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Athletics

  • I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    Despite the boom long-distance running in Malta has experienced in recent years, much of it has been among casual runners. The elite, those who go beyond just participating and aim to win, have stayed pretty much the same. Matters, however, are...

  • Ennis-Hill deeply concerned by Zika threat

    Britain’s world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is deeply concerned about the threat of the Zika virus in Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to numerous...

  • Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Within a week of clinching the Road Running League series for the second year running, Pembroke Athleta embarked on their quest to again win the Clubs League title in track and field. In a convincing team performance, both male and female teams...

  • Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Eliud Kipchoge produced the second fastest run in marathon history to successfully defend his London Marathon title while his Kenyan compatriot Jemima Sumgong showed remarkable courage after a fall to win the women’s race yesterday. There was...

  • Kimetto eyes course record in London

    Kimetto eyes course record in London

    World record holder Dennis Kimetto is targeting a course record in today’s London Marathon. The 32-year-old is the only man to have run under two hours three minutes. His world record of 2hrs 2mins 57secs was set in Berlin in September 2014 – the...

  • Richard holds her own

    Richard holds her own

    With the local track and field season gaining momentum, the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium was buzzing with activity recently as athletes of all ages made the most of the Easter sojourn. Some British athletes were present to add spice to the...

  • Debono making up for lost time

    Debono making up for lost time

    Regardless of the sport, coaches fear athletes reaching their mid-teen years like nothing else. It is during this period, when the study-related stress starts to pile up – and other attractions begin to dominate their attention – that most give up...

  • Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Each marathon, each race tells a story… a story of determination and hope while pushing to the limit. For 66-year-old Antonio Grotto, the 2016 Malta Marathon signalled a milestone in his career – it was the 800th time that the Italian veteran had...

  • It’s 31 and counting for ever-present Darmanin

    It’s 31 and counting for ever-present Darmanin

    It is common practice that, in marathon events as in all sporting contests, the leading athletes attract much of the attention of the sports media covering the race. In this year’s Vodafone Malta Marathon, Abdelhakim Elfelhi took the plaudits as...

  • Sport needs head-to-head rivalries to switch on fans – Coe

    Athletics needs more head-to-head rivalries to reach younger fans who have switched off from a sport that has become boring, according to IAAF president Sebastian Coe. The sport had been “irreparably damaged” by the corruption and doping scandals...

  • Kamworor captures half-marathon gold

    Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor recovered from falling flat on his face at the start to retain his world half-marathon title in Cardiff yesterday. Kamworor and fellow Kenyan Bedan Karoki Muchiri were shoulder to shoulder approaching the final mile...

  • Pembroke Athleta races and fun run for March 31

    The 22nd running of the Pembroke Athleta Road Races, held under the auspices of Athletics Malta, will be held on March 31. The club, which has recently expanded its services to triathlon sport, is confident of staging another successful edition of...

  • US ends meet with record medal haul

    US ends meet with record medal haul

    The United States closed out the world indoor championships with another gold rush and a record medal haul on Sunday, while Ethiopia emerged from the doping shadows and into the spotlight by dominating the distance events. Ethiopia’s Genzebe...

  • Grech and Galea first in Dingli 10

    Grech and Galea first in Dingli 10

    Saturday’s 26th running of the Lisa Maria Dingli Ten events attracted over 450 participants with Mario Grech, of St Patrick’s AC, and Mellieħa AC’s Rita Galea, emerging victorious on the day. In all, there were three main events held by race...

  • Russia running out of time for Rio Games, says Pound

    Russia running out of time for Rio Games, says Pound

    Athletics superpower Russia is running out of time to eradicate doping and may not be able to send a track and field team to this year’s Rio Olympics, Dick Pound, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission, said...

  • WADA dismayed by new TV allegations on Russian doping

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was dismayed by revelations in a German TV documentary that contained fresh allegations of malpractice in Russia’s anti-doping system and is urgently seeking confirmation, it said yesterday. Amongst the claims...

  • University races in aid of Hospice Malta

    University races in aid of Hospice Malta

    The fifth edition of the University Ring Road races, in aid of Hospice Malta, will be held in Tal-Qroqq on March 13, organisers said. “We want to make this event attractive for all – friends, family, University staff and students,” organiser...

  • Sweden to stand by Aregawi despite tax controversy

    Sweden’s Ethiopian-born 1,500m runner Abeba Aregawi can run for Sweden at the upcoming World Indoor Championships in Portland despite a storm over her Swedish citizenship and tax affairs, officials said. Expressen reported that Aregawi, who is due...

  • Malta to host small states championships in June

    It is a cliché that is often repeated but one that is true nevertheless: there is no bigger honour than wearing the national colours and no greater motivation than winning in the name of your country. That is the case everywhere but more so here...

  • Sarè the star performer at Marsa

    Sarè the star performer at Marsa

    The newly-revived Winter Track and Field Championships were held at Marsa last weekend. The meeting is aimed to provide athletes with an opportunity to gauge their levels ahead of the outdoor season and, judging by the results and new records...

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