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Athletics

  • Bubka shocked by Russia allegations on doping

    Sergey Bubka, the IAAF vice president, has revealed he is “deeply shocked” at the doping allegations against Russian athletes. The Ukrainian pole vault great has called for a “zero tolerance policy” towards banned substances and said punishments...

  • How is your training proceeding?

    How is your training proceeding?

    February is fast approaching. With Christmas just around the corner, the Marathon seems closer than ever. Our training schedule becomes more intense and long runs become longer and longer. Whether you have applied for the walkathon, the...

  • TV allegations ‘a pack of lies’, says Russian chief

    A German TV documentary alleging widespread doping and cover-ups among Russian athletes contains “a pack of lies”, Russia’s Athletics Federation president told Reuters yesterday. “I can say that there are a pack of lies and it is an unfair...

  • Balzan, Attard Pulis seal titles

    Balzan, Attard Pulis seal titles

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis are the winners of the 2014 Nestle Malta International Challenge Marathon after winning the third and final stage yesterday. Balzan emerged victorious in the gruelling 25km leg, which took participants from...

  • Balzan and Attard Pulis extend Challenge leads

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis consolidated their leads at the top of the 2014 Nestle Malta Challenge Marathon provisional standings after winning the second legs of the international three-stage race, yesterday. Balzan won the shortest...

  • Organisers anticipate new record

    Organisers anticipate new record

    The 2015 Malta Marathon will be the 30th running of this ever growing race. As the applications keep on coming in at a steady flow, it is quite evident that the next race will be celebrated with a record number of participants. The foreign...

  • Balzan, Attard Pulis early leaders after opening leg

    Balzan, Attard Pulis early leaders after opening leg

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis won the opening leg of this year’s Nestle Malta Challenge Marathon after breasting the tape first well ahead of their nearest pursuers in Rabat, yesterday. Balzan won the 11.195km stage from Rabat to Dingli...

  • Injury setback fails to derail Richard’s year

    Injury setback fails to derail Richard’s year

    In athletics, perhaps more than any other sport, injuries tend to be the determining factor in one’s career. Success is all down to the health of an athlete’s body and muscles. It is why an injury can be devastating, forcing athletes sometimes to...

  • Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency

    The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games yesterday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics’ governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe confirmed...

  • Frenchman Lavillenie, Kiwi Adams are Athletes of Year

    Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco, late Friday. It marked the first time that field event athletes had won both awards and...

  • Keflezighi and Simpson named US athletes of year

    Keflezighi and Simpson named US athletes of year

    Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been voted as US athletes of the year, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced this week. Keflezighi, who in April become the first American man in three decades to...

  • Pembroke lead the way after second race at Tal-Maqluba

    Pembroke lead the way after second race at Tal-Maqluba

    In the second of the five-race Road Running League, organised by Athletics Malta, Pembroke Athleta served notice with their showing at Tal-Maqluba that the first encounter at Siġġiewi was one to be respected. Indeed, both Mark Herrera and the...

  • Rudisha confident of finding form

    Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha is confident of getting back to his best for the 2016 Rio Olympics after overcoming a knee injury. Rudisha provided one of the unforgettable moments of the 2012 London Olympics when he broke the 800m...

  • Jamaica sprinter Campbell-Brown looking to Beijing championships

    Double Olympic 200 metres gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown insists she will not be affected by the discredited drug allegations which threatened to ruin her career. The 32-year-old Jamaican was cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport...

  • In the field of breaking records

    In the field of breaking records

    Whilst the series of Maltese national records broken in recent years bear testament to the progress of local athletics, most have come on the track. Field events remain more of a challenge even because these events appear to attract fewer...

  • Maltese runners at Casette di Massa mountain race

    Maltese runners at Casette di Massa mountain race

    A group of Maltese endurance runners recently took part in the 30th World Mountain Running Championships which were held in Casette di Massa, Italy. The course was lined up with spectators, including the many fans who turned up in huge numbers to...

  • 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...

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