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

Ottawa 10km Attracts World Class Field

Paul Gains Ottawa is the only city in the world to have two IAAF Gold Label races on the same weekend and once again quality fields are the rule - not the exception. Some familiar names are on the 10km start...

France’s financial prosecutor calls for former IAAF President Diack to stand trial

Disgraced former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations Lamine Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack were accused of extortion, bribery, money laundering, and other financial crimes. Papa Massata Diack took personal payments as bribery for awarding world...

Harry Jerome Track Classic feature: Liz Gleadle

Paul Gains Liz Gleadle will be 31 on her next birthday and has been throwing the javelin for nearly half her life. It’s also been four years since she heaved her personal best of 64.83 metres and her body continues...

Pre Classic Women’s 3k Clash of Titans: Obiri, Hassan, Dibaba, Ayana – and Semenya!

Prefontaine Classic The greatest field of women distance runners ever assembled on American soil will step to the starting line for the Prefontaine Classic 3,000-meter race. And the field includes an intriguing wild card in Caster Semenya, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist and...

Humana Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon invites participants to kick off 2020 as registration...

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series announced today that registration for the 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon taking place on Jan. 18 -19, 2020, is now open. Inclusive of the 5K and 10K and...

Genevieve Lalonde breaks Canadian 3000m steeplechase record in Shanghai

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Genevieve Lalonde, originally of Moncton, New Brunswick, broke the national 3,000-metre steeplechase record on Saturday. Racing in the Diamond League Shanghai meet, she crossed the finish line in 9:29.82. The performance was good...

Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu triumphs at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019, Kenya’s Agnes Tirop...

Andamlak Belihu is starting to become a familiar face to Indian distance running fans after he added to the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 title to the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon crown he won seven months ago, crossing the...

Athletics South Africa to appeal Semenya testosterone ruling

From Inside the Games Athletics South Africa (ASA) will lodge an appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to rule in favour of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in its landmark legal case against Caster...
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Do ketone supplements aid athletic performance or recovery?

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated There is a growing market in sports nutrition for supplementation with ketone bodies. They come in the form of salts, MCT Oil – a precursor to ketones – and off-the-shelf ketone esters. In 2017,...

Summit Meeting: Samba vs. Benjamin in Pre Classic 400 Hurdles

Prefontaine Classic There hasn’t been this much excitement in the men’s 400-meter hurdles for more than 30 years. The Prefontaine Classic’s field is its best ever, including the Rio Olympic gold medalist and winners of the last three IAAF Diamond League...