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Nick Symmonds to Play John-Boy Walton

Nick Symmonds to Play John-Boy Walton

Dick Straight February 20, 2015 1

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated @TheStraightDick American Olympic athlete Nick Symmonds is set to play John-Boy Walton in the un-anticipated biopic of Richard Earl Thomas’s life in film, stage and television. Thomas is most famous

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Pathetic Study: Running Fast is nine times more likely to cause death

Pathetic Study: Running Fast is nine times more likely to cause death

Dick Straight February 9, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated If you strive to be wholly mediocre as a runner, read some of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology propaganda. For example their 2012 published tripe

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RUSSIAN DOPING: Russia Sanctions Tatyana Artyomova for Two Years

RUSSIAN DOPING: Russia Sanctions Tatyana Artyomova for Two Years

Dick Straight February 3, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Russian Athletics Federation interim President Leonid Khrushchev today announced that international middle-distance runner Tatyana Artyomova has earned a two-year sanction from international competition. She is the 95th Russian

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Rita Jeptoo and 11 other Doping Sanctions

Rita Jeptoo and 11 other Doping Sanctions

Dick Straight January 30, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Kenya’s fastest active female marathon runner, Rita Jeptoo, has been suspended by Athletics Kenya for two years. She has the opportunity to appeal the case; therefore, the $500,000

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Is Rita Jeptoo Cornered or Is Athletics Kenya Playing Softball?

Is Rita Jeptoo Cornered or Is Athletics Kenya Playing Softball?

Dick Straight January 16, 2015 1

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Rita Jeptoo, the Kenyan marathon runner who was caught testing positive for the banned blood booster, EPO, emerged from her discipline hearing with Athletics Kenya (AK) at their

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The Day The Jester Died: Murder in Paris

The Day The Jester Died: Murder in Paris

Dick Straight January 8, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated I cannot pretend that the senseless and barbaric murder of 12 innocent people including a police officer and Stéphane Charbonnier, the editor of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo

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Doha vs TrackTown, USA: IAAF dispels myth that Nike controls the running world

Doha vs TrackTown, USA: IAAF dispels myth that Nike controls the running world

Dick Straight November 19, 2014 0

    © Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The 2019 IAAF World Track and Field Championships have been awarded to Doha, Qatar. Congratulations to them. Qatar is working very hard at becoming a world-class (if they aren’t

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Pistorius Case: Was Justice Served?

Pistorius Case: Was Justice Served?

Dick Straight October 21, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated   If Oscar Pistorius is guilty of discharging a high-powered firearm into a closet-sized room four times and was also found guilty during that night of ending the life

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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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Ford attacks shirtless jogger

Ford attacks shirtless jogger

Dick Straight July 3, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated   According to an anonymous tip provided by a person speaking on behalf of the Ford Motor Company F (NYSE), the auto manufacturer has sought a legal writ to

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