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Christopher Kelsall

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

International Olympic Committee excludes Russia and Belarus from media rights tender

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has excluded Russia and Belarus from tendering media rights for upcoming international events including the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The next available Olympics are the Los...

Who is better Kenenisa Bekele or Eliud Kipchoge?

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated There are eternal debates that rage on regarding who may be the greatest in their respective cultural tidings — the debates may never ebb.For example, who was the greatest classical composer Bach...

Crisis: Russian Olympic Committee member flees, Japanese exec. charged with bribery, Kenyan athletes banned

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Russian flees Anastasia Davydova, the secretary general of the Russian Olympic Committee has fled Russia according to Russian news agency TASS. Davydova is a five-time Olympic gold medallist. The artistic swimming coach has no plans to return to Russia and...

Kenenisa Bekele to go for win, but not for world record at London Marathon

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele — considered one of if not the greatest distance runner all time — will go for the win at the 2022 TCS London Marathon. He is, however, not...

How, where to watch live the TCS London Marathon and elite start lists

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The marathon takes place on Sunday, October 2. Start time 08.30: Mini London marathon08.50: Elite wheelchair races09.00: Elite women's race start09.30: Elite men's race and mass start The 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM BST time zone in London and most of Europe is 4:00 AM and...

Nicholas Kipkorir smashed the Brasov 10km record by nearly two minutes

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Kenyan Nicholas Kipkorir won the Brasov 10km in a new course record time of 26:51. The performance places him in fifth in the world all-time rankings. The 23-year-old smashed the Brasov Running...

Ethiopian Tigist Asefa runs the third-fastest marathon of all-time

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated Ethiopian Tigist Assefa ran the third fastest marathon performance of all-time Sunday in Berlin, finishing with a 2:15:37 clocking for the win. Her performance stands behind only former world record holder Paula...

Kipchoge breaks own world record, runs a stunning 2:01:09 in Berlin

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Eliud Kipchoge added yet another chapter to his matchless career by running a world record time of 2:01:09 thanks to a mesmeric display of distance running at the BMW Berlin Marathon today. The 37-year-old Kenyan scalped a further 30 seconds...

Marathon news: Tracking apps, non-binary category, and Real Madrid’s Kaka to run Berlin

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The tracking app... The London Marathon organizers are offering an athlete track app for the 2022 running which happens Sunday, October. 2 this year. When you download the app you will be given all the options and features available including...

World Athletics places seven nations on watchlist

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© Copyright - 2022 - Athletics Illustrated World Athletics has added seven countries to its watch list, they are Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey andUzbekistan. World Athletics feels that there is a high degree of risk of results manipulation...