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

Athletics Canada names 2021 Pan American Race Walking Cup team

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OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the team that will represent Canada at the 2021 Pan American Race Walking Cup. The two-day, biennial event will take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on May 8 and 9 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary...

Video: Impressive new Hayward Field ready for action

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World Athletics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDlYbkV_8aY&t=6s As Oregon track and field head coach Robert Johnson highlighted during this week’s behind the scenes reveal, Hayward Field at the University of Oregon has so much to offer that listing all its facilities is not a quick...

Beth Potter should run another 5K to demonstrate fitness and a 5000m to qualify...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated As it is highly unlikely, due to several factors, that Beth Potter’s world's fastest 5k run will be ratified, the best move she can make is to attempt to repeat the performance....

Ruth Chepngetich breaks world half-marathon record, Elizabeth Potter runs second-fastest 5K all-time

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Kenyan distance runner, Ruth Chepngetich, broke the world half-marathon record in Istanbul on Sunday. She clocked the time of one hour, four minutes, and two seconds (64:02). Her previous best was 65:06 from...

Nike Next % Test Run: 71-year-old Joseph Camilleri compares Nike Pegasus to Nike Next...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTJJRQ61IE&t=187s Seventy-one-year-old Joseph Camilleri test runs Nike Pegasus Turbo racing flat against Nike Next % super shoe in 1600m interval track session. The Victoria, BC resident is looking to set new 70-plus age-group personal...

World Athletics ratifies world records by Kandi, Chepkoech, and Tsegay

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated On Friday, World Athletics ratified three world record performances by Kenyans Kibiwott Kandie and Beatrice Chepkoech as well as Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia. Gudaf Tsegay On February 9, Tsegay broke the women's...

Charlotte Purdue, 4th fastest British Marathoner all-time appealing snub to Olympic team

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Charlotte Purdue, the fourth-fastest British marathon runner all-time, is formally appealing the apparent snub from the Tokyo Olympic team after British Athletics selected another athlete who is more than a minute slower. The team...

Rohan Browning runs third-fastest Australian 100m all-time to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Australian sprinter Rohan Browning from Sydney qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 100m event. He is the first Australian male to do so in 17 years. He ran 10.05 at the...

World Athletics approves neutral-status regulations for Russian track and field team

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TASS Russian News Agency World Athletics approved a list of regulations regarding the issuance of neutral-status participation permits for national athletes of Russia, according to the organization’s statement on Thursday. On March 18, the World Athletics Council announced a decision...

First seven athletes selected for British team to compete in Tokyo Olympic Games

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British Athletics The first seven members of the athletics team have been nominated to the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB in Tokyo this summer. Marathon runner Chris Thompson, age 39, and racewalker Stephanie Davis, 30, secured their spots for...
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