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Christopher Kelsall

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

Youth was served at World Athletics Permit series on Sunday

Tuemay and Tesfay take Ethiopian double at the 63rd Campaccio cross country race. 📰:https://t.co/DPWJ3ElYIC pic.twitter.com/Xj2ifb5OOs — World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) January 6, 2020 © Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The youth was served at a defacto dual meet between Ethiopia and Kenya in...

Ethiopians on the Marathon prowl in January

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Two marathons that will take place three weeks and 6,273 kilometres (3,897 miles) apart in January, will provide several Ethiopians athletes the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games or simply...

Dave Scott-Thomas update

Update: January 6, 2020. The CAC is not investigating - see below. Below is the latest update by Athletics Canada regarding the apparent investigation or review of Dave Scott-Thomas, former coach of the University of Guelph Gryphons and the Speed...

Bach warns people not to protest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated While Thomas Bach's point (below) that the Olympic Games should never be about politics, it is a bit rich for the president of the International Olympic Committee to warn protestors against demonstrating -...

American Alexandria Gochenour Banned for Doping

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), there are approximately 500 athletes from around the world who are ineligible to compete in the sport of athletics for doping or having blood profile anomalies...

Latest doping violations: Kenyan Kitwara and Moroccan Laqouahi now banned

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated Two more athletes have been sanctioned for testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs. World Half Marathon champion Sammy Kiprop Kitwara of Kenya will be banned as is Moroccan Hassan Laqouahi, which was announced by...

Sir Craig claims WADA will defend Russian doping decision with “utmost vigour” at CAS

It is good to see that Sir Craig Reedie has changed his mind about Russia or the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). At one time he intimated that they was doing everything that they were asked to prove that they...

Diane Clement named as 2019 Member of the Order of Canada

Diane Clement named as 2019 Member of the Order of Canada, CBC article below: https://www.cbc.ca/…/order-of-canada-january-2020-1.5409261… Diane Clement was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and has led an eventful life. Not only was she a sprinter on the 1956 Canadian Olympic team...

RUSADA send formal notice to WADA of appeal against doping ban

From Inside the Games The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has sent formal notice to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it will appeal the range of sanctions imposed on the country for manipulating the Moscow Laboratory data. In a letter to...

Shoe Review: adidas Ultra boost

© Copyright - 2019 - Athletics Illustrated The adidas Ultra boost Parley Shoes are currently one of the best lightweight and neutral trainers made. Weighing in at just less than 11 ounces for men’s size 9, they are good for workouts...
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