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Youngsters Add Special Interest to Pre Classic International Mile

When the Prefontaine Classic’s famous Bowerman Mile became overwhelmed by the interest of the world's best middle distance runners, the International Mile was born. Aiming...

Honour the Greeks who fought for our freedoms; do the distance

© Copyright - 2017 - Athletics Illustrated     We could do a better job of honouring the man who delivered the good news that freedom was...

German Athletics Federation President criticises Bach and calls for Russian Olympic Committee to be...

From Inside the Games German Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop has criticised the arguments of compatriot Thomas Bach, while calling for the Russian Olympic...

Shawn Barber’s supposed Craigslist tryst with a cocaine-sniffing and boozing first-timer

Let's take a leap of faith.... If you can believe (see link below and click-through for story), that Mr. Shawnacy Barber, world champion pole vaulter,...

Twice-suspended Justin Gatlin wins US Olympic Trials in 9.80

    © Copyright - 2016 - Athletics Illustrated While traditional media reports on and social media gushes over Justin Gatlin continuing his winning ways during the...

Herr Hajo Seppelt should be knighted and sat at the Holy See

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New Stars to Battle Experience in Dynamic Pre Classic 400 Hurdles

Prefonataine Classic Two athletes who came out of nowhere to earn their first major medals will be surrounded by four multiple medalists in the Prefontaine...

Carl Lewis is an egomaniacal loudmouth

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Athletics Canada hates spinster cat ladies

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Meb Keflezighi is evil

Meb Keflezighi is a living legend, and rightfully so. A three-time Olympian (and winner of a Silver Medal at the 2004 Games in Athens),...