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Christopher Kelsall

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

Doping study: RunRepeat data reveals new results especially on Russian doping

RunRepeat has conducted an interesting investigation into doping, especially Russian doping. The findings may not be what you expect them to be. For example, clean athletes, although disadvantaged, may not be as disadvantaged as we believe. 

World Athletics’ four-year Strategic Plan: Grassroots engagement, cross-country in Winter Olympics

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated World Athletics has released a four-year Strategic Plan. The Plan is to grow the sport or in their words, "To use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a...

World Athletics and Parkrun Global Ltd partner; some Parkruns to resume shortly

"The good news is we start in New Zealand this weekend," said Pearson, "and that gives every other parkrun country and territory some optimism and hope."

Person of the Week for the week of June 29, 2020: Sebastian Coe

“If you’re hanging by a thread on one or even two [missed tests], then my instinct would be to be sitting by my front door for that hour. You wouldn’t risk not being there. If they fall foul of this regularly they will be banned. I can’t put it in any blunter way.”

Vancouver area athletes run fast 5,000m time trial

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Due to the decimation of the 2020 race calendar because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a few fast Vancouver, BC women ran a time trial over 5,000-metres over the weekend. The results were impressive. Regan...

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva pens letter to IOC and World Athletics

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Two-time Olympic gold medallist in the pole vault event, Yelena Isinbayeva, penned a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Athletics (WA) to intervene with the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF). This is...

Dick Pound castigates U.S. Government in threat to defund World Anti-Doping Agency

Dick Pound lashes out at the White House’s Office for National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) report that the World Anti-Doping Agency should be defunded if serious reforms are not immediately undertaken

U.S. threatens to pull WADA funding if serious reforms are not met

"Quite frankly, the US’s behaviour around the Board table over the past years is simply irreconcilable with the allegations outlined within the report."

2020 World Beer Mile Classic on, virtually

From Let's Run The 2020 Beer Mile World Classic is coming to Other Beer Mile news at Athletics Illustrated. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 Beer Mile World Classic is taking place virtually, around the world, and it will air on on July...

New York City Marathon cancelled, Muller British Athletics Championships with new dates

The New York City Marathon has been cancelled. The biggest marathon in the world. Chicago seems to be the only fall marathon still hanging on to hope that it will run in some form. The fastest marathon in the world...
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