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Meb Keflezighi Interview

Meb Keflezighi Interview

Christopher Kelsall January 10, 2015 0

Who would have imagined Meb Keflezighi’s ’14 season a decade ago? That’s how long it has been since Keflezighi scored Olympic silver, the first U.S. men’s Olympic marathon medal in 28 years. Even Meb (he’s one

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon Awarded Gold Label Race Status by the IAAF

Toronto Waterfront Marathon Awarded Gold Label Race Status by the IAAF

Christopher Kelsall January 8, 2015 0

From the IAAF: Organisers of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon have been awarded IAAF Gold Label Road Race status for the first time in its history. The 2015 race will take place on 18 October. The

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2015 Vancouver Island Race Series: Harrier’s Pioneer 8K This Weekend

2015 Vancouver Island Race Series: Harrier’s Pioneer 8K This Weekend

Louise Hodgson-Jones January 8, 2015 0

The first race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series – the Harriers Pioneer 8K – takes place on Sunday, January 11 at 11 am. Vancouver’s  Theo Hunt is the top seed in the men’s

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Cameron Levins Ranked Ninth in the World

Cameron Levins Ranked Ninth in the World

Christopher Kelsall January 6, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated To see the annual World and US rankings subscribe to Track and Field News: The Bible Of The Sport Since 1948. Canadian Cameron Levins is ranked number nine in

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Race Age: A Photographic Exhibit by Angela Jimenez

Race Age: A Photographic Exhibit by Angela Jimenez

Dick Straight January 6, 2015 0

“Racing Age,” an exhibit currently at United Photo Industries, in Dumbo, offers a look at elderly track-and-field athletes. From 2007 to 2009, Angela Jimenez, a former track athlete herself, photographed competitors older than seventy in meets across the

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Shawnacy Barber: New Canadian Pole Vault Record

Shawnacy Barber: New Canadian Pole Vault Record

Christopher Kelsall January 5, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Twenty-year-old Canadian Pole Vault athlete, Shawnacy Barber, today broke the national indoor record by vaulting to the height of 5.87m (19’3″) at the Texas Expo Vault competition, which

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Doping Bans Increased According to new Anti-doping Code

Doping Bans Increased According to new Anti-doping Code

Christopher Kelsall January 2, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has stepped up recently in regards to battling the performance enhancing drug (PED) problem that appears to be plaguing the sport of athletics. The

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Two Canadians earn Ultra Runner of the Year awards: Ellie Greenwood and Rob Krar

Two Canadians earn Ultra Runner of the Year awards: Ellie Greenwood and Rob Krar

Dick Straight January 2, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated UltraRunning Magazine named two Canadians as Ultra-runners of the year for 2014, they are: Rob Krar and Ellie Greenwood. From UltraRunning Magazine: Ellie Greenwood is the female Ultra Runner of

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Top Athletics Illustrated News and Performances of 2014

Top Athletics Illustrated News and Performances of 2014

Christopher Kelsall January 1, 2015 1

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Top Athletics Illustrated News and Performances for 2014 This year was newsworthy in the sport of athletics considering it was neither an Olympics nor an IAAF World Track and

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Athletics Kenya Admits that Kenya has a doping problem

Athletics Kenya Admits that Kenya has a doping problem

Christopher Kelsall December 29, 2014 1

From the online publication, Coastweek.com, it appears that Kenya or more accurately Athletics Kenya (AK) and their president Isaiah Kiplagat are now admitting that Kenya has a major doping problem. The following truncated excerpt

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