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Christabel Nettey Breaks National Record

Christabel Nettey Breaks National Record

Dick Straight January 26, 2015 0

Christabel Nettey of Surrey, BC smashed her Canadian indoor long jump record Saturday in Albuquereque, NM. Her jump of 6.78m exceeded her national record of 6.62m set in 2014. Read the rest here.

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Dubai Marathon Highlights VIDEO

Dubai Marathon Highlights VIDEO

Christopher Kelsall January 24, 2015 0

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Russian athletics head coach resigns after recent doping revelations

Russian athletics head coach resigns after recent doping revelations

Christopher Kelsall January 24, 2015 1

The head coach of Russian athletics, Valentin Maslakov, has offered to step down in a letter of resignation. The 70-year-old has been involved in coaching since 1973 and has helped train athletes from the

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Dubai Marathon: Records may be in Jeopardy

Dubai Marathon: Records may be in Jeopardy

Christopher Kelsall January 21, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Dubai is boasting the strongest marathon field to date, with both the men’s and women’s course records in jeopardy of falling, as the quality of the fields are

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Natasha Wodak, Dylan Wykes Competitive at Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Arizona

Natasha Wodak, Dylan Wykes Competitive at Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Arizona

Christopher Kelsall January 18, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Canada’s fastest active marathon runner Dylan Wykes and Natasha Wodak, the national record holder in the 8K, competed today in the half marathon distance at the 2015 Arizona

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Three Month Wait for Jeptoo Decision

Three Month Wait for Jeptoo Decision

Christopher Kelsall January 17, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated NAIROBI, Kenya, January 16 – Disgraced Kenyan drugs cheat Rita Jeptoo appeared before a disciplinary hearing on Thursday, although officials said a decision on her suspension from distance

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Is Rita Jeptoo Cornered or Is Athletics Kenya Playing Softball?

Is Rita Jeptoo Cornered or Is Athletics Kenya Playing Softball?

Dick Straight January 16, 2015 1

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Rita Jeptoo, the Kenyan marathon runner who was caught testing positive for the banned blood booster, EPO, emerged from her discipline hearing with Athletics Kenya (AK) at their

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Dylan Armstrong on earning Olympic Medal: “It was a childhood dream to go to the Olympic Games”

Dylan Armstrong on earning Olympic Medal: “It was a childhood dream to go to the Olympic Games”

Christopher Kelsall January 12, 2015 0

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian Olympian Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC will finally receive the medal he earned from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday, February 15th in a hometown ceremony.

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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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