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

Kieran Lumb takes U23 national record; Regan Yee sets two new bests

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Kieran Lumb took the Canadian U23 record in the 3,000-metre indoor event on Saturday, running a 7:45.50 performance at the 2020 BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational. “It definitely feels great to get that record,”...

Swede Armand Duplantis twice takes World Pole Vault record

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Armand Duplantis twice broke the world pole vault record in back-to-back weeks. First in Torun, Poland then during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland, which is a stop on the World...

Tokyo Marathon cancelled for 38,000; elites only will be racing March 1

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The 2020 Tokyo Marathon taking place Sunday, March 1 has been cancelled for the general public due to the threat of the coronavirus. The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported this today. There were approximately 38,000...

Joshua Cheptegei smashes world 5K record

Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) has set a new world record in the 5K Sunday in Monaco. Cheptegei finished the Monaco Run 5km in the time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds and by doing so took an impressive 27 seconds of...

World record holder Duplantis headlines Glasgow leg of World Athletics Indoor Tour

From inside the Games Sweden's new pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis is set to star on the fifth leg of the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Glasgow. The 20-year-old Swede broke the previous record of France's Renaud Lavillenie who...

ISTAF INDOOR IN BERLIN: Malaika Mihambo stuns with 7.07 meters

ISTAF INDOOR - Berlin Malaika Mihambo stunned 12,500 spectators at the ISTAF INDOOR in Berlin with a phenomenal last attempt of 7.07 meters. Germany’s long jump world champion from Doha 2019 broke her own meeting record, took the world lead...

President Mori bristles at Olympic cancellation rumours – Nike Vaporfly, the next Games’ crisis?

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The president of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Yoshiro Mori, bristled at the suggestion that the Olympics could be cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus. He said during an International Olympic Committee...

ISTAF INDOOR IN BERLIN ON FRIDAY: Malaika Mihambo hopes that strong field will spur...

ISTAF INDOOR meet in Berlin  Three Olympic champions and one World champion are the stars at the ISTAF INDOOR which will take place in the Mercedes Benz Arena before a packed house of 12,500 spectators on Friday evening. In the...

Recordsetters Duplantis & Kendricks Top Pre Classic’s Vault Field Royalty

Vault fans can’t wait for the royal field assembled for the Prefontaine Classic’s return to a brand-new Hayward Field. Even the vaulters can’t wait. Armand “Mondo” Duplantis and two-time reigning World Champion Sam Kendricks top an amazing field that includes every Olympic and World...

International Olympic Committee’s arrogance typified at Tokyo 2020

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics illustrated Typical. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) arbitrarily moving the marathons and race walking events 800-kilometres north from Tokyo to Sapporo has had a trickle down effect. Athletes need to adjust, family, coaches, officials,...
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