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First Half Half Marathon will be a competitive race this Sunday

First Half Half Marathon will be a competitive race this Sunday

Christopher Kelsall February 12, 2016 1

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated The 27th annual First Half Half Marathon will take place Sunday February 14th in Vancouver and race organizers have assembled a very competitive field in both the men’s

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Air Lavillenie Cleared for Pre Classic Takeoff

Air Lavillenie Cleared for Pre Classic Takeoff

Christopher Kelsall February 10, 2016 0

Supplied by the Prefontaine Classic The 42nd annual Prefontaine Classic is happening May 25-27 in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field. World record holder Renaud Lavillenie leads a star-studded pole vault field at the Prefontaine Classic, where

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Book review: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running

Book review: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running

Christopher Kelsall February 9, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Title: The Way of the Runner: A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running Author: Adharanand Finn Pages: 326 Publisher: Faber and Faber First printing: 2015 ISBN: 978-0-571-30316-8 Adharanand Finn, award-winning author of Running

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Records tumble at Harry Jerome indoor meet

Records tumble at Harry Jerome indoor meet

Christopher Kelsall February 8, 2016 0

It was a record day for records Saturday at the 2016 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Games. When the six-hour, 60 event track meet ended at Richmond Olympic Oval, 21 meet records had been broken.

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Fiona Benson to race on February 20th in Montreal at the Hershey Indoor Championships

Fiona Benson to race on February 20th in Montreal at the Hershey Indoor Championships

Christopher Kelsall February 5, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Canadian middle-distance runner Fiona Benson, who had a breakout season in 2015, is ready to compete in her only indoor meet this winter. She is racing just once before

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To the IAAF: Erase all of Ma’s Army results on authentication of Wang Junxia’s letter

To the IAAF: Erase all of Ma’s Army results on authentication of Wang Junxia’s letter

Christopher Kelsall February 4, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated A twenty-year-old, previously unpublished letter from Wang Junxia to a Chinese journalist exposing her coach as implementing systematic-style drug cheating is now published in Tencent Sports. Junxia was

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Dick Pound: “The real issue seems to be that I failed to participate in a lynching.  I don’t do lynchings”

Dick Pound: “The real issue seems to be that I failed to participate in a lynching. I don’t do lynchings”

Christopher Kelsall February 2, 2016 1

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated “Coe’s record speaks pretty well for itself, especially in generating enthusiasm for the London bid, leading the successful campaign, and then being the public face and motivator of

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Trio to fight life bans at the court of arbitration

Trio to fight life bans at the court of arbitration

Christopher Kelsall February 2, 2016 0

The nerve of disgraced former marketing employee of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and two others (see below) have the gall to fight their lifetime bans in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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John Woodall’s 8K world record

John Woodall’s 8K world record

Christopher Kelsall February 1, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated On October 11, 2015 Victoria’s John Woodall broke the single age world record for the eight kilometre distance road race. He finished in the time of 45:41. The

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IAAF continues to lose credibility as London 2017 seeks to remove branding

IAAF continues to lose credibility as London 2017 seeks to remove branding

Christopher Kelsall January 30, 2016 0

The International Association of Athletics Federations has really taken it on the chin recently. Their reputation has gone down hill after their former President Lamine Diack and other administrators were caught or have been

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