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Christopher Kelsall

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

Renato Canova, Arthur Lydiard Roundtable – Champions Everywhere

Are Canova and Lydiard essentially based on the same underlying principles? Colin Livingstone: Canova is singing out of the same hymn sheet but does not realise it. Much the same as Cerutty and Lydiard and aspects of Gerschler and Igloi,...

Taylor Milne Interview

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Taylor Milne of Windsor, Ontario is a 2008 Beijing Olympics competitor, specializing in the 1500m distance. He is currently preparing to qualify this spring for the 2012 London Olympic Games. First he must...

Marilyn Arsenault – On Comebacks and Coaching

Marilyn Arsenault of Victoria, BC is well into her comeback from a debilitating infection that curtailed her training for over a year. Not only is she back training seriously, she is a busy coach and operates a business (Mindful...

Dr. Peter Snell, Olympic Gold Medalist

Running Times Magazine wrote a great article on Sir Peter Snell. Track fans probably know well that he broke several world records in middle distance track. His best event was the 800m. He took the world 800m and 880yard...

A few minutes with Greg McMillan

© Copyright - Athletics Illustrated - 2012 Greg McMillan is into his fourth year running adidas-McMillanElite - a post-collegiate program for runners who compete over distances from 5k to the marathon. McMillanElite, Inc. is a non-profit Olympic development running team...

When Sheldon Disappeared on our Run

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated From our rural offices, Sheldon and I would toil on our daily lunch runs. We would often go on this one particular seven kilometre route through farm fields, along roads and paths. The...

How to Preserve your Relationship when Training with a Member of the Opposite Sex

By Brandon Laan This is not a lecture, rather a gentle reminder. It is no secret that training groups are a breeding ground for budding relationships. One can spend upwards of two hours a day talking, training, and enjoying a...

Four Minutes with Cameron Levins

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Cameron Levins, who competes for NCAA Division 1 Southern Utah University, won the January 27th University of Washington's Invitational Indoor 5000m race and set the meet record time of 13:41.90. He followed that...

Nick Symmonds – OwnYourSkin

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Nick Symmonds is one of the fastest middle-distance track and field athletes in America, specializing in the 800m and 1500m distances. He won seven NCAA Division III titles in outdoor track. In 2007,...

Bib Marketing – National Track League

OTTAWA - A game changing world first in the sport of athletics (track and field) was announced today by the National Track League (NTL).  For the first time in the history of the sport, a competition, in this case...