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Athletics

  • Ethiopians sweep Dubai Marathon

    Tamirat Tola led Ethiopia’s clean sweep at the Dubai Marathon yesterday after men’s pre-race favourite Kenenisa Bekele retired injured. Tola won the men’s race in two hours four minutes and 11 seconds, setting a new course record and personal...

  • Valletta race attracts sizeable field despite the bad weather

    Valletta race attracts sizeable field despite the bad weather

    Charlton Debono and Lisa Bezzina are two runners that certainly need no introduction – both have been dominating the athletics headlines with their consistent performances. Sunday’s Urban Jungle House of Sport 10K Valletta Race was no exception...

  • Family setting ideal for veteran thrower Chouhal

    Family setting ideal for veteran thrower Chouhal

    As with the finest of wine, Antonella Chouhal just keeps getting better as she matures. For years she has been the finest female thrower in Maltese athletics yet even so she keeps on pushing herself to improve. “You are never perfect, I wish I...

  • Russian coach Mokhnev is banned for 10 years

    Vladimir Mokhnev, former athletics coach of Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, has been banned for 10 years for offences involving banned substances, said the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In the same ruling Anastasiya Bazdyreva, an...

  • Grech, Galea secure top billing

    Grech, Galea secure top billing

    Over 250 athletes were on the starting line of the Birkirkara St Joseph Eurosport Fleur-de-Lys Race. The race, the last on the club’s calendar, has seen substantial growth over the last few years. In this year’s edition, 149 athletes undertook the...

  • Debono and Schembri win Kalkara 10k races

    Debono and Schembri win Kalkara 10k races

    Charlton Debono and Roberta Schembri emerged victorious from the recently-held Urban Jungle House of Sport 10k Road Running Series race. Held in Kalkara, the 10k saw approximately 300 athletes running two loops of 5kms each in adverse weather...

  • Russia’s Isinbayeva urges IAAF to reach a compromise

    Russia’s Isinbayeva urges IAAF to reach a compromise

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) must reinstate Russia as soon as possible to prevent the country’s athletes from stagnating, Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) chair Yelena Isinbayeva has said. The Russian Athletics...

  • High turnout for cross country races at Marsa Sports Ground

    A total of 206 girls and 248 boys, from 25 government, church and private schools, were present at the Marsa Sports Ground last week to take part in the annual cross country events organised by Athletics Malta during the first semester. This was a...

  • Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - report

    Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from conspiracy to conceal doping - report

    More than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive doping tests, a WADA report said. The second part of a report by Canadian sports...

  • Diamond League gets makeover

    The Diamond League will have two end-of-season finals with a prize pool of $3.2 million following changes to the structure of the competition announced by the International Association of Athletics’ Federations (IAAF). Under the new format,...

  • Ethics Board extends IAAF officials’ ban

    Three senior athletics officials have had their provisional suspension from the sport extended by the IAAF’s Ethics Board as it continues investigations into their alleged involvement in a suspected cover-up of Russian doping cases. Nick Davies,...

  • IAAF passes sweeping reforms

    A sweeping reform package that changes how the scandal-hit governing body of world athletics operates was overwhelmingly passed at a special Congress yesterday. “This is a very important moment in the history of our sport,” IAAF president...

  • Russia ban to run into 2017

    Russia’s athletics ban will run into 2017 and may include the August world championships after a Task Force monitoring the nation’s anti-doping programme refused yesterday to put any dates on a “road map” for a return. Rune Andersen, the Norwegian...

  • IAAF plans transparency amid new claims of corruption

    Just as the IAAF is about to endorse wide-ranging changes to its governance aimed at making the organisation more ethical, transparent and accountable, world athletics’ governing body is being assailed by more claims of corruption. Today,...

  • Debono, Vella Wood crowned champions

    Debono, Vella Wood crowned champions

    There were no major surprises at yesterday’s third and final stage from this year’s Eurosport Malta Challenge Marathon as Charlton Debono and Michelle Vella Wood produced the fastest times over the 21km route in St Paul’s Bay to seal their...

  • Debono, Vella Wood lead in Challenge Marathon

    Charlton Debono and Michelle Vella Wood retained top spot in the Eurosport Malta Challenge Marathon after winning yesterday’s second leg in Marsaskala. Debono, who runs for Gozo Atletix, topped the 5km race in 15 minutes and 59 seconds ahead of St...

  • Determination and hard work the strong points for Spiteri

    Determination and hard work the strong points for Spiteri

    There are some people who are natural athletes and clearly destined to achieve great things. For others, the road is harder and they have to put in a lot of effort in order to achieve success. The thing is that, most of the time, it is those who...

  • New-look Challenge Marathon sets off today in Siġġiewi

    Around 215 athletes will be on the starting line of the 26th EuroSport Malta International Challenge Marathon, starting in Siġġiewi today along with the Gatorade Team Challenge Relay, now in its third year. Race organisers Birkirkara St Joseph,...

  • Debono and Bezzina clock fastest times in Żurrieq

    Debono and Bezzina clock fastest times in Żurrieq

    Charlton Debono, of Gozo Athletix AC, confirmed his current excellent form after winning the Express Trailers Żurrieq Half Marathon, last weekend. Debono was first to reach the gantry at the Żurrieq main square, clocking 1:14.00 as Lisa Marie...

  • Valletta hosts Global Run

    Valletta hosts Global Run

    Charlton Debono and Michelle Vella Wood were the winners of the 10km Global Run Valletta race on a breezy morning which saw more than a 1,000 people of every age and fitness level run or walk along the coast of the capital on Sunday. Besides the...

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