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Christopher Kelsall

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

Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder banned for four years

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Two-time London Marathon winner and former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). "The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned long-distance runner...

Wodak predicted 32:41 and Kent goes “sub-29” to take first Virtual Canadian 10K Championships

Natasha Wodak and Justin Kent win Athletics Canada's Canadian Day Virtual 10K.

Russian Athletics Federation misses critical deadline; suspension continues

"We recognise these are difficult times, but we are very disappointed by the lack of progress made by RusAF in terms of the requirements set in March," said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe."

Russian Athletics Federation seeks extension on $10-million fine

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) is claiming that they do not have the funds available to pay the $10-million fine that they owe to World Athletics. They have asked for an extension and if...

Doping study: RunRepeat data reveals new results especially on Russian doping

RunRepeat has conducted an interesting investigation into doping, especially Russian doping. The findings may not be what you expect them to be. For example, clean athletes, although disadvantaged, may not be as disadvantaged as we believe. 

World Athletics’ four-year Strategic Plan: Grassroots engagement, cross-country in Winter Olympics

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated World Athletics has released a four-year Strategic Plan. The Plan is to grow the sport or in their words, "To use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a...

World Athletics and Parkrun Global Ltd partner; some Parkruns to resume shortly

"The good news is we start in New Zealand this weekend," said Pearson, "and that gives every other parkrun country and territory some optimism and hope."

Person of the Week for the week of June 29, 2020: Sebastian Coe

“If you’re hanging by a thread on one or even two [missed tests], then my instinct would be to be sitting by my front door for that hour. You wouldn’t risk not being there. If they fall foul of this regularly they will be banned. I can’t put it in any blunter way.”

Vancouver area athletes run fast 5,000m time trial

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Due to the decimation of the 2020 race calendar because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a few fast Vancouver, BC women ran a time trial over 5,000-metres over the weekend. The results were impressive. Regan...

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva pens letter to IOC and World Athletics

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Two-time Olympic gold medallist in the pole vault event, Yelena Isinbayeva, penned a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics (WA) to intervene with the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF). This is...
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