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Athletics

  • 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...

  • 5K running series starts in Mtarfa on Tuesday

    The 13th edition of the Bir-kirkara St Joseph 5K Road Running Series gets underway at the Mtarfa bypass on Tuesday evening. This series, organised under the auspices of Athletics Malta, will consist of three races with the other two dates being...

  • Galea, Abdilla seal titles in Binġemma

    Galea, Abdilla seal titles in Binġemma

    The third National Mountain Running Championships were held recently in Binġemma. The event, held under the auspices of the Mġarr and Rabat local councils and Athletics Malta, was sponsored by Perskindol and supported by Perla Harghitei mineral...

  • Olympic champion Farah missed drugs tests – report

    Olympic champion Farah missed drugs tests – report

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah (picture) missed two drugs tests in the build-up to the 2012 Games, it has been reported. The Daily Mail claimed Farah, who won gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres in London, missed his first test early in 2010...

  • Olympic hurdles champ Pearson to miss worlds

    Olympic hurdles champ Pearson to miss worlds

    Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson has been ruled out of this year’s world championships after shattering her left arm in a “traumatic” fall at the Rome Diamond League meeting earlier this month. The 28-year-old Australian, who won...

  • Victorious Bolt not happy with run in New York

    Victorious Bolt not happy with run in New York

    Double-Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt claimed victory in the 200 metres at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday, but was far from happy. The 28-year-old Jamaican, who holds the world record in both the 200m and...

  • UK Athletics unconcerned by Salazar doping allegations

    UK Athletics unconcerned by Salazar doping allegations

    UK Athletics said yesterday they have no concerns over the conduct or training methods of Alberto Salazar, the coach of Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah. Prominent athletics coach Salazar and US Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp were...

  • Moore storms to 400m gold in Iceland

    Moore storms to 400m gold in Iceland

    Malta’s Kevin Moore has won the 400m gold medal at the Iceland GSSE today. Moore clocked 47.86 to complete a treble of gold medals in the last three GSSE editions. This was Malta’s second gold in track and field competitions, and second overall,...

  • Small Nations Games: Charlotte Wingfield wins gold for Malta

    Small Nations Games: Charlotte Wingfield wins gold for Malta

    Sprinter Charlotte Wingfield was the darling of the Maltese contingent yesterday after the 20-year-old sprinter won Malta’s first gold medal in the Iceland GSSE when topping the 100 metres race last night.The Wales-based runner became the first...

  • Farah surges to year’s fastest 10,000m

    Olympic and world champion Mo Farah kept his four-year winning streak over 10,000 metres intact in running the year’s fastest time of 26 minutes, 50.97 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday. Briton Farah, challenged...

  • Wingfield sprints to 100m record

    Wingfield sprints to 100m record

    Charlotte Wingfield was the star of the 2015 National Championships, held at Marsa recently. The St Patrick’s AC sprinter set a new national record of 11.73 in the 100m thus eclipsing her own best mark set this year. UK-based Wingfield also won...

  • Gatlin’s manager says sprinter ‘misunderstood’

    Gatlin’s manager says sprinter ‘misunderstood’

    When a furious Justin Gatlin left Beijing, boasting he was going ‘to drop a bomb’ in his next race, his manager could only raise a smile. Renaldo Nehemiah, one of the greatest athletes of his own era, recognises the fire still burning in Gatlin,...

  • Gatlin leaves Beijing, slams ‘disrespectful’ meeting organisers

    Gatlin leaves Beijing, slams ‘disrespectful’ meeting organisers

    Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin ran into a new row yesterday when he flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge meeting, claiming organisers had told him they did not want him to compete. The American, who has served two doping bans...

  • Ennis-Hill returns to heptathlon

    Ennis-Hill returns to heptathlon

    Jessica Ennis-Hill will continue her comeback by taking part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at London 2012 in Gotzis at the end of the month. The 29-year-old, who made her return to the athletics scene in the last couple of weeks, has...

  • Fraser-Pryce downed in China

    Fraser-Pryce downed in China

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the world’s fastest woman, was surprisingly beaten in her opening 100 metres of the year as Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor crushed a high-quality field in the Shanghai Diamond League meeting yesterday. Fraser-Pryce,...

  • Tight competition expected at National Championships

    Tight competition expected at National Championships

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association will be staging their annual national track and field championships at Marsa today and tomorrow. The organisers are expecting a good level of performance especially in view of the fact that all foreign-based...

  • Gebrselassie retires from competitive running

    Haile Gebrselassie considered one of athletics’ greatest runners, said on Sunday he was retiring from competitive running. The Ethiopian’s long-time manager at first said it was not the end of Gebrselassie’s career, but later issued a statement...

  • Manager denies Gebrselassie retiring

    Manager denies Gebrselassie retiring

    Haile Gebrselassie, considered one of athletics’ greatest distance runners, said yesterday he was retiring from competitive running but the Ethiopian’s long-time manager said it was not the end of Gebrselassie’s career. “No, he’s not retiring; he...

  • Powell speeds to year’s fastest 100m

    Asafa Powell ran the fastest 100 metres in the world this year when he clocked a blazing 9.84 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday. The time was the former world record holder’s fastest in five years as the 32-year-old...

  • Jamaicans double up in relays as US men drop baton

    Jamaica won the showcase 4x200 metres relay without Usain Bolt as their American rivals dropped the baton at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. Nickel Ashmeade, Rasheed Dwyer, Jason Livermore and Warren Weir survived a shaky second exchange...

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