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Christopher Kelsall

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

Kelvin Broad Interview

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© Copyright - 2009 - Athletics Illustrated The first of two long runs I had done with Kelvin Broad were over 32 kilometres long (20 miles) long and included a group of fellow runners of varying abilities (I was the...

Rob Watson Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Christopher Kelsall: What precipitated the change to the marathon from years competing at the top-level as a steepler? Rob Watson: The steeplechase will always be my first love, but after a fairly disappointing and...

Megan Brown Interview

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© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Christopher Kelsall: Megan, your email address has ‘2012’ in it, which can only mean one thing: Olympic aspirations. What event are you looking to focus on for London qualification? Megan Brown: If you had...

Book Review: Healthy Intelligent Training – by Keith Livingstone

Purchase this book here>> © Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated The Arthur Lydiard Phenomenon - A method of any other way could only be of a lesser standard. Certainly no other endurance pioneer, no matter how successful, could possibly have experimented...

Once a Runner – by John L. Parker Jr.

John L. Parker: Comeback Author John L. Parker Jr. took 30 years to write the sequel to his classic novel Once a Runner. Then he almost died, spending 16 days in a near-coma. He along with his fictional hero, Quenton...

Marathon – by Hal Higdon

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Perhaps you have read John L. Parker Junior’s contribution to running culture, the quasi-fictional parable, Once a Runner – if you are a runner, inevitably you will read it. As far as running...

Book Review: On the Wings of Mercury – by Lorraine Moller

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated On the Wings of Mercury is a self–penned autobiography by Lorraine Moller. From the days when she was a world-class middle and long-distance runner, it is one of the most riveting and highly...

Uncommon Heart by Anne Audain

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated Paperback, 278 pages Published April 28th 2000 by Cedarwinds (first published April 2000) ISBN 0915297280 (ISBN13: 9780915297283) Anne Audain’s book, Uncommon Heart, co-written with John L. Parker Jr. (Once a Runner) is an ardent, tell-all, roller-coaster...

Chris Solinsky Interview

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© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Chris Solinsky, a University of Wisconsin Badger alumnus and current Nike Oregon Track Club athlete (also with Kimbia Athletics), pulled off one of the most stunning track races in US history, being the...

Amby Burfoot Interview

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© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated In 1968 at the age of 21, Amby Burfoot won the historic B.A.A Boston Marathon. John J. Kelley, who at that time was the most recent American to win Boston 11 years prior,...
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