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  • 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...

  • Bezzina aiming to make a mark

    Bezzina aiming to make a mark

    What a summer this has been for Luke Bezzina. Having run 100m in 10.68secs at the National Championships last June, his season had apparently come to a close on a high note. That, in fact, was the fastest he had ever run the sprint distance and,...

  • Coe cleared after inquiry into Qatari bribes rumours

    Coe cleared after inquiry into Qatari bribes rumours

    The IAAF’s Ethics Board has backed Sebastian Coe after the president of athletics’ governing body denied discussing rumours that Qatari officials had been paying bribes in a bid to secure hosting rights for the 2017 World Championships. The Board...

  • Kirui, Kiplagat lead Kenyan sweep in Chicago

    Abel Kirui surged ahead of defending champion Dickson Chumba in the final mile and won a slow Chicago Marathon on a dominant Sunday for Kenyan runners. Training partner Florence Kiplagat defended her women’s title, winning by almost two...

  • IAAF chief Coe wants a clean Russia back

    IAAF chief Coe wants a clean Russia back

    Sebastian Coe (right) has warned Russia it still has work to do if it is to be allowed to return to international competition in time for next year’s World Athletics Championships in London. Lord Coe, president of the International Association of...

  • Bekele claims Berlin race win in near record time

    Bekele claims Berlin race win in near record time

    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on a new world record when he out-sprinted Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang to win the Berlin marathon in the second fastest race of all time yesterday. The triple Olympic champion weathered Kipsang’s...

  • Sprinter Gay to compete in bobsleigh

    Sprinter Gay to compete in bobsleigh

    Former world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay will switch from the track to the ice this week when he competes in the USA Bobsled National Push Championships in Calgary. Gay, who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka...

  • Mo Farah unfazed by medical data leak

    Mo Farah unfazed by medical data leak

    Mo Farah is unfazed by the latest leak of confidential medical documents by Russian hackers which revealed the four-time Olympic gold medallist had been granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) in October 2008. Farah, who retained his 5,000...

  • Watch: Athlete helps brother over line in dramatic end to race

    Watch: Athlete helps brother over line in dramatic end to race

    Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Mexico. Jonny looked on course to claim the overall world title as...

  • Fifth running of SmartCity races on September 25

    Fifth running of SmartCity races on September 25

    St Patrick’s AC, in conjunction with SmartCity Malta and TeamSport, will be hosting the fifth edition of the SmartCity Road Races on Sunday, September 25. The 8km road race will begin from Laguna Walk at 8.30am. Runners head to Bighi Bay and then...

  • Galea and Bezzina crowned champions

    Galea and Bezzina crowned champions

    As Birkirkara St Joseph SC’s Summer of Sports reaches its final stages, the club’s 5K Road Running Series came to a close recently. Consisting of three races, held on the Mtarfa Bypass, the organisers reported record attendance figures with over...

  • 130 runners tackle new, fast Burmarrad route

    130 runners tackle new, fast Burmarrad route

    There were 130 runners on the start line recently, eagerly waiting to discover what the new Burmarrad route for the Urban Jungle House of Sport 10K Series had to offer. Held under the auspices of the Malta Amateur Athletics Association, the third...

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