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World Record in store for Sunday?

World Record in store for Sunday?

Christopher Kelsall September 26, 2014 0

Press Release – edited by Christopher Kelsall Such is the breadth of talent and experience at the 2014 Berlin Marathon that the race to the finish line could see the world record broken almost as

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41-year-old Kastor clocks 1:09:36 to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon; Karoki completes personal best

41-year-old Kastor clocks 1:09:36 to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon; Karoki completes personal best

Christopher Kelsall September 21, 2014 0

    PHILADELPHIA – (Sept. 21, 2014) – Nothing appears to be stopping American distance-running ace Deena Kastor. The 41-year-old Olympic bronze medalist and American marathon-record holder added another mark to her impressive and extensive resume

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Wallace Spearmon Suspended 3 Months

Wallace Spearmon Suspended 3 Months

Christopher Kelsall September 20, 2014 0

Three-time USATF 200 champion Wallace Spearmon set the question mark key alight on social media eight days ago when he tweeted, “In about a week I’ll make a statement that will disappoint quite a

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Has Ryan Hall finally met his match?

Has Ryan Hall finally met his match?

Christopher Kelsall September 16, 2014 0

It appears that Ryan Hall may have met his match, well at least the right match for a coach-athlete relationship and Hall’s quest to conquer the 2016 Rio Olympics in the marathon distance. Runner’s World

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Simpson over three-time winner Martinez in NY Mile

Simpson over three-time winner Martinez in NY Mile

Christopher Kelsall September 16, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated American Jenny Simpson came into today’s NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile knowing that a win would guarantee her place in history, for no woman had ever claimed more than

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First Canadian 5K road race champions crowned

First Canadian 5K road race champions crowned

Christopher Kelsall September 8, 2014 0

Even before most of the stars from the Toronto film festival had a chance to wake up Sunday morning, the first-ever Canadian 5K road race champions were crowned on the area’s tony streets. Pier-Olivier Laflamme

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Simon Bairu announces retirement from competitive running

Simon Bairu announces retirement from competitive running

Christopher Kelsall September 5, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan has officially retired from competitive running. Although the 31-year-old Bairu retires early from the sport, he is one of Canada’s all-time great talents.

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NICE AND EASY KENYAN DIAMOND CHASE IN IAAF BRUSSELS GRAND PRIX MEETING.

NICE AND EASY KENYAN DIAMOND CHASE IN IAAF BRUSSELS GRAND PRIX MEETING.

Dick Straight September 4, 2014 0

Photo: Athletics Kenya Three-thousand metre teeplechase African Champion Jairus Kipchoge Birech and 800m World champion Eunice Jepkosgei Sum got their Diamond Race trophies dusted and wrapped up ahead of tomorrows Brussels meeting in Belgium, the

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Great North Run: Dibaba to prevail over Kiplagat

Great North Run: Dibaba to prevail over Kiplagat

Christopher Kelsall September 2, 2014 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated The supremely talented Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia will be demonstrating her fitness over the streets of NewcastleGateshead, England this Sunday, the 7th of September at the Bupa Great

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Daniel Lieberman, 10 Years After “Born to Run”

Daniel Lieberman, 10 Years After “Born to Run”

Dick Straight September 1, 2014 0

Daniel Lieberman, 10 Years After “Born to Run” Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman is an evolutionary biologist whose 2004 study on human evolution, “Endurance running and the evolution of Homo,” caught international attention by arguing that

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