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Christopher Kelsall

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

Geoff Martinson Interview – 2009

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated Former University of Victoria athlete, Geoff Martinson may soon qualify to run internationally for Canada. He specialises in the 1500 metre distance. He is a seven-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-Canadian and University of...

Lucy Smith interview: Running, coaching and sailing competitively

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Lucy Smith, so far has enjoyed a very long and versatile career in endurance sport. She has raced at a high level on the track, roads, trail, cross-country and multi-sport. To date,...

The Marilyn Arsenault interview: opera, coaching and the west coast lifestyle

© Copyright - 2009 - Athletics Illustrated Marilyn Arsenault (Mar) is a transplanted easterner by way of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec (collective gasp). She now lives in and loves the west coast, specifically Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Arsenault...

The Kevin Sullivan interview: The 1500m, Olympics and coaching

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated Three-time Olympian Kevin "Sully" Sullivan has run 32, sub-four minute miles. He currently holds the NCAA indoor championship record of 3:55.33. During his varsity career at the University of Michigan, he earned 14...

Dave Scott-Thomas Interview

© Copyright - 2008 - Athletics Illustrated Although Dave Scott-Thomas is not an official Canadian Olympic team athletics coach, rather a varsity coach with the University of Guelph Gryphons, he is in Beijing anyway for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games....

Lindsay Allen Interview

© Copyright - 2009 - Athletics Illustrated Twenty-two year old Lindsay Allen is in the early days of her post-collegiate career. She joined the elite world when she ran the 10th fastest steeple time in US history during her first...

Andrew Middleton Interview

© Copyright– 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Andrew Middleton who trains with McMillanElite of Flagstaff, Arizona, is a 2007 graduate from the University of Texas, where he attained a BA in Government. He accomplished all-American status in 2004 and helped the...

Ian Torrence Interview

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated   Greg McMillan, owner of McMillanRunning, has hired veteran ultra-runner Ian Torrence to head its new ultramarathon coaching division. The creation of the new ultramarathon division expands the offerings of McMillanRunning to include any...

The Jim Finlayson interview: math, musings, and coaching others

© Copyright – 2010 - Athletics Illustrated - Introduction updated May 20, 2016 Jim Finlayson is a former Canadian marathon champion, three-time competitor in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and winner of the Royal Victoria Marathon. He competed for NCAA...

Shalane Flanagan interview: marathons, art, and soccer

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Three-time American record holder, Shalane Flanagan, from Marblehead, Massachusetts grew up in an athletic family. Both of her parents were excellent distance runners. Her father Steve Flanagan owns a marathon personal best of...
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