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Christopher Kelsall

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

Keely Hodgkinson defends gold in the 800-metre event at European Athletics Championships

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Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson defended her 800-metre title at the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday in Rome. Easily winning the opening and semi-final rounds in the time of 1:58.07, she was hardly tested taking the championship in the time...

The Thomas Normandeau interview: Making Team Canada in 2024

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated Thomas Normandeau was born without his left hand. However, he tackled the sport of soccer, trained in karate and now is one of the fastest para-athletes in the world.On the advice of an...

Mahwinney and Davies lead elites at Under Armour Toronto 10K

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By Paul Gains Erin Mawhinney will defend her Under Armour Toronto 10K title on Saturday, June 15th the next stop on the 2024 Canada Running Series. A year ago, the Hamilton resident won the race, which traces Toronto’s scenic Lake Shore...

Asher-Smith strikes European gold as Bell and Bird also reach podium in Rome

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Dina Asher-Smith was once again crowned the queen of Europe as she regained her 100m title on a rainy night in Rome where Georgia Bell and Lizzie Bird both claimed 1500m silver and 3000m steeplechase bronze respectively. Asher-Smith, the European...

Silver for Mills and bronze for Glave at European Athletics Championships

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George Mills secured a silver and Romell Glave a bronze as the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team claimed their first medals on the second evening of the European Championships in Rome. On a night where there were three fourth-place...

Elliot Giles to captain the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the 2024...

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Elliot Giles (coach: Jon Bigg, club: Birchfield) will captain the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the European Athletics Championships in Rome, Italy between the 7-12 June 2024. Giles – European bronze medallist from 2016 – comes into the...

New World Athletics Ultimate Championships features best of the best and USD $10 million...

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World Athletics has created a new world championship currently dubbed the World Athletics Ultimate Championships starting in 2026 and to run every other year. The meeting will be short, just three days. The best of the best athletes from...

Audrey Leduc nails second national sprint record in six weeks

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Audrey Leduc took down her second national record in six weeks. In Atlanta, Leduc set the women’s 200-metre mark. She ran 22.36 seconds to win the event at the Edwin Moses Legends Meet, taking 0.14 off the Canadian record...

Ethiopian Ebsite Tilahun Asres and Kenyan Reuben Kiprop Kipyego provisionally suspended

Ebsite Tilahun Asres whose last race was Košice Marathon in October is provisionally suspended for testing positive for the banned triamcinolone acetonide. Kenyan Reuben Kiprop Kipyego, whose last finished race was in Rotterdam in 2022 (3rd place), for three...

World record holder, Rhonex Kipruto, suspended six years for doping

On May 17, 2023 Athletics Illustrated reported that Kenyan distance runner, Rhonex Kipruto, had been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for an athlete biological passport (ABP) anomaly. The AIU report now that the World Championship 10,000 metres...
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