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Christopher Kelsall

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

Brigid Kosgei among finalists for World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year

From Inside the Games Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, who broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old marathon world record in Chicago last month, has been named as one of five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2019 award. The quintet remain in...

Abraham Kiptum suspended four years for suspected doping

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The Athletics Integrity Unit on Monday announced their latest athlete suspension due to doping in Kenyan Abraham Kiptum. He has been given a four-year suspension. The ban was handed down because of irregularities in...

Munich to host second European Championships in 2022

From Inside the Games Munich has been named as host of the second edition of the multi-sport European Championships in 2022. Athletics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon have also been confirmed for the sports programme in the German city. All six...

Alberto Salazar’s appeal on his ban will be heard no earlier than March 2020

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will not be hearing Alberto Salazar’s appeal from his four-year suspension until at least March 2020. In a release, the CAS said: “it had registered the appeals...

Queen’s Gaels women and Calgary Dinos men win USport Cross Country Championships

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Home course advantage might be a thing if you consider Queen’s University women’s cross-country team taking the USport national championships on Saturday at Fort Henry Park in Kingston, ON. However, that may not wash...
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Thetis Lake Relays 20K: interview with winning team, Victoria Lawn Bowling Society — Second...

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Thetis Lake Relay 20K team winner was Victoria Lawn Bowling Society -- Second Sextennial Shindig. They also won first place for worst team name. They finished in the time of 64:10, taking the...
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Jonah Brost interview: 2019 Thetis Lake Relays

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Jonah Brost racing the 2019 Thetis Lake Relays for the Prairie Inn Harriers Youth Team. He is is currently attending Stelly's Senior Secondary on Vancouver Island. He is currently deciding between running for...

Thetis Lake Relays 20K: The seven-year comeback

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The 2019 Thetis Lake Relays ran Monday, on Remembrance Day, at Thetis Lake Park in Victoria, BC. The popular relay event offers a rugged and hilly near 5K course around two small lakes, Upper...

Shalane Flanagan’s ride is likely far from over

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated In October, 38-year-old Marblehead, MA distance runner, Shalane Flanagan, announced her retirement after a very successful 15-year-long professional running career. For her, running is a life-long passion that has come full circle. Her career began...

Cockroft smashes record to take 11th world title

From Dubai Games Great Britain’s five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has experienced a lot during her career but still could not anticipate what Sunday’s morning session reserved for her at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. Hurricane Hannah smashed the women’s...
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