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Is Rita Jeptoo Cornered or Is Athletics Kenya Playing Softball?

© Copyright - 2015 - Athletics Illustrated Rita Jeptoo, the Kenyan marathon runner who was caught testing positive for the banned blood booster, EPO, emerged...

Dylan Armstrong on earning Olympic Medal: “It was a childhood dream to go to...

© Copyright - 2015 - Athletics Illustrated Canadian Olympian Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC will finally receive the medal he earned from the 2008 Beijing...

Meb Keflezighi Interview

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....

Toronto Waterfront Marathon Awarded Gold Label Race Status by the IAAF

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...

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

The first race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series – the Harriers Pioneer 8K – takes place on Sunday, January 11 at 11 am....

Cameron Levins Ranked Ninth in the World

© Copyright - 2014 - Athletics Illustrated To see the annual World and US rankings subscribe to Track and Field News: The Bible Of The...

Race Age: A Photographic Exhibit by Angela Jimenez

“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...

Shawnacy Barber: New Canadian Pole Vault Record

© Copyright - 2014 - Athletics Illustrated Twenty-year-old Canadian Pole Vault athlete, Shawnacy Barber, today broke the national indoor record by vaulting to the height...

Doping Bans Increased According to new Anti-doping Code

© Copyright - 2014 - Athletics Illustrated The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has stepped up recently in regards to battling the performance enhancing drug (PED)...

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

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