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Christopher Kelsall

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

From a January perspective, the Tokyo Olympics seem impossible due to a spike in...

 © Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated The city of Tokyo and three prefectures have asked the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.According to Kyodo News, Economic...

Kenyan president amends anti-doping bill as 66 athletes serve suspensions

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an amendment to the Kenyan anti-doping bill on New Year's Day. The change will allow the legislation to function like the World Anti-Doping...

Hellen Obiri and Genzebe Dibaba win 10km and 5km races on New Year’s Eve...

© Copyright - 2021 - Athletics Illustrated A pair of New Year's Eve races took place in Spain on Thursday and as usual, East Africans dominated. 5km race

New American track series set for the 2021 racing season

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The new U.S. based Pro Track Series is set to run from May to August 2021. The series was created so that American athletes will have...

Brigid Kosgei interview: Marathon and half-marathon world record holder

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated Brigid Kosgei is the women’s marathon world record holder. She ran the 2019 Chicago Marathon in the time of 2:14:04. On that day, she bettered Paula Radcliffe’s...

Athletics Integrity Unit conducted 60 per cent of out-of-competition tests during pandemic

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated David Howman, chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit wrote that 60 per cent of out-of-competition doping tests were carried out during the pandemic.

Spanish athlete Ouassim Oumaiz joins NN Running Team

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated The NN Running announced Monday, Spanish runner Ouassim Oumaiz has joined the team. The 21-year-old has performed well, winning silver at the 2018 European Junior Cross Country Championships. IN 2019 he finished 20th at...

Coe has no issue with athlete protests; IOC continues to drag feet on Rule...

© Copyright - 2020 - Athletics Illustrated  Lord Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics, has no issues with athletes protesting during national anthems and medal ceremonies. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does.

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Suspended New Delhi laboratory had positive test rate of 4.6 per cent in 2019

Much of the anti-doping by the Athletics Integrity Unit and the World Anti-Doping Agency has been to do with Russia and Kenya. They are not the only countries with doping issues. India, despite...
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