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Christopher Kelsall

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

Chesoo and Wodak set new course records ahead of sold-out crowd of 7,000 at...

Paul Gains Edmonton’s Leonard Chesoo (29:28) and Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak (33:15) stormed to new course records in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000 enthusiastic runners. It was a fine morning for running in the Alberta capital: 15 Celcius, overcast,...

Coffee Cup Classic: New track meet in Victoria will require a mug as the...

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Entry for the Barclays Marathon one year was a license plate and a t-shirt. Seems odd as a registration payment for a race, but the creativity brings character to the event, like as...

WADA identifies nearly 300 athletes with most suspicious data from Moscow Laboratory

From Inside the Games Nearly 300 athletes have been identified as having the most suspicious samples in data retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has sent evidentiary packages on 43 competitors to the relevant International...

Two-times banned 37-year-old Justin Gatlin ran a 9.87 in the Diamond League

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated World Athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with its shiny new brand and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and their newer Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) should want to usher in the...

Seb Coe to be re-elected for second term as World Athletics president

From Inside the Games Sebastian Coe is set to be re-elected as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) unopposed after the deadline for nominations closed with him as the only candidate. The 62-year-old Briton, elected in 2015, will...

Athletics Canada names 2019 Lima Pan American team

While athletics fans in Canada look forward to the 2019 World Athletics Championships that will be taking place in Doha, Qatar starting Sept. 27, they have another international championships to enjoy, the 2019 Lima Pan American Games starting July...
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Dean Ellenwood interview at 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Dean Ellenwood won the development or national 800m race at the 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic. Here, he talks about splitting 55 seconds at 400m as well as feeling strong with 150m to go. He...

Coolsaet and Sexton to Defend lululemon Edmonton 10K titles

Paul Gains After an incredibly successful inauguration last year the lululemon Edmonton10K is back on the Canada Running Series calendar July 7th with both defending champions returning to a competitive field. Two-time Olympic marathoner, Reid Coolsaet (course champion in 2018 with...

Vienna named as venue to host Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 challenge

The historic city of Vienna, Austria, will host Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break the last great barrier in modern athletics, the sub-two-hour marathon, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. After an extensive worldwide assessment process, The Prater - the famous Viennese...
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Adrea Propp interview from 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Adrea Propp won the 800m international race at the 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic in 2:04. Here she talks about working out with Vic City Elite, at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellent (PISE) and...