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Christopher Kelsall

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

The Power of the Foot

© Copyright - 2011- Athletics Illustrated One of the most over-looked pieces of the training puzzle by runners that compete over a range of distances up to ultra-marathons is the strengthening of the foot and lower leg, as well as...

Bertil Johansson – Lethbridge College Kodiaks

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Bertil Johansson’s title at Lethbridge College may read as ‘Athletics Coach’, but there is so much more to his position and his passion for the sport that the label Athletics Coach just seems...

Dr. Jim Denison – 2011 Canadian National Endurance Conference

Watch more videos on Flotrack About the Canadian Athletics Coaching  Centre: The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre was established in October 2003 and is a legacy of the 8th IAAF World Championships in Athletics hosted in Edmonton during the summer of...

Simon Bairu – Chasing the Olympic Standard

  © Copyright - 2011 - Christopher Kelsall Canadian 10,000m record holder Simon Bairu (27:23), will make his second attempt at challenging the marathon and the Olympic qualifying time of 2:11:29 when he races the Chevron Houston Marathon, Sunday January 15th,...


© Copyright - 2011 - Christopher Kelsall Hairscapade In this age of highly acute environmental consciousness, I have become hyper-aware of what I throw out and what I recycle. Sometimes while performing this household duty I get into an argument with...

Steve Archdekin – Impossible is Nothing

© Copyright - 2011 - Christopher Kelsall Every single part of Steve Archdekin's afflicted body hurts like hell. From his head to his toes, his knees, elbows, hips, ankles, shoulders, neck, his entire skeleton constantly aches. His face, skull, toes...

Kathy Butler Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrtaed Kathy Butler is British, Canadian and currently trains in America. She is an Olympian, coach, proud new mother and maker of eco-friendly children’s wear. She is now in-training for her third Olympiad, the...

The Geoff Martinson interview: Worlds, Olympics and breaking benchmarks

© Copyright – 2011 – Athletics Illustrated Geoff Martinson is a Canadian Olympic hopeful and IAAF Worlds Track and Field Championships competitor (Daegu 2011). Martinson competes in middle distance events and is on the cusp of making the 2012 London...

Hilary Stellingwerff Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Middle-distance runner Hilary Stellingwerff is planning to compete for Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She has raced in the Commonwealth Games, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, World Track and Field Championships and the World...

The Jason Loutitt interview: ultra running, being aboriginal, and living with alcoholism

© Copyright – 2009 - Athletics Illustrated Jason Loutitt has lived just about everywhere in Western Canada. He was born in Trail, British Columbia where his father played Jr. Hockey. He grew up in Uranium City, Saskatchewan until he was...