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Haile Gebrselassie retires from athletics

Haile Gebrselassie retires from athletics

Dick Straight May 10, 2015 0

Global Sports Communication Running legend Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement from competitive running at the Great Manchester Run today where he ran his last competitive race. Haile Gebrselassie chose the Great Manchester Run for his

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Geoffrey Ronoh seeks to conquer the marathon distance in Prague

Geoffrey Ronoh seeks to conquer the marathon distance in Prague

Dick Straight May 1, 2015 0

Kenya’s conveyor belt of world-class runners produced yet another new name in 2015 as Geoffrey Ronoh became last year’s rising star. Signed as a pacemaker in the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, he famously snatched

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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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