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

Eilish McColgan not resting on her laurels, Munich next, then the marathon

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Long gone are the Pythian Games of ancient Greece founded during the Roman-dominant sixth century in honour of the cultural god Apollo. But the iconic laurel wreath awarded to the winners lives...

British coach Toni Minichiello served with a lifetime ban for sexually physical behaviour

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Toni Minichiello has been served with a lifetime ban from coaching in Great Britain for sexually physical behaviour. He is the former coach of Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill who competed in...

Royal Victoria 8K nine-week run clinics offer training for all abilities

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Registration has opened for the 2022 Royal Victoria 8K run clinics put on by RunSport Victoria. RunSport is the organization that brings the TC10K to the streets of Victoria each spring and the TC10K clinics that start in January....

England’s relay DQ, ended Games two medals shy for win in final medal standings;...

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Australia defeated hosts England in the total medal standings at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 178 to 176. Although Australia had 10 more golds, the total count was of the slimmest of...

Commonwealth Games Day 7: Dunfee, 4 x 400m sends Canada atop the podium

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From Athletics Canada 4X400m women triumphant in nail-biting final Coming into the championships, Team Canada coach Glenroy Gilbert said he was excited at the prospect of fielding so many strong 400m women, but team Canadian fans had to wait until...

Moraa takes gold in women’s 800m, favoured Hodgkinson silver again

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Keely Hodgkinson, one of the most talented 800-metre runners in the world was a bridesmaid for the third time in three global championships. During the Tokyo Olympic final last August, she was...

Commonwealth Games Day 6: Hammer Time lasts all day for Canada

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From Athletics Canada, edited by Christopher Kelsall Rogers, Weir populate hammer throw podium Camryn Rogers, the Commonwealth Games hammer throw record holder and clear favourite, was a hair away from elimination after her two first throws. The world silver medallist, who set...

Oliver “Ollie” Hoare of Australia gold in 1500m over Wightman and Cheruiyot at Birmingham...

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated In 1733, English poet, Alexander Pope, wrote in An Essay of Man, "hope springs eternal." Another line in the poem reads, , "A being darkly wise and rudely great."It was Australian Oliver...

Australia goes 1-2 in decathlon at Commonwealth Games

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Australia has served up a decathlon double and another bronze at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as decathletes Daniel Golubovic and Cedric Dubler took silver and bronze as wheelchair racer Samuel Carter picked up bronze in the 1500m T53/54. Producing...

Commonwealth Games – Day 5: Six Canadians move on to finals

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From Athletics Canada Canada goes three for three in the morning session Friday’s early session featured three defending Canadian champions, still recovering from Worlds, now aiming to make it past their respective qualifying rounds. Michelle Harrison was the first to contend for...
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