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Christopher Kelsall

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

Thomas Broatch makes marathon debut at TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon

By Paul Gains Runners across the globe are lured by the spectacle of the marathon and it’s no different for Vancouver’s Thomas Broatch who will mark his debut at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 15. The former University of...

World-class Paralympic athlete’s program announced for 2023 and 2024

Forty-one athletes have been offered membership to the Paralympic World Class Program for 2023/24. The Paralympic WCP is UK Sport’s National Lottery-funded initiative supporting the delivery of success at the Paralympic Games and other major Championships. The next major events...

Kenyan Agness Barsosio handed five-year doping ban, months after sister Stella’s suspension.

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated Apparently, cheating runs in the family. At least for the Barsosio's of Kenya it does. First Stella Barsosio (also known as Stellah) was suspended for doping. Now her 40-year-old sister Agness Barsosio has...

Great Britain & Northern Ireland team selected for inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships

A team of 12 athletes has been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships in Riga, Latvia on Sunday 1 October. The athletes have been selected to compete in the one...

Mo Farah finished fourth in final competitive race at Great North Run half-marathon

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated Sir Mo Farah crossed the finish line in one hour, three minutes and 28 seconds at the Great North Run on Sunday. He high-fived spectators as he rolled through the final metres knowing...

Two world records for Kenya’s Agnes Ngetich at the Brasov Running Festival

Agnes Ngetich made the headlines in the Trunsylvania 10km at the Brasov Running Festival when she sped to a women's-only 10kmworld record of 29:24 on Sunday. En route, the Kenyan passed through 5km in 14:25 which is also a women's-only...

American middle-distance runner Craig Engles challenges his fellow athletes to show their USADA homepage

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated No one at any time in history has accused Americans of not being brash. Sometimes the audacious behavior boldly pokes fun at fellow Americans for good. For example, world champion sprinter Noah Lyles...

Sprinter Noah Lyles continues to poke fun at the NBA

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated Perhaps after Friday's loss by Team USA to the hands of Team Germany during the FIBA World Cup of basketball, Lyles' silence would be enough. Apparently, he didn't think so. On X, which...

Shericka Jackson, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Laura Muir win, Wiley drops jaws

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated At least two world records were attempted Friday in Brussels, Belgium at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meet. Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson went after Florence Griffith-Joyner's 200-metre record time of 21.34 from...

Shericka Jackson in Brussels seeks world record in 200-metre event

© Copyright - 2023 - Athletics Illustrated Jamaican Shericka Jackson just needs seven one-hundredths of a second and perfect conditions. It is not like she is asking anything impossible from the universe. Jackson is looking to run the 200-metre sprint...
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