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Christopher Kelsall

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

Richardson Leads Fast Prefontaine Classic Women’s 100

Prefontaine Classic The fastest woman in the world is poised to make her international debut at the Prefontaine Classic. The stellar field also includes the world’s most decorated women’s sprinter, last year’s No. 1 in the world as ranked by Track &...

Bruny Surin’s daughter to run Jerome

Gary Kingston Bruny Surin, the Canadian record holder in the 100 metres, has long been retired, but the 1996 Olympic relay gold medallist could still have a significant impact at tonight’s Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic at Swangard...

Michael Norman and Fred Kerley Ready to Rock Pre Classic 400

Prefontaine Classic Michael Norman will have everyone’s attention in the Prefontaine Classic 400 meters – likely no one more than Fred Kerley, last year’s world No. 1. This will be the first meeting for the two Americans since Kerley swept the NCAA and...

Cam Levins to return to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Paul Gains Running fans across the continent rejoiced last October when Cam Levins beat the 43-year-old Canadian marathon record with his stunning debut of 2:09:25 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. More excitement is, apparently, in the cards. Today, the...

A new lightness of being: Mo Ahmed’s national 5,000m record

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Out for a casual late morning run in suburban Saanich (Victoria, British Columbia), I happened upon Mo Ahmed who was returning from what may have been the easiest run of his life. So,...
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Brad Bickley interview at 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Brad Bickley won the 1500-metre event at the 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival. He ran 3:45, his personal best is 3:44. It was a strong performance as he is coming off of five-year hiatus from...
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Jessica Smith interview at 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Jessica Smith won the 1500m race at the 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival. She is an 800m runner and was just the fourth Canadian all-time to run faster than the two-minute benchmark. She went on...
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Sarah Inglis interview at 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Sarah Inglis ran a 25-second personal best in the 10,000-metre event at the Pacific Distance Carnival on Thursday, June 13 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC (Vancouver). She will also be racing the Night...

Rwandan Runners Emerge Victorious at Lululemon Toronto 10K

Paul Gains Surprises were abundant at the lululemon Toronto 10K today with a pair of refugees from Rwanda emerging victorious in the men’s and women’s divisions. Both were making their debuts in the Canada Running Series. Both are now living in Ottawa. First...

Photos from 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Photos from the Pacific Distance Carnival. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall/Athletics Illustrated