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Christopher Kelsall

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

The Justine Johnson interview

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© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Victoria, BC's Justine Johnson currently competes for the University of Washington. She graduated from Oak Bay High School having trained under coach Keith Butler. Johnson competed in the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships...

Bruce Deacon Interview

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© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Bruce Deacon caught and held the attention of the Canadian distance running community for nearly a decade as he qualified and competed internationally during much of the country’s marathon-distance dry spell. The lone...

Zach Whitmarsh Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Zach Whitmarsh toils on the Jack Wallace Memorial, Oak Bay High School track in Victoria, BC. Marley his dog canters back and forth from the infield to the start area and back, taking...

Paul O’Callaghan Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Irishman Paul O'Callaghan competed in six IAAF World Cross Country Championships, qualified for the Olympics and wore the green from 1982 to 2003, competing on the road, track and in cross-country. As his website indicates,...

Keith Butler Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated University of Victoria Vikes athletics coach Keith Butler, along with head coach Brent Fougner are seeing early returns on their collaboration during the 2011 CIS West cross-country season. Both the women’s and men’s...

Shayla Houlihan Interview

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© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Steeplechase specialist Shayla Houlihan, has recorded a number of personal bests in recent years with impressive improvements in the steeple and at the 5000 metre distance during 2009 and 2010. She is now...

Laura Mitic Interview

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© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated University of Victoria Vikes athlete Laura Mitic recently competed in the Canadian Interuniversity Cross Country Championships (CIS) in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The Claremont High School grad helped the Vikes to a fourth-place finish by...

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has...

Chris McDougall Born to Run A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Random House, Inc, 2009 Knopf. 287 pp. $24.95 © Christopher Kelsall – 2010 - Copyright I sit blurry-eyed watching planes take off through the floor-to-ceiling wall of...

Lisa Harvey Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated (April 2008) Canadian distance runner Lisa Harvey, is a competitor who just loves to run. She started in high school, and later ran varsity for the University of Calgary Dinosaurs in Calgary, Alberta. Harvey...

The Adam Campbell Interview

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© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Adam Campbell is a Victoria, BC-based competitive ultra-marathon and mountain runner who happens to also be married to one of Canada’s top Olympic distance triathletes, Lauren (Groves) Campbell. Growing up primarily in Lagos, Nigeria,...
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