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Christopher Kelsall

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

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal continues to compete while banned and awaiting appeal

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Brianna McNeal (nee Rollins), the 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the 100m hurdles event, has been handed a five-year suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). An update on the Brianna McNeal...

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce now second-fastest woman in history

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second-fastest, 100m sprinter of all time, after racing to a 10.63 finish time in Kingston, Jamaica. The two-time Olympic gold medallist passed American Carmelita Jeter on the all-time...

Athletics Canada names six athletes to the Tokyo Olympic team

Athletics Canada Athletics Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Team Canada’s marathon team and the men’s 50-kilometre race walkers nominated to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Two distance runners have also earned early nominations in the...

Josh Kerr and Natalia Hawthorn with performances of the night at Stumptown Twilight in...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Great Britain's Josh Kerr took down Sebastian Coe's 1500m American soil record by finishing the Stumptown Twilight race in the time of 3:31.55. Kerr improved the British-on-American-soil record by 58 seconds. He...

Florence Diamond League boasts a super-elite line-up for Thursday, June 10

Diamond League World record holders Joshua Cheptegei and Sifan Hassan, Diamond League champions Dina Asher-Smith and Tom Walsh and local hero Gianmarco Tamberi are among those who will feature in the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in...

Docuseries debuts the journey of the On Athletics Club team towards Tokyo 2020

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On, the Swiss high-performance sportswear company released the documentary titled OAC 1: Origins, a compelling docuseries following On's elite running team, the On Athletics Club (OAC), and its athletes' hard-fought journeys toward Olympic qualification. The docuseries is directed by Andrew Hinton...

Victoria Marathon Society to host in-person races Sunday, October 10; marathon still off the...

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© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The Victoria Marathon Society that operates the Royal Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K, will host the physical in-person half-marathon and 8K on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “We are very excited to return...

Rio Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba runs Olympic qualifier in new event

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba, who cannot race the 800m distance due to the Caster Semenya rule where she must take testosterone-suppressing medication, ran an Olympic qualifying time in the 5000m, on Tuesday. Niyonsaba clocked 14:54.38...

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon Virtual Race begins on Global Running Day

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon More than 3,000 racers will be lacing up their shoes starting today, Wednesday June 2, also known as Global Running Day, to participate in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon Virtual Race. Many participants will be dedicating their...

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford sets new benchmark in the 800m distance

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated Gabriela DeBues-Stafford's 1:58.70 800m personal best from the Portland Track Festival on the weekend qualifies her for Canada's Olympic team. The Bowerman Track Club athlete is expected to compete in the 1500m...
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