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Christopher Kelsall

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

Kenyan Lucy Mawia tested positive for Efedrina, Oxycodone, and its metabolite Oxymorphone

The Italian anti-doping agency has provisionally suspended Kenyan cross-country phenom Luch Mawia. She tested positive for efedrina and oxycodone. The 26-year-old holds a half-marathon best of 1:09:38 and 5000m and 10,000m bests of 15:33.93 and 32:33.37, respectively, both from...

Race video: 2024 Comox Valley RV Half Marathon

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6I5d3b_Gfk The 2024 Comox Valley RV Half Marathon took place on Sunday, March 24. Olympian Natasha Wodak and Dayna Pidhoresky of Greater Vancouver both ran faster than the previous course record. Wodak won...

Eliud Kipchoge announces he will not defend his Olympic title in Paris

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated *April Fools joke..... Read scathing letter from reader about below April Fool's joke Two-time Olympic marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge, of Kenya has announced that he will not attempt to defend his title at the...

Will Megan Keith surpass Paula Radcliffe and Eilish McColgan as the UK’s next great...

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated At age 21, Megan Keith has emerged onto the international scene as the all-time fourth-fastest 10,000-metre runner in Great Britain. Behind only Eilish McColgan, Paula Radcliffe and Jessica Warner-Judd, she appears poised...

Jacob Kiplimo and Beatrice Chebet defend World Cross Country titles

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo and Kenya's Beatrice Chebet repeat as gold medallists at the World Cross Country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Kiplimo worked with his competitors, then began to make his...

Six weeks of road racing on the Canadian West Coast

© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated For the cities of Vancouver, Victoria and the general area, including Vancouver Island, the month of April is chock-a-block full of road races. Vancouver Sun Run Canada's and one of the world's largest...

Evan Dunfee and Olivia Lundman selected to Team Canada for Türkiye World Race Walking...

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Athletics Canada selected Evan Dunfee and Olivia Lundman to compete in the 2024 World Race Walking Championships. The event is taking place in Antalya, Türkiye on April 21. This year’s Championships will be the first international event for the Marathon...

Paris Olympic Games bill is going to be expensive; potentially €2 billion more than...

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated "Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with JaneJane plays with Willi, Willi is happy againSuki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with BrittAdolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it"— Peter Gabriel, Games...

Levins, Berihu, Chepkurui and Zeray favourites at Istanbul Half Marathon happening Sunday, April 28

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With fast races and deep fields the Türkiye Is Bankasi Istanbul Half Marathon has recently established itself among the world’s best races at the distance. This year's edition continues on that path. On Sunday, April 28th, the 19th annual...

Sifan Hassan withdraws from the 2024 World Cross Country Championships

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© Copyright - 2024 - Athletics Illustrated Chicago and London marathon champion Sifan Hassan has dropped out of Saturday's World Cross Country Championships to focus on the Paris Olympic Games. The 31-year-old double Olympic champion expressed the need to...
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