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Christopher Kelsall

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

Cross-country Respect – Where is it?

© Copyright - 2008 - Athletics Illustrated Frankly, it surprises me to no end why women are not waving their collective fists in the air, voices united in song, harmoniously belting out the chorus to Aretha Franklin’s classic 1970s hit,...

The Cameron Levins interview: Black Creek, running goals and the NCAA

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated On June 16, Black Creek’s Cameron Levins finished second in the British Columbia provincial 5k Road Race Championships on a challenging and hilly, double-looped course. He finished in the time of 14:53. Friday,...

Angela Whyte Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Two-time Canadian Olympian, Angela Whyte will be competing at the Victoria Track Classic in the 100 metre hurdles event, Sunday July 3rd at Centennial Stadium. The 2001 Canadian National Champion is also a seven-time...

Les Gramantik Interview

© Copyright - 2011- Athletics Illustrated Les Gramantik, national athletics coach for Canada, focusses primarily on power and speed events. We interviewed, between his trips abroad to Korea and France as he actively coaches Canada's current top heptathlete, Jessica...

Protected: Fartlek & Low Things in West Auckland Part 4

  © Copyright – 2011 – Christopher Kelsall The following narratives contained in this fourth installment of Fartlek and Low Things in West Auckland are the adventures of protagonist brothers, Keith and Colin Livingstone of New Zealand. Within each of these...


© Copyright - 2011 - Christopher Kelsall I wrote this loose and lightly researched article on minimalism in 2007 for Flotrack, before the popularity of minimalism really took off. I am not claiming any sort of influence regarding the growth in the practice of minimalism by...

Nicole Stevenson Interview

© Copyright - 2009 - Athletics Illustrated With a Commonwealth Games appearance and a 2:32 marathon personal best, Nicole Stevenson has been one of Canada’s elite marathon runners since 2002. Coached by Hugh Cameron, Stevenson transitioned from a middle-distance runner to...

Kelvin Broad Interview

© 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

© 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

© 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...
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