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Christopher Kelsall

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

Jakob Ingebrigtsen wins European 1500m gold after being disqualified, then reinstated for stepping off...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Norweigan middle-distance phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen has been reinstated as 2021 European Athletics Indoor 1500m champion after initially being disqualified from the meet taking place in Torun, POL. He was initially DQ'd for stepping off...

Markovic and Ockenden earn 1st medals for British team at 2021 European Indoor Championships

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Press release — British Athletics Amy-Eloise Markovc (coach: Chris Fox; club: Wakefield) and Verity Ockenden (Tony Houchin; Swansea) kick-started Great Britain & Northern Ireland’s medal haul at the European Athletics Indoor Championships with gold and bronze in the women’s 3000m...

Stars align in Box Hill as Linden Hall crushes Australian national record

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Linden Hall has reclaimed her title as a national record holder after scorching her way around Hagenauer Reserve in the 1000m at the Box Hill Burn overnight, while Stewart McSweyn has posted yet another Olympic qualifier in the 5000m.  Clocking...

Ten British athletes progress on day one of 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

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Press release - British Athletics Ten British athletes progressed to finals on the opening morning session of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Toruń in Poland with Holly Mills (coach: Laura Turner-Alleyne; club: Andover) making an encouraging start in the women’s...

British athletes impress on opening night of 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships

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Press release - British Athletics During an evening of qualification events in both track and field, British athletes dominated the women’s 3000m heats with qualifications to finals also secured in the men’s 1500m and the men’s long jump at the...

Alberto Salazar’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on doping-related charges begins...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Alberto Salazar's appeal against the four-year ban is set to be heard Thursday, March 4 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) The case was due to be heard by the CAS...

Jodie Williams to captain the British Team at the 2021 European Indoor Championships

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Press Release - British Athletics odie Williams (coach: Ryan Freckleton; club: Herts Phoenix) will captain the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad at the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland (4-7 March). The European and Commonwealth medallist will compete...

Bahraini middle-distance runner banned 3 years for fabricating car accident story

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated "No person has a good enough memory to be a succesfull liar."- Abraham Lincoln. Nelly Jepkosgei, an 800m and 1500m athlete competing for Bahrain, has been banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)...

Russian Athletics Federation to begin long road to reinstatement; can they get there?

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Since 2015, the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) has driven off the roadmap to reinstatement so many times that one can hardly be blamed for being skeptical about their ability to come clean....

Tirunesh Dibaba set to compete in the NN Mission Marathon Hamburg

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Press release - NN Running Team Tirunesh Dibaba, one of the greatest female distance runners of all-time, will feature at the elite women’s field at the NN Mission Marathon in Hamburg on April 11. The announcement that Tirunesh is set...
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