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Mo Ahmed, a serious world championships medal threat

Mo Ahmed, a serious world championships medal threat

Christopher Kelsall February 26, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated The other Mo making the media rounds Sunday is Canadian 26-year-old Mo Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ontario. The big news is his record-breaking run of 13:04.60 over 5,000-metres

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WADA confirms McLaren evidence may not be sufficient to sanction some Russian athletes

WADA confirms McLaren evidence may not be sufficient to sanction some Russian athletes

Dick Straight February 26, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that there may be a lack of “sufficient evidence” needed to impose sanctions upon some Russian athletes identified in the McLaren Report. In an open

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Harry Jerome Track Classic to move venues

Harry Jerome Track Classic to move venues

Christopher Kelsall February 16, 2017 0

The 2017 Harry Jerome Track Classic will be held in a different location than in past years. On June, 28th the long-running track and field meet will take place at the Town Centre Stadium

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Canadian marathon runners get new lease on life with new Worlds standards

Canadian marathon runners get new lease on life with new Worlds standards

Christopher Kelsall February 11, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Athletics Canada re-released the highly anticipated qualification standards for the 2017 London IAAF World Track and Field Championships today. The marathon event may be the most affected by

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WADA warn against jailing doping cheats as Ethiopian faces three-year sentence

WADA warn against jailing doping cheats as Ethiopian faces three-year sentence

Dick Straight February 10, 2017 0

From Inside the Games The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reiterated its concern with handing jail terms to athletes who fails drugs tests after claims an Ethiopian runner faces at least three years behind bars

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Disgraced Turkish athlete returns to competition in Europe; she should be banned for life

Disgraced Turkish athlete returns to competition in Europe; she should be banned for life

Christopher Kelsall February 7, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Disgraced Turkish middle-distance athlete Asli Cakir Alptekein returned to competition four years after her original eight-year drugs ban started. The drug cheat was permitted to compete in the European

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IAAF set to discuss scrapping formal bidding for World Championships

IAAF set to discuss scrapping formal bidding for World Championships

Christopher Kelsall February 6, 2017 0

From Inside the Games International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe is expected to propose a move away from formal bidding procedures for major events during a Council meeting here tomorrow. Under possible plans,

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Vancouver Sun Run, Canada’s largest and fastest 10K road race

Vancouver Sun Run, Canada’s largest and fastest 10K road race

Christopher Kelsall February 6, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated The Vancouver Sun Run, Canada’s largest 10K road race and the third biggest in the world, will be running once again from Georgia Street on Sunday, April 23rd

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Howard Tsumura, the last of the full-time school sports reporters in Canada, gone

Howard Tsumura, the last of the full-time school sports reporters in Canada, gone

Christopher Kelsall February 1, 2017 0

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated  The Vancouver Province newspaper held onto its high school and university sports reporter for as long as they could. They kept Howard Tsumura until January 31, 2017. He

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Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

Nate Brannen opens with a personal best, comments on moving up in distance

Christopher Kelsall January 29, 2017 1

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Three-time Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen from Cambridge, ON (now Avon Lake, Ohio) opened up his indoor track season Saturday, January 28 with a 3,000-metre personal best performance of

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