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

World Champions Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich named Marathon Runners of the Year

Photo credit: Victah Sailer / AMA This year’s World Marathon Champions Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich are the Marathon Runners of the Year. The runners from Ethiopia and Kenya respectively were honoured at the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Gala...

IAAF Cross Country Permit series to start new season in Burgos

From Inside the Games This winter's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Cross Country Permit series is due to start in Burgos tomorrow with the Cross de Atapuerca, one of five races on the circuit in 2019-2020. Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will...

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenom: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest...

Sir Craig has left WADA in stronger position than when took over, claims Pound

From Inside the Games Sir Craig Reedie has left the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in a stronger position than when he took over the founding President of the organisation, Richard Pound, claimed here today. A special ceremony was held to mark...

Podcast: Conversation with Ulla Hansen and Lori Chestnut about the 2020 Pan Am Cross...

© Copyright  - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated *Record levels are high in places. A conversation with Lori Chestnut, formerly Lori Bowden, two-time world ironman champion, Ulla Hansen, formerly Ulla Marquette, seven-time world cross country competitor with Christopher Kelsall, managing editor of...

Diamond League to pare down events for TV-friendly viewing

IAAF The top three most popular disciplines in the Diamond League are the 100m, long jump and high jump, followed by pole vault, the 200m and 400m, according to the latest research carried out by the Diamond League. The popularity of...

Bribe-taker responsible for awarding Doha World Athletics Championships appeared in court

Papa Massata Diack, as indicated below, was brought to stand in front of a judge in Dakar in a first step to having him appear in French court. This individual's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to Athletics Illustrated,...

Kenyans target Course Record in the Original Marathon

The favourites are Kenyans Daniel Muteti and Rhonzas Kilimo. They have set their sights on breaking the course record in the Athens Marathon. The Authentic on Sunday. While the time of 2:10:37 is no easy task on the highly...
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Race video: 2019 BC High School Cross Country Championships – Jr. Girls race

Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated 2019 BC High School Cross Country Championships - Jr. Girls Race. The top-three junior girls were Ella Madsen who won the U16 clubs championship title, she attends Riverside in Coquitlam and finished in the time...
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Race Video: 2019 BC High School Cross Country Championships – Sr. Boys race

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated 2019 BC High School Cross Country Championships - Sr. Boys Race. Fleetwood Park Secondary’s fleet-of-foot Jaiveer Tiwana won the 2019 BC High School Cross Country Championships Saturday at Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park. Tiwana was coming off...
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