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Fiona Benson to race on February 20th in Montreal at the Hershey Indoor Championships

Fiona Benson to race on February 20th in Montreal at the Hershey Indoor Championships

Christopher Kelsall February 5, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian middle-distance runner Fiona Benson, who had a breakout season in 2015, is ready to compete in her only indoor meet this winter. She is racing just once before

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To the IAAF: Erase all of Ma’s Army results on authentication of Wang Junxia’s letter

To the IAAF: Erase all of Ma’s Army results on authentication of Wang Junxia’s letter

Christopher Kelsall February 4, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated A twenty-year-old, previously unpublished letter from Wang Junxia to a Chinese journalist exposing her coach as implementing systematic-style drug cheating is now published in Tencent Sports. Junxia was

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Dick Pound: “The real issue seems to be that I failed to participate in a lynching.  I don’t do lynchings”

Dick Pound: “The real issue seems to be that I failed to participate in a lynching. I don’t do lynchings”

Christopher Kelsall February 2, 2016 1

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated “Coe’s record speaks pretty well for itself, especially in generating enthusiasm for the London bid, leading the successful campaign, and then being the public face and motivator of

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Trio to fight life bans at the court of arbitration

Trio to fight life bans at the court of arbitration

Christopher Kelsall February 2, 2016 0

The nerve of disgraced former marketing employee of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and two others (see below) have the gall to fight their lifetime bans in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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John Woodall’s 8K world record

John Woodall’s 8K world record

Christopher Kelsall February 1, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated On October 11, 2015 Victoria’s John Woodall broke the single age world record for the eight kilometre distance road race. He finished in the time of 45:41. The

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IAAF continues to lose credibility as London 2017 seeks to remove branding

IAAF continues to lose credibility as London 2017 seeks to remove branding

Christopher Kelsall January 30, 2016 0

The International Association of Athletics Federations has really taken it on the chin recently. Their reputation has gone down hill after their former President Lamine Diack and other administrators were caught or have been

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New athletics website launched: Ross Running, for the superfan.

New athletics website launched: Ross Running, for the superfan.

Christopher Kelsall January 25, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated There is a brand new athletics website that was quietly launched this week for American and international audiences, who are would-be and die-hard fans of track and field and

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Tears of Joy from Last-Minute Olympic Trials Qualifiers at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon

Tears of Joy from Last-Minute Olympic Trials Qualifiers at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon

Christopher Kelsall January 17, 2016 0

It’s been quite a weekend in the state of Arizona. On Saturday evening, the Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime to advance to the NFC Championships, and on Sunday, more than 20,000

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Chevron Houston Marathon: Canadians invade the US

Chevron Houston Marathon: Canadians invade the US

Christopher Kelsall January 17, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canadians invaded the US this weekend in Texas as well as the University of Washington with some excellent results in the Chevron Houston Marathon, Half Marathon as well as

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Shlyakhtin elected as new Russian athletics head amid doping scandal

Shlyakhtin elected as new Russian athletics head amid doping scandal

Christopher Kelsall January 17, 2016 0

Dmitry Shlyakhtin has been elected as the new President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) as the organisation looks to overturn its ban from competition in time for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Minister of Sport of

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