Marathon – by Hal Higdon

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Perhaps you have read John L. Parker Junior’s contribution to running culture, the quasi-fictional parable, Once a Runner – if you are a runner, inevitably you will read it. As far as running...

Book Review: On the Wings of Mercury – by Lorraine Moller

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated On the Wings of Mercury is a self–penned autobiography by Lorraine Moller. From the days when she was a world-class middle and long-distance runner, it is one of the most riveting and highly...

Uncommon Heart by Anne Audain

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated Paperback, 278 pages Published April 28th 2000 by Cedarwinds (first published April 2000) ISBN 0915297280 (ISBN13: 9780915297283) Anne Audain’s book, Uncommon Heart, co-written with John L. Parker Jr. (Once a Runner) is an ardent, tell-all, roller-coaster...

The Chris Solinsky interview: American records, Wisconsin and Badger Miles

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© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Chris Solinsky, a University of Wisconsin Badger alumnus and current Nike Oregon Track Club athlete (also with Kimbia Athletics), pulled off one of the most stunning track races in US history, being the...

Amby Burfoot Interview

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© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated In 1968 at the age of 21, Amby Burfoot won the historic B.A.A Boston Marathon. John J. Kelley, who at that time was the most recent American to win Boston 11 years prior,...

Diane Cummins Interview

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© Copyright - 2008 - Athletics Illustrated I first met Diane Cummins at the track, what are the odds? My son (then 9) and I were enjoying the Victoria International Track Classic at the University of Victoria, Centennial Stadium, May...

Bart Yasso Interview

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(C) Copyright - 2009 - Athletics Illustrated I read the book “My Life on the Run” by Bart Yasso, the Mayor of Running, for clues to its relevance to his public image as defacto race ambassador at Runner’s World Magazine....

Dylan Wykes Interview

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© Copyright – 2010 - Athletics Illustrated The 2010 California International Marathon champion Dylan Wykes, from Kingston, Ontario has his eyes set on competing for Canada during the 2012 London, Olympic Games. Wykes has yet to qualify to run in the...

Geoff Martinson Interview – 2009

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© 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

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© 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,...