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Christopher Kelsall

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Runner, writer, race director, coach, website-guy and Lydiard advocate.
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Natasha Wodak interview from 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Natasha Wodak won the 10,000m national championships in Vancouver at Swangard Stadium on Thursday, June 13. She finished in the time of approximately 32:09. Behind her was Sarah Inglish for second, with a...
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Ben Flanagan interview at 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Ben Flanagan won the 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival 10,000m race. He pushed the effort over the final mile in a gradual process to take a big lead that couldn't be relinquished against a...

Meeting HERCULIS EBS 2019 : Wayde VAN NIEKERK back in Monaco

The Meeting Herculis EBS is fast approaching. In 30 days’ time, the locals in Monaco will get to witness a series of clashes between the world’s top athletes. The Louis II Stadium track will notably accommodate 3 world record...

MEETING de PARIS 2019 : The first two clashes announced at Charléty Stadium

The Meeting de PARIS 2019, set to be hosted on Aug. 24 at the Charléty Stadium, has some interesting clashes in the pipeline between the world’s top athletes. In the pole vault competition, Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie will be up...

Indelible moments captured at 2019 Pacific Distance Carnival

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The sporting world is a busy place where memories are made up from indelible moments, rather than from the details that make up the long training grind of an endurance athlete or the...

Class of the World Return for Women’s 200 at Pre Classic

Prefontaine Classic All three Olympic medalists from Rio lead an impressive Prefontaine Classic women’s 200 meters. The field boasts IAAF Diamond League winners in three events along with the reigning world champions in the 100 and 200 meters, last year’s fastest...

Sasha Gollish and Cam Levins featured starters for Toronto’s lululemon 10K

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated On Saturday, June 15, defending champion Sasha Gollish of Toronto will return to the lululemon 10K in her home town to race against a robust field. She won the 2018 edition in the...

Rest in Peace Gabriele Grunewald

Gabriele "Gabe" (née Anderson) Grunewald left an indelible mark on the global running community and the greater sports community. She was brave in her fights against cancer. The world is a better place because she was in it. Sadly, she...

IAAF re-brands at World Athletics; a welcome change

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is a mouthful and is confusing for anyone saying the name to whoever is not familiar with the worldwide governing body of athletics. The council voted in...

Selemon Barega returns to defend his 2-mile title in the Prefontaine Classic

Selemon Baregareturns to defend his 2-mile title in the Prefontaine Classic. That’s good news for fans and bad news for the rest of the field. In addition to his Pre Classic 2-mile victory last year, he was merely 18 when...