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Christopher Kelsall

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

FairSport slams CAS decision to uphold Mutko appeal against lifetime Olympic ban

The FairSport organisation is correct in that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) erred in upholding the appeal against a lifetime ban from the Olympic Games of Russian Minister Vitaly Mutko. For governing bodies to continue to make in-roads...

Vancouver’s Rainforest Trail Run aims to promote participation of indigenous people

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated There is a new five-kilometre trail race taking place in Greater Vancouver’s Central Park in Burnaby. It is named the Rainforest Trail Run and was started by the Achilles International Track and Field...

Coffee Cup Classic: Vic City Elite dominate

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Day 1 of the inaugural Coffee Cup Classic at the University of Victoria took place Monday with two distances and four races, the women’s and men’s 1500m and 500m, respectively. The first race off...

The Eilish McColgan interview

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Eilish McColgan is a Scottish distance runner who competes primarily in the 5,000m event. McColgan is the daughter of the legendary Liz McColgan-Nuttall (Lynch) who was competitive internationally over the 3,000m to 10,000m distances...

The Haron Lagat interview

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Haron Lagat is a Kenyan-American distance runner who lives and trains in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is hoping, at 36-years-of-age, to qualify and compete for the US at the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships...

Middleton And Elmore Chase Tokyo 2020 Places at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Paul Gains With places on Canada’s 2020 Olympic team up for grabs the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is quickly attracting the best of Canadian marathoners for the IAAF Gold Label race. Defending Athletics Canada National Champion, Kinsey Middleton, and the surprising...

The IAAF’s Doping Review Board approves 37 Russian athletes for competition

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Can the country of Bahrain afford more athlete-refugees onto their national athletics team? World Athletics, previously known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and their Doping Review Board has approved applications of...

Zane Robertson’s New Zealand marathon record; a bittersweet result

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated While the brothers Robertson, Jake and Zane, are re-writing the New Zealand athletics record book, the latest, by Zane was bittersweet. He was expecting to go a little faster than he did in...

Regan Yee executes in a last chance opportunity to qualify for World Championships

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Coach Mark Bomba knew she was fit and ready. Regan Yee knew she was fit and ready and everyone around her knew too: training partners, competitors. Heck, officials, fans and volunteers knew she...

Biggest organised doping raid: 17 organised crime groups dismantled

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) continues to pursue clean sport with a vengeance. After decades of impotence in the chase to prosecute and convict drug cheats, WADA, over the past few years has...