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Christopher Kelsall

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

Long arm of the Athletics Integrity Unit reaches back a decade to suspend Russian...

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"Better to stumble than make a slip of the tongue," — Russian proverb. Victoriya Sudarušhkina is a Russian javelin thrower. She is an athlete who competed under the Russian systematic doping regime. Sudarušhkina tested positive for anabolic steroids, however, the...

Five athletes added to the GB & NI team for Glasgow World Athletics Indoor...

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Following the confirmation of the World Athletics Road to Glasgow ranking positions, five athletes have been added to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2024 (1-3 March). https://athleticsillustrated.com/great-britain-and-northern-ireland-squad-selected-for-world-athletics-indoor-championships-glasgow-2024/ Athletes named were required to...

Elite field for the Napoli City Half Marathon

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Elite men The favourite in the men’s field is Brian Kwemoi whose time of 59:37 in Beijing last year was the fastest ever on Chinese soil. The 24-year-old starts a busy spring campaign in Naples and expects fast time, as...

World Athletics’ proposed change to the long jump take-off is a good idea that...

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated Athletics fans have all seen it and it is tiresome. At many meets, long jump athletes clear a personal best, or regional or meet record. Or perhaps the athlete jumps as far...

Femke Bol breaks her own world indoor record in the 400m hurdles

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Dutch athlete Femke Bol broke her own 400-metre indoor world record on Sunday. She accomplished the feat at the Netherlands' national championships, finishing in a time of 49.24 seconds. This performance cleaves two-hundredths of a second off the record...

Mary Cain switched allegiances from the USA to Ireland. Can she take the next...

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Former Nike Oregon Project (NOP) athlete Mary Cain has switched allegiances from the USA to Ireland. This was made official on February 16, 2024. Cain, formerly coached by Alberto Salazar, in Portland, OR moved back to her parent's home...

Jemma Reekie lights up Birmingham with 800m championships record

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Jemma Reekie (coach: Jon Bigg; club: Kilbarchan) lit up the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships with a Championship record and the second best time in the world this year on the way to victory in the 800m as more...

Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad selected for World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2024

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The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24, (1-3 March) has been announced today by UK Athletics. The team has been selected to fulfill the aim of the policy for these championships; to...

Rory Linkletter makes the 2024 Paris Olympic Games with 2:08:01 marathon in Seville

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated Sunday morning at the Sevilla Marathon in Spain, Rory Linkletter, became the second-fastest Canadian marathon runner of all time. The 27-year-old clocked a 2:08:01 performance, which is nine seconds faster than the...

Grant Holloway breaks his own 60-metre hurdles world record

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Grant Holloway broke his own 60-metre hurdles world record at the US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday. The 26-year-old American is currently the three-time 110m hurdles world champion and Olympic silver medallist. On Friday, recorded a...
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