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Records Beaten at Blom Bank Beirut Marathon

Paul Gains Things went almost exactly the way organizers of the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon had wished for when in the span of eighteen minutes...

Dubai Marathon “Winner” Mekonnen Not 18 Years of Age

© Copyright - 2014 - Athletics Illustrated @TheStraightDick  - Mr. Straight is new to Twitter, come on, follow along!     Just as the worldwide running community suspected,...

Coe criticised in British Parliamentary report for infamous “declaration of war” speech after claims...

From Inside the Games A British Parliamentary report into doping in sport has heavily criticised International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe after...

Hopes Bright for Future of Athens Marathon

The organisers of the Athens Marathon take an Authentic look back on a record entry of 18,500 runners on Sunday for the 35th edition...

McLeod Seeks Three-Peat in Pre Classic 110 Hurdles

Prefontaine Classic Jamaican Omar McLeod’s hopes for a third-straight Prefontaine Classic victory this May will require him to beat the deepest field of 110-meter hurdlers...

WADA President hopeful Russian letter could help break deadlock with RUSADA

From Inside the Games World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has claimed a letter sent by Russian authorities could help bring an end...

Runner Alerts Police of Suicide Bomb Attempt by Black Widow Terrorist

© Copyright - 2014 - Athletics Illustrated @TheStraightDick A’ishah Habeeb Jabbar Ishmael, a rejected black widow terrorist that is well-known to North American authorities as a...

Shura Kitata Tola and Vivian Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon titles, sub 2:10 debut for...

Shura Kitata Tola of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Vivian Cheryuiot won the top prizes at the 36th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon. Kitata chopped...

Slugfest in the Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic

The world’s top two current milers will bring their rivalry back to the Prefontaine Classic as headliners for the Bowerman Mile, all set to...

Gatlin and Coleman Lead an American 1-2 Punch in Pre Classic 100

Prefontaine Classic Who will the world’s top sprinter be this year? With a track friendly to fast times and eight lanes filled with prime contenders, the...