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Christopher Kelsall

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

Dylan Wykes – 2:10:47 in Rotterdam Marathon

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Canadian Dylan Wykes raced the ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon Sunday finishing in approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes and 47 seconds, which would be fast enough to qualify him for the 2012 London Olympic...

Simon Bairu – Achieving Standard

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Canadian 10,000m record holder Simon Bairu, is in no way a shoe-in to represent Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but I wouldn't bet against him. Saturday, April 7th, Bairu opened his 2012...

Megan Metcalfe Wright Interview

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Megan Metcalfe Wright is a Canadian Olympian who currently specializes in the 5000m distance. Metcalfe Wright made the final at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and ran to her current personal best time...

The Haile Gebrselassie interview: impossible is nothing and the sub-two marathon

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Although there is speculation about Haile "Gebr" Gebrselassie's actual age — he maintains that he was born in 1973 — and on occasion people who know him personally, have let slip that he...

Mortuary Nights

The following story was written entirely by Colin G. Livingstone. Livingstone is an illustrator who resides somewhere in the UK. He grew up in Kenya and New Zealand, just a few blocks away from the home of the great...

Cool! Laval, QC Athletics Video

ATHLÉTISME from Rouge et Or mérite 2012 on Vimeo.

Micah True – The White Horse (Caballo Blanco)

Like many of you, I read the best selling book Born to Run, a slightly over-the-top account of the bad-ass real-life character Micah True or his pseudonym Caballo Blanco, meaning "White Horse", and the tribe of Mexican natives known as the...

High mileage and low injury rate: preparing the modern runner for Lydiard

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated By Rene Borq Injury rates in runners for the past 60 years make depressing reading for any runner and I doubt there are many coaches out there who have not been frustrated at having...

Trent Stellingwerff interview: nutrition, hydration and recovery

© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Dr. Trent Stellingwerff is a former track and field athlete who competed in the NCAA for Cornell University where he was selected as a co-captain. He also competed in the CIS for the...

Ryan Gregson Interview

Ryan Gregson of Wollongong, NSW is an Australian middle distance runner who currently holds the Australian and Oceania records for the men's 1500 metres. February 16th,Inside Athletics of Australia ran an article from the Illawarra Mercury suggesting that Gregson was...
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