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Christopher Kelsall

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

Natasha Wodak interview: Tokyo Olympics, teammates and new motivation for the marathon

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozFiLfNlTD8 Natasha Wodak talks about why she chose to run the marathon in Chandler, AZ in December. The Vancouver-area runner also talks about running a big marathon at her best, after the Tokyo...

Gidey’s 29:01:03 and Cheptegei’s 26:11.00 10,000m near Kipchoge’s 2:01:39 marathon performance-wise; expect more this...

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Letesenbet Gidey's new world record of 29:01.03 in the 10,000m event came just two days after Sifan Hassan's world record performance of 29:06.82. Both athletes are from Ethiopia, however, Hassan represents the...

Letesenbet Gidey smashes 10,000m world record

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Global Sports Communications Letesenbet Gidey strikes again with a beautiful performance. After breaking the 5000m world record in Valencia in October, she broke another world record in Hengelo today. During the Ethiopian Trials she took the two days old world...

Virgin out, Tata Consultancy Services in as London Marathon title sponsor

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The London Marathon and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have reached an agreement to become the title partner of the largest marathon and charity event in the world. TCS signed a six-year agreement to replace...

Sinead Diver age 44 and Malindi Elmore age 41 demonstrate that masters should be...

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Irish-born Australian, Sinead Diver, will be competing in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the marathon at the age of 44. It will be her debut at the Olympics. Her personal best is...

Russian anti-doping officer arrested in potential large-scale embezzlement case

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Corruption continues to run rampant in Russia. In the latest scandal, news agency Tass reports that Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) anti-doping coordinator Robert Popov has been placed under house arrest in connection with...

Cameron Levins’ stressful 11th-hour Olympic qualification attempt and team selection

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated When Cameron Levins hit the 35-kilometre mark during the S7 Marathon in Austria on May 23, a sense of relief began to lighten his stride. It wasn’t long after that he knew...

Mo Farah’s Olympic defence in jeopardy as he runs a sub-par 10,000m

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The four-time Olympic gold medallist of Great Britain, Sir Mo Farah, finally proved that he is mortal, by not winning a 10,000m and failing to run the Olympic standard. The chances of...

Sifan Hassan breaks 10,000m World Record at FBK Games in Hengelo

Sifan Hassan added another landmark moment to her already glittering career by lowering the 5-year-old world 10,000m record at the FBK Games in Hengelo today. The Dutch athlete clocked 29:06.82 and shaved almost nine seconds from Almaz Ayana’s old record...

McColgan and Scott land Müller British 10,000m titles on an exciting night in Birmingham

UK Athletics Eilish McColgan (coach: Liz Nuttall, club: Dundee Hawkhill) and Marc Scott (Jerry Schumacher, Richmond and Zetland) were crowned British 10,000m champions as the GB & NI women took European Cup team victory and the men silver on an...
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