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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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Unbroken: Leads at the Box Office

Unbroken: Leads at the Box Office

Christopher Kelsall December 29, 2014 0

The running community has long wondered if Hollywood will ever get it right when making a running movie. More often than not movie-makers seem to fall short in their efforts to capture the essence

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Canadian Running Magazine’s Community Pillar of the Year: Rob Reid

Canadian Running Magazine’s Community Pillar of the Year: Rob Reid

Christopher Kelsall December 22, 2014 0

  Rob Reid, owner of Frontrunners Footwear in Victoria, was selected for this award because of his dedication to the running community as well as his broad-based efforts with local and international outreach work in

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United States Anti-Doping Agency Does the Right Thing

United States Anti-Doping Agency Does the Right Thing

Christopher Kelsall December 18, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) got it right Wednesday, December 17th, when they announced the banning American sprint coach and former athlete John Drummond for eight years. Drummond

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Agenda 2020: 10,000m, 200m, Shot-put and Race-walk are staying in the Olympics

Agenda 2020: 10,000m, 200m, Shot-put and Race-walk are staying in the Olympics

Christopher Kelsall December 17, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Recently, the focus from sports media on race-walking has unfortunately been all about whether the event will survive to see another Olympics after the Rio 2016 Games. Media

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Bekele to run Standard Dubai Marathon

Bekele to run Standard Dubai Marathon

Christopher Kelsall December 15, 2014 0

Athletics Illustrated with files from Race News Service. Image credit: Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon The Standard Dubai Marathon will host the world’s fastest runner over the 5,000 and 10,000m distances on Sunday, January 23rd. Kenenisa Bekele

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The Russian and IAAF drama continues amid more damning evidence

The Russian and IAAF drama continues amid more damning evidence

Christopher Kelsall December 12, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated See message board thread, here. Hajo Seppelt, the German journalist who was the first to report on the ease of purchasing performance enhancing drugs in Kenya while posing undercover

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Three IAAF Officials step down amid mass drug and bribary allegations

Three IAAF Officials step down amid mass drug and bribary allegations

Christopher Kelsall December 11, 2014 0

Athletics’ doping and corruption scandal caused three of the world governing body’s senior officials to quit on Thursday as it began to wake up to the explosive allegations levelled against it. The son of the

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WADA to investigate ARD-WDR Story

WADA to investigate ARD-WDR Story

Christopher Kelsall December 10, 2014 0

Following careful review of a series of documentary programs aired over the past week in Germany, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it will undertake a full investigation into allegations made in

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