Ayana – and Semenya!

Prefontaine Classic The greatest field of women distance runners ever assembled on American soil will step to the starting line for the Prefontaine Classic 3,000-meter race. And the field includes an intriguing wild card in Caster Semenya, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist and...

Humana Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon invites participants to kick off 2020 as registration...

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series announced today that registration for the 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place on Jan. 18 -19, 2020, is now open. Inclusive of the 5K and 10K and...