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  • Ennis-Hill available for Beijing worlds

    Ennis-Hill available for Beijing worlds

    Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is available for selection for the World Championships in Beijing. Posting on her Instagram account, the heptathlete confirmed she was putting herself forward for what will be a first major...

  • Portugal’s Lima first home in Race Two of BSJ 5km series

    For the second time in this year’s Birkirkara St Joseph 5k Road Running Series, it was a foreign athlete who clinched first place at the men’s race held last week at the Mtarfa bypass. Bruno Lima, a Portuguese athlete who runs for the British...

  • Żebbuġ 10km Night Run on August 7

    Encouraged by positive feedback from the previous four editions of the 10-kilometre Night Run, organisers Żurrieq Wolves Athletics Club have confirmed that the 2015 race will be held on Friday, August 7. The Żurrieq Wolves night run is the only...

  • Farah questioned by USADA investigator

    Mo Farah was questioned by a United States Anti-Doping Agency investigator on Saturday over the doping allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar. The double Olympic champion was questioned by American lawyer Bill Bock, the man who helped...

  • Workmanlike Bolt answers doubts with season’s best

    Workmanlike Bolt answers doubts with season’s best

    Usain Bolt answered questions over his fitness ahead of the World Championships as he clocked a season’s best of 9.87 seconds in the 100 metres with a workmanlike performance at the London Anniversary Games late Friday. With just under a month to...

  • Beating pain in Malta’s name

    Beating pain in Malta’s name

    Top athletes are perceived as symbols of health, yet few are ever free of injury. Giselle Camilleri, a silver medallist at the 2015 GSSE who resides in France, has had a long battle with injury this year and on the eve of 2015, it looked as if...

  • Usain Bolt confident over fitness worries

    Usain Bolt insists he has no concerns about his fitness ahead of next month’s World Championships in Beijing. The world’s fastest man races for the first time in almost six weeks over 100 metres at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic...

  • Richard runs strong 400m

    Richard runs strong 400m

    Janet Richard achieved an excellent result for Maltese athletics last week after placing fourth in the 400m semi-final at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia. There were 24 runners involved in the semi-finals and Richard was...

  • Wingfield a whisker away from final in Tallinn championships

    Between July 9 and 10, Athletics Malta participated in the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The country was represented by Charlotte Wingfield in the women’s 100m and 200m while Reece Dimech took part in the men’s...

  • Bolt targets happy return to ‘special’ London

    Usain Bolt will compete at the London Anniversary Games later this month, the six-time Olympic champion confirmed yesterday. The 100m and 200m world record holder has struggled for form and fitness this year and the Jamaican pulled out of...

  • Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Powell wins with his fastest 100m in four years

    Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 metres in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds late Saturday. Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut matched Francis Obikwelu’s 2004 European record by...

  • Sweden’s Wvopio fastest in BSJ series opener

    The Birkirkara SJ 5k Running Series kicked off with a surprise recently after Sweden’s Martin Wvopio crossed the finish line first at the Mtarfa bypass in 16 minutes and ten seconds. Keith Galea, who made a welcome return to the series after an...

  • Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Gatlin wins 200m race in blazing 19.57

    Controversial Justin Gatlin set the stage for a world championship showdown with Usain Bolt when he won the 200 metres in a blazing 19.57 seconds at the US trials in Oregon on Sunday. Only four people, including world record holder Bolt, have ever...

  • Thompson upsets Campbell-Brown for Jamaica’s 200m title

    Thompson upsets Campbell-Brown for Jamaica’s 200m title

    Birthday girl Elaine Thompson upset two-time Olympic and world champion Veronica Campell-Brown to win the 200 metres title at Jamaica’s national trials. Running in lane five and into a strong headwind (-2.4), 23-year-old Thompson came off the turn...

  • Salazar not surprised by Farah decision

    Alberto Salazar was never in any doubt that Mo Farah would stick by him despite the doping allegations surrounding the American coach. Salazar last week issued a lengthy rebuttal of almost 12,000 words denying the claims by BBC Panorama and US...

  • Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Gay powers past Bromell for 100m title, Bowie tops women

    Tyson Gay is back on top as America’s 100 metres champion, but he had to run down teenager Trayvon Bromell for the honour at the US World Championships trials on Friday. The victory, in 9.87s, returned the 32-year-old Gay to the World...

  • Rupp delivers a winner but Gay has work ahead at US trials

    Rupp delivers a winner but Gay has work ahead at US trials

    Galen Rupp had a thumbs-up for a victorious 10,000 metres at the US World Championships trials on Thursday. And for good reason. The triumph, his seventh consecutive national title at the distance, was probably one of the few pleasing moments for...

  • Target achieved, says MAAA chief

    Target achieved, says MAAA chief

    Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) president Edwin Attard has expressed his satisfaction at the performance of Team Malta in the inaugural European Games in Baku, saying that, at the end of the two days of competition, the pre-set target...

  • USADA investigating if Salazar violated rules

    American coach Alberto Salazar is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to determine if anti-doping rules may have been violated, a source told Reuters. The agency is seeking documents and interviewing witnesses, the person,...

  • Wingfield breaks record

    Wingfield breaks record

    Charlotte Wingfield established a new national 100m record yesterday as she came home second at the European Athletics Team Championship Third League, in Azerbaijan. Wingfield, 20, dashed home in 11.69 seconds to better her previous best mark of...

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