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Athletics

  • Grech, Hili take honours in Siġġiewi 5K opener

    Grech, Hili take honours in Siġġiewi 5K opener

    As starts go, the first race on the road organised by Athletics Malta on the Siġġiewi By-Pass on Saturday was full of promise. The clubs between them registered over 200 athletes to take part in the Road Running League and in Siġġiewi 140 finished...

  • Long distance races at Qawra and Tal-Qroqq

    Long distance racing events will be held at two different locations next Sunday. Mellieħa AC will be hosting another edition of the Garmin Road Races in Qawra and the Malta University Sports and Leisure group will hold the third Ring Road Fun Run...

  • US sprinter Gatlin out of running for World Athlete of the Year

    Controversial United States sprinter Justin Gatlin is out of contention to win the IAAF’s athlete of the year award after failing to make the final three-man shortlist, the sport’s governing body announced yesterday. As widely expected,...

  • Żurrieq races to introduce chip timing

    Express Trailers and Żurrieq Wolves Athletic Club will be joining forces for a second time running on November 9 when the 17th Żurrieq Half Marathon and 10km race will be held. The partnership yielded impressive results in 2013 with over 650...

  • Ahmed, Hili secure double for St Patrick’s

    Ahmed, Hili secure double for St Patrick’s

    The third SmartCity Malta Road Race Series, held recently by St Patrick’s Athletics Club at the picturesque seaside villages of Kal-kara and Xgħajra, attracted no fewer than 130 runners for the 8km event and walkathon. They were joined by 25 young...

  • Kimetto sets new world record

    Kimetto sets new world record

    Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin yesterday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start to shave 26 seconds off the previous best. Kimetto...

  • The man with the starting gun

    The man with the starting gun

    There are moments during an athletics meet when the crowd falls silent and all their attention is focused on the half dozen or so athletes waiting to start a race. During that moment, even though no one is looking at him, the most important person...

  • London Marathon raises record amounts for charity

    Runners at the London Marathon have raised almost half a billion dollars for charity in the last five years and continue to break fundraising records each year, sponsors Virgin Money announced yesterday. The total raised for charity since the...

  • Mckay nets gold as Maltese athletes win five medals in Czech Rep.

    Mckay nets gold as Maltese athletes win five medals in Czech Rep.

    Malta was one of 16 countries that took part in the annual European Kids Athletics Games, held in the Czech Republic. Liam Mckay underlined his potential after winning the cadets high jump event in Brno. A leap of 1.63 metres, a new national...

  • Merritt shines as Americas begin Continental Cup defence

    LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 metres at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech as the Americas opened the defence of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory...

  • Johnson says sport in poor state of health

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson fears for the future of athletics. Johnson believes the sport is in a poor state of health and feels it has become over-dependent on its status within the Olympics for its well-being. The American,...

  • SmartCity 8km race this month

    SmartCity Malta will be hosting the third 8km Road Race in conjunction with St Patrick’s Athletic Club on September 28. The race starts from Laguna Walk at 8.30am. Runners proceed to Bighi Bay and on to Triq il-Missjoni Taljana before heading to...

  • Athletics Malta squad in Brno

    In pursuit of its youth programme, Athletics Malta, with the backing of Kunsill Malti għall-Isport (KMS) and parents of promising children who distinguished themselves during the just concluded season, is taking part at the European Kids Athletics...

  • Maltese runners for mountain challenge race

    Five athletes, under the charge of coach Ivan Rozhnov, will be representing Malta at the 30th World Mountain Running Championships which will be held in Casette di Massa, Italy, on September 14. Charles Cilia (Agones), Melvin Mifsud (Zurrieq...

  • Gatlin wins sprint double

    Gatlin wins sprint double

    American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday night he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming...

  • Fitz flying on confidence

    Fitz flying on confidence

    Often, when Maltese athletes travel to compete abroad, sceptics and armchair critics will complain over the futility of it all, arguing that the money spent to finance such trips would have been better utilised on some other endeavour. What is the...

  • Euro javelin champ Ruuskanen prevails in Stockholm meet

    Euro javelin champ Ruuskanen prevails in Stockholm meet

    Finland’s new European champion Antti Ruuskanen defeated a classy men’s javelin field including the other two Zurich medallists and the 2014 world leader at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting late Thursday. On a difficult evening for the...

  • Bolt wants roof over his head for Polish race

    Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt is hoping the roof will be closed when he runs his first-ever race in Poland at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw tomorrow. The Jamaican world record holder will have his eyes on a special mark when he...

  • Defiant Mekhissi-Benabbad wins 1,500, gold for Farah

    Defiant Mekhissi-Benabbad wins 1,500, gold for Farah

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad kept his vest on as he bounced back from his steeplechase disqualification to seal the men’s 1,500 metres at the European championships yesterday and Mo Farah predictably won the 5,000 to complete a double. Stripped of...

  • France’s Lavillenie wins third Euro pole vault title in Zurich

    France’s Lavillenie wins third Euro pole vault title in Zurich

    France’s pole vault world record holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie easily claimed his third successive European athletics gold medal at the Letzigrund yesterday. Lavillenie needed only two attempts to retain his title, entering the...

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