Lanni Marchant – The Other Great Performance from Rotterdam

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Douglas Bruce Clement Lanni Marchant of London, Ontario rocked the Canadian road racing world in Rotterdam Sunday as she clocked 2H31.5 in the marathon for 5th place.  This law student dropped her personal best over 12 minutes after her debut...

Dylan Wykes – 2:10:47 in Rotterdam Marathon

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© 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

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© 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

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© 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

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© 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...

Canadians at the Sun Angel Classic

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© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Christopher Moulton University of Guelph The road to the London Olympics began in earnest for Speed River Saturday in Tempe, Arizona. A group of seven athletes came down from a high altitude training camp in...

Cool! Laval, QC Athletics Video

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ATHLÉTISME from Rouge et Or mérite 2012 on Vimeo.

Micah True – The White Horse (Caballo Blanco)

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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...