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Christopher Kelsall

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Runner, writer, race director, coach, website-guy and Lydiard advocate.

20 athletes ineligible for Tokyo Olympics as minimum testing requirements not met

Athletics Integrity Unit Despite significant improvements in the domestic testing programs in countries categorised as being the highest doping risk to the sport under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules (Anti-Doping Rules), 18 athletes from the final entries for the Tokyo...

Alegna Osorio Mayari dies after being hit on head with hammer

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Cuban, Alegna Osorio Mayari, has died after being hit in the head with a hammer. The Youth Olympian was just 19-year-of-age. “We share this unbearable pain with her family,” said Osvaldo Vento, president...

59 Global Sports Communication athletes are ready for the Olympic Games

Global Sports Communications The Olympic torch was lit last Friday to kick off the Tokyo Games but this Friday, July 30th, the athletics events will start. And with athletes from 16 different countries arriving to Japan, 59 Global Sports Communication (GSC) competitors...

Court of Arbitration for Sports upholds suspension of sprinter Alex Wilson

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The Court of Arbitration for (CAS) Sport has reinstated the suspension of sprinter Alex Wilson, which the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) had originally suspended. Wilson's sample was test out-of-competition on March 15 2021...

Meeting de Paris: Duplantis and Holloway set to put on a show

Meeting de Paris The two men are already familiar with the French leg of the Wanda Diamond League. The young pole vaulter first discovered the Charléty Stadium during the 2018 edition. Aged just 18 at the time, he secured second...

Sebastian Coe asked the Athletics Integrity Unit to review cannabis on the banned drugs...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The rules on the use of cannabis by athletes should be reviewed, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe suggested on Tuesday. The comments came in light of sprint star, Sha’Carri Richardson's one-month suspension...

Bowerman Mile brings back its magic for Pre Classic

Prefontaine Classic Strap up, mile fans. The magic will clearly be back for the Prefontaine Classic’s traditional marquee event, the Bowerman Mile, the only race in the world to twice have produced five under the 3:50 barrier. The iconic distance’s debut...

Matti Erickson interview: 2021 BC Endurance Challenge

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMmcm52rJHk Matti Erickson of Nelson, BC, a small town nestled in amongst the Kootenay Mountains within the Canadian Rockies, is better known for its fabulous downhill skiing than running. However, Nelson is also home...

Video: Vancouver Thunderbirds post-race reaction to distance medley relay national record

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScJ_UXrpRzY Vancouver Thunderbirds won the Distance Medley Relay at the 2021 BC Endurance Challenge. The meet took place at the University of Victoria's Centennial Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and. 25....

South African, Lebogang Shange, out of Tokyo due to positive doping test

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated South African, Lebogang Shange, has had his doping ban held up by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He will not be competing in the Olympics due to a positive doping...
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