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Jared Connaughton Retires

Jared Connaughton Retires

Christopher Kelsall August 29, 2014 0

Athletics Canada OTTAWA – Two-time Olympic sprinter Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., officially announced his retirement today. Jared Connaughton steps off the track following an impressive career representing Canada on the International stage for

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Nicole Sifuentes is Expecting Great Things Going-Forward

Nicole Sifuentes is Expecting Great Things Going-Forward

Christopher Kelsall August 29, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Twenty-eight-year-old Winnipeg native Nicole Sifuentes (now lives in Michigan State), has had two, much-improved years of racing during both the 2013 and 2014 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

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Shami Abdulahi Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Chasing Records

Shami Abdulahi Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Chasing Records

Paul Gains August 26, 2014 0

Three years ago Shami Abdulahi Dawud came within a step of winning the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. It would have been his first international victory at the distance. The 30 year old Ethiopian returns to

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Five top-eight for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

Five top-eight for Canadian Track and Field at Youth Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated OTTAWA – The athletics squad competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China registered five top eight finishes. Tristian Slater of North Bay, Ont., Kyra Constantine of

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Meet the Mikhnevichs, Belarus’s Shot Put Power Couple

Meet the Mikhnevichs, Belarus’s Shot Put Power Couple

Dick Straight August 23, 2014 1

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated There is a fairly accurate and well-known aphorism that goes, “A couple that plays together; stays together.” So meet the Mikhnevichs. They are a married couple from Minsk,

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Due to drug cheating, Canadian Dylan Armstrong earns two international medals in 2014

Due to drug cheating, Canadian Dylan Armstrong earns two international medals in 2014

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated On July 6th 2014 Canada’s greatest all-time shot putter, Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC, received the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships bronze medal.  Athletics Canada’s

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Kenya’s Peter Some Headlining Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Kenya’s Peter Some Headlining Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Paul Gains August 19, 2014 0

Although his training is going exceedingly well for the upcoming Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (October 19th) Peter Kimeli Some was not quite himself this week. The winner of the 2013 Paris Marathon, in a superb

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Will Kenenisa Bekele Break the World Marathon Record in Chicago and be considered the greatest distance runner in history?

Will Kenenisa Bekele Break the World Marathon Record in Chicago and be considered the greatest distance runner in history?

Christopher Kelsall August 15, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The marathon world record should be challenged this autumn when the world’s fastest man over both the 5,000m and 10,000m distances, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, will run the

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Rob Watson: The Runner’s Runner Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Rob Watson: The Runner’s Runner Returns to Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Paul Gains August 14, 2014 0

Rob Watson remains one of the most popular runners on the Canadian scene as much for his willingness to race often as for his superb results. In 2013 alone he ran four marathons, eliciting

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Belarus Marathon Star to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Belarus Marathon Star to Race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Paul Gains August 12, 2014 0

Over the past two years Aliaksandra Duliba has swiftly risen to prominence in international women’s marathon running becoming one of the most exciting prospects on the planet. On October 19th the 26 year old Belarusian

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