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Rio Olympic Marathon: Kipchoge wins, Lelisa protests, Rupp for bronze and Gillis surprises

Rio Olympic Marathon: Kipchoge wins, Lelisa protests, Rupp for bronze and Gillis surprises

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Justin Lagat predicted that Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will likely win the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon. On the surface it appears to be an easy prediction, but anything can and

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Evan Dunfee all class, De Grasse medals again

Evan Dunfee all class, De Grasse medals again

Christopher Kelsall August 20, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  The big news in athletics today was about disqualifications. The U.S. 4 x 100-metre relay team was disqualified, while a Japanese racewalker was DQ’d, then later reinstated after

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Usain Bolt symbolically passes the torch to Andre De Grasse

Usain Bolt symbolically passes the torch to Andre De Grasse

Christopher Kelsall August 19, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Today, Usain Saint Leo Bolt of Trelawny Parish, Jamaica undoubtedly elevated his stature to the annals reserved for only the greatest sportspersons of all-time. Oh how the sport of

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Men’s 1500m Preview: Will it be a clean sweep for Kenyans ?

Men’s 1500m Preview: Will it be a clean sweep for Kenyans ?

Justin Lagat August 17, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated During the first round of the men’s 1500-metre heats, three of the fastest athletes in the field had seasonal best times of 3:29.33, 3:30.49 and 3:31.19 respectively; they

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As good as gold: Derek Drouin, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Champion

As good as gold: Derek Drouin, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Champion

Christopher Kelsall August 17, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Maracana Stadium is a long way from kindergarten class and a makeshift basement high jump pit in small-town Ontario, but Derek Drouin had a seamless night on the

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Olympic men’s marathon preview: Who will give Kipchoge a run for his money?

Olympic men’s marathon preview: Who will give Kipchoge a run for his money?

Justin Lagat August 15, 2016 1

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Obviously, the first pick to win the 2016 Rio Olympic men’s marathon for many, will be Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. If Kipchoge will win the men’s marathon – the final

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Nicole Sifuentes fails to move on in stacked 1500-metre field

Nicole Sifuentes fails to move on in stacked 1500-metre field

Christopher Kelsall August 14, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Winnipeg’s Nicole Sifuentes gave it her all today in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 1500-metre semi-final race, but did not qualify for the final. It was a stacked

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Andre the Giant: De Grasse comes from behind to take Olympic bronze in the 100-metre dash

Andre the Giant: De Grasse comes from behind to take Olympic bronze in the 100-metre dash

Christopher Kelsall August 14, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse won the bronze medal during his first Olympic games today in the 2016 Rio Olympic 100-metre final, finishing with a new personal best

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Canadian report from day two of athletics at Rio Olympics

Canadian report from day two of athletics at Rio Olympics

Christopher Kelsall August 14, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Heptathlon Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton went into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the goal of winning the gold medal in the heptathlon. She was ranked world number one and

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Victoria’s Liam Stanley is Rio bound with world number two ranking

Victoria’s Liam Stanley is Rio bound with world number two ranking

Christopher Kelsall August 12, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Victoria’s Liam Stanley is off to Rio to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Stanley will compete in the 1500-metre event. He currently owns the national records for

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