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  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery

    Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said yesterday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100...

  • Usain Bolt to run at Copacabana

    Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres race on the beach, he said on his website yesterday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times...

  • Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting late Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds...

  • Powell third on 100m comeback after doping ban ends

    Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell finished third on his return to 100m action at a meeting in Lucerne, the day after his reduced doping ban ended. “It’s good to be back. I’ve had a lot of stress and pressure over the last few months,” said Powell...

  • MAAA Clubs League

    The 2013-14 Clubs League at the Marsa athletics ground came to a close recently. A strong participation from all teams within the MAAA fold was reported this season as Pembroke Athleta secured the men’s and boys’ titles while St Patrick’s AC...

  • Rudisha equals world leading time in Glasgow

    Olympic champion David Rudisha equalled the best time in the world this year as he won the 800 metres at the Glasgow Diamond League meeting yesterday. Rudisha, who is still recovering from a knee injury that cut short his 2013 season, returned to...

  • Maltese sprinters race in Switzerland

    A small group of Maltese sprinters competed in the 35th Resisprint International, held at Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on Sunday. Diane Borg, of La Salle AC, achieved another excellent result. After making it through to the 100m ‘B’ final (12.23...

  • Moore sets his sights on Glasgow

    Moore sets his sights on Glasgow

    Kevin Moore has established himself as the country’s finest sprinter following a series of scorching record runs these past few months. Having won back-to-back GSSE gold medals in the 400m, in 2011 and 2013, inevitably the Australia-based...

  • Camilleri completes stunning comeback

    Camilleri completes stunning comeback

    Battling back from adversity is a trait of true champions. Twelve months ago, the track career of Rebecca Camilleri seemed in jeopardy after she fractured her tibia plateau during training at the Mediterranean Games in Turkey. It was a bad injury...

  • Positive showings by Maltese athletes in Tbilisi

    Positive showings by Maltese athletes in Tbilisi

    Malta placed 10th out of a total of 15 European federations at the European Team Championships 3rd League, held in Tbilisi last week. The 3rd League was won by Cyprus who withstood a strong challenge from Iceland to preserve their status. Both...

  • IAAF will not appeal Gay’s ban

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’ second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in...

  • MAAA team aiming high in Georgia

    The MAAA squad of athletes for this weekend’s European Team Championships (Third League) will be looking to improve on the country’s best showing of ninth place, obtained twice in 2010 and 2011. Last year, in Slovakia, the MAAA team had to settle...

  • England explain double snub for Glasgow 2014

    Team England bosses have defended going into Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games next month without two of Britain’s fastest-ever 100 metre runners, James Dasaolu and Chijindu Ujah. Adam Gemili, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Richard Kilty will spearhead...

  • Moore breaks 200m record at meeting in Geneva

    Kevin Moore continued to improve the national record over the 200m distance when taking his new level to 21.04 seconds during the EAP Athletic Meeting in Geneva, on Saturday. Moore placed second in his heat which was won by British sprinter...

  • Blake sets sights on top sprint ranking

    Blake sets sights on top sprint ranking

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is pacing himself in his comeback from hamstring problems that undercut him last year but he aims to finish on top of the world by the time the season is over. “In 2012, I started the season ranked number one,” Blake...

  • Sprinting duo to take part in inaugural U-23 Med. Champs

    This weekend, two athletes from the Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) will take part in the first Under-23 Mediterranean Championships in Aubagne, south of France. The championships are being organised by the recently set-up Mediterranean...

  • Felix continues comeback, Souleiman dominates mile

    Felix continues comeback, Souleiman dominates mile

    Olympic sprint champion Allyson Felix continued her comeback at the Oslo Diamond League meeting on Wednesday night, cruising to an easy 200m victory after a hamstring injury sidelined the American for most of the past year. Felix was fast out of...

  • Fraser-Pryce struggles again, Gatlin wins in Rome

    World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s problems continued at the Rome Diamond League meeting late Thursday when the Jamaican was again upstaged by long jump specialist Tori Bowie. Fraser-Pryce won gold medals in the 100m,...

  • Record-breaker Camilleri qualifies for Commonwealths

    Record-breaker Camilleri qualifies for Commonwealths

    This year’s MAAA National Track and Field Championships must certainly rank as one of the best in recent years. The level in many of the events was consistently high, the participation encouraging and many sections of the stands were quite...

  • WADA will not appeal Gay’s one-year ban

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World...

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