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Christopher Kelsall

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

Olympics or Worlds for DuChene and Marchant?

© Copyright - Athletics Illustrated - 2012 Lanni Marchant of London, Ontario and Krista DuChene from Brantford, Ontario ran the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon on April 15th 2012 in personal best times of 2h:31.50 and 2h32.06, respectively. Both times are faster...

Dylan Armstrong – Olympic Games Quest

From: Douglas Bruce Clement Dylan Armstrong came so close to the gold in Shanghai May 19th, in the second stop in the Samsung Diamond League series. He threw the shot put 20.93m just .05m behind Reese Hoffa’s winning toss.  This...

Fartlek and Low Things in West Auckland – Part 8

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated The long-awaited part eight of Fartlek and Low Things in West Auckland. Written in Commonwealth English, if you will. Colin Livingstone is a European-based writer and illustrator who was a competitive distance runner in...

Leah Pells – Interview

Three-time Olympian Leah Pells, recently published her autobiography, Not About the Medal. The story is indeed not about the medal and is very much about growing up with an alcoholic mother. She ran from a very early age and...

Nate Brannen – Interview – A-goal: 3:35.50

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Cambridge, Ontario native Nate Brannen, is a twenty-nine-year-old Canadian middle-distance athlete who specializes in the 1500m distance. He was a sub-4 minute miler (3:59.85) in high school, which attracted the attention of various...

Renato Canova – Interview – London Olympic Games

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Famed Italian coach Renato Canova, coaches many of the fastest distance runners in the world and advises many others, most of whom are East African. He began coaching his teammates during the mid-1960s...