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Covid-19 update: Ethiopian athletes get help, Sapporo continues as marathon venue, another race postponed

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The Ethiopian Athletics Federation has approved to provide $121,000USD to help its athletes deal with the financial strain during the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds will also be directed to coaching and administration staff. Former marathon...

World Athletics appear to be making all the right moves

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated World Athletics (WA) and its president Sebastian Coe appear to be making all the right moves. Formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) new brand and approach is timely and should benefit the...

Highest-paid official by Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee helped lobby Diack to secure votes

The Diacks, Lamine and his son Papa Massata Diack have been implicated in various corruption-related crimes. Papa Massata is in his native Senegal while Lamine has been extradited to France and is awaiting his delayed trial in Paris. Apparently a...
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The Global one-hour virtual race

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The Global one-hour virtual race: Anytime starting from Friday, May 1, 2020, to Sunday, May 17, run a solo one-hour race and record to Strava. This rarely run time-based race was once semi-popular on...

A Letter from World Athletics President Sebastian Coe to the Athletics Community

Sebastian Coe penned a letter to the athletics community. In it, he recognised that while the athletics community is not physically together his instinct is that the pandemic will draw "us closer together, not further apart." "I am comforted in...

Virtual races are hitting the tracks, streets and trails

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Virtual races are popping up everywhere, including the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend has gone completely virtual as of Monday. They announced reduced rates for the 17,000 people already registered. Details, here>> For middle-distance athletes wanting...

Reckless Raven 50 Ultra and Relay still a go for June 28

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated One race that may just go ahead is the fourth-annual Reckless Raven 50 Ultra and Relay, which is currently scheduled for June 28. And while it appears that despite the global race calendar...

New dates confirmed for Tokyo Olympic Games

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated New dates have been confirmed for the Tokyo Olympic Games. They will start on July 23, 2021, instead of July 24, 2020. They will run through to August 8. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board...

Indian and Bahraini athletes suspended

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Indian shot-putter Naveen Chikara was suspended on Friday for four years after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The four-year suspension is retroactive to July 27, 2018. On that date, he tested positive in an out-of-competition...

First ever Olympic medallist for Iran tests positive for Covid-19

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Ehsan Hadadi, the first-ever athletics medallist for Iran has tested positive for Covid-19. He earned a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the discus throw. The 35-year-old won a bronze medal during...
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