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Kelly Wiebe’s retirement: You will be missed

Kelly Wiebe’s retirement: You will be missed

Christopher Kelsall January 12, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Reading of Kelly Wiebe’s decision to retire from the sport of athletics this morning at just 25-years-of-age, unearthed two conflicting emotions: sadness and respect. I felt sadness, but not

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The IAAF and or the IOC should remove history of all performances by cheating athletes

The IAAF and or the IOC should remove history of all performances by cheating athletes

Christopher Kelsall December 11, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has vowed to build trust in the sport of athletics again. This is an admirable statement for an enormous, but

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Russia, Canada and United Kingdom rank 1-2-3 as top sport-hosting nations

Russia, Canada and United Kingdom rank 1-2-3 as top sport-hosting nations

Christopher Kelsall November 3, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Sportcal, a sports market intelligence company released on November 3rd their list of the top sport hosting nations as well as the top sport hosting cities worldwide. Russia

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Refined Sugar: A Performance Killer

Refined Sugar: A Performance Killer

Christopher Kelsall March 26, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated As I understand it and because I may have made this up, for us long distance runners, each pound that we are over our optimum weight, we are

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Marathon World Records: Is it time for course categorisation?

Marathon World Records: Is it time for course categorisation?

Christopher Kelsall December 23, 2014 1

“Purely for conjecture and entertainment purposes, should the marathon have different categories to determine world best performances?” The term “marathon world record” is used to describe the world’s fastest time that is run on a recognised

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Canada’s Fastest 5K? Will We Ever Know?

Canada’s Fastest 5K? Will We Ever Know?

Christopher Kelsall March 17, 2014 1

Chatline discussion here. © Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated On March 12, 2014 the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K took place in Sidney, BC, located just 20 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

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Cross Country Running Should be Included in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Cross Country Running Should be Included in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Christopher Kelsall February 1, 2014 1

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The Winter Olympic Games needs cross-country running and cross-country running needs the Winter Olympic Games. The fact that the historic sport is missing from the Olympics – summer

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Doping in Sport: India Sets an Example

Doping in Sport: India Sets an Example

Christopher Kelsall December 28, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Of all the nations that one would consider to be the first to act with force on athletes who cheat, interestingly, it was India that was the first

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Doping: It is time now for the IAAF and WADA to act with force

Doping: It is time now for the IAAF and WADA to act with force

Christopher Kelsall December 20, 2013 30

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated It is time now for the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to work with force on member nations who refuse to

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Goucher and Hall: Coaches and Comebacks

Goucher and Hall: Coaches and Comebacks

Christopher Kelsall December 17, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated The movements, recently, of Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall to new coaches remind us, once again, what a unique obligatoriness the sport’s world-wide habitué thrusts upon those that

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