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Christopher Kelsall

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

Wallpaper Wednesdays is a thing; Athletics Canada supports postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Wallpaper Wednesday is a thing. During the Covid-19 pandemic, athletes from across Canada have begun to share how they are staying connected to training by creating makeshift workout opportunities. Like Wallpaper Wednesdays, social distancing is now a thing and the...

Leslie Carson claims two years of sexual abuse by her high school coach

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The athletics community has been rocked recently by reports of predatory behavior by opportunistic coaches. For example, there are the accusations against Dave Scott-Thomas formerly with Guelph University by athlete Megan Brown as...

Task force created to grapple with postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games; European Championships...

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) grapples with the postponement and rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to sometime in 2021, the European Athletics Executive Board is asking organizers for this summer’s...

The Un-Canceled Project by Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano

Check out the Global one-hour virtual race here>> Olympian Adam Goucher and psychology educator Tim Catalano are the co-founders of Run the Edge and co-authors of Running the Edge, a best-selling book. Recognizing that the sports calendar has been wiped...

Athletics Canada officially hands lifetime ban to Dave Scott-Thomas

Read: Dave Scott-Thomas story far from over. Athletics Canada has officially handed former Guelph University, Athletics Ontario and Speed River Track and Field Club head coach Dave Scott-Thomas a lifetime ban. He is also banned for five years from attending...

Athletics Australia cancels 2020 National Championships

Press Release - Athletics Australia It is with regret that Athletics Australia has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Australian Track & Field Championships for Senior, Under 20 and Para athletes. Due to the threat of the coronavirus, the Championships...

Book Review: The Unforgiving Line

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Title: The Unforgiving Line Author: Paul C Maurer Pages: 268 Publisher: Lulu Press ISBN: 978-0-359-94494-1 The Unforgiving Line, by author Paul C Maurer, is one of your requisite tales of good over evil, love over hate and glory...

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially Postponed

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated It’s official, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021. The postponement was announced by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. Apparently, the decision was made during a phone call with...

The Athletics Association pens letter to IOC to postpone Olympic Games

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The Athletics Association made up of professional track and field athletes is the latest organization to put pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games. Canada was the...

FBK Games 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

The 39th edition of the FBK Games has been cancelled following Dutch government measures forbidding all events until at least June 1st. The FBK Games will not take place later this year but have released June 6, 2021, as...
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