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Athletics

  • Maltese runners for mountain challenge race

    Five athletes, under the charge of coach Ivan Rozhnov, will be representing Malta at the 30th World Mountain Running Championships which will be held in Casette di Massa, Italy, on September 14. Charles Cilia (Agones), Melvin Mifsud (Zurrieq...

  • Gatlin wins sprint double

    Gatlin wins sprint double

    American Justin Gatlin proved on Friday night he is the speed king for 2014 with a sprint double victory at the Diamond League finals in Brussels to put him firmly on course to complete the year without defeat. Gatlin, unbeaten in 16 races coming...

  • Fitz flying on confidence

    Fitz flying on confidence

    Often, when Maltese athletes travel to compete abroad, sceptics and armchair critics will complain over the futility of it all, arguing that the money spent to finance such trips would have been better utilised on some other endeavour. What is the...

  • Euro javelin champ Ruuskanen prevails in Stockholm meet

    Euro javelin champ Ruuskanen prevails in Stockholm meet

    Finland’s new European champion Antti Ruuskanen defeated a classy men’s javelin field including the other two Zurich medallists and the 2014 world leader at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting late Thursday. On a difficult evening for the...

  • Bolt wants roof over his head for Polish race

    Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt is hoping the roof will be closed when he runs his first-ever race in Poland at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw tomorrow. The Jamaican world record holder will have his eyes on a special mark when he...

  • Defiant Mekhissi-Benabbad wins 1,500, gold for Farah

    Defiant Mekhissi-Benabbad wins 1,500, gold for Farah

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad kept his vest on as he bounced back from his steeplechase disqualification to seal the men’s 1,500 metres at the European championships yesterday and Mo Farah predictably won the 5,000 to complete a double. Stripped of...

  • France’s Lavillenie wins third Euro pole vault title in Zurich

    France’s Lavillenie wins third Euro pole vault title in Zurich

    France’s pole vault world record holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie easily claimed his third successive European athletics gold medal at the Letzigrund yesterday. Lavillenie needed only two attempts to retain his title, entering the...

  • Race winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

    Race winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of the 3,000m steeplechase gold medal after performing a shirtless celebration down the final straight at the European Championships on Thursday. The Frenchman, well clear of the rest of the field, pulled...

  • Moore wraps up season with 200 metres national record

    Moore wraps up season with 200 metres national record

    Kevin Moore ended his competitive season on a high with a second national record in the space of two days at the European Champion-ships, in Zurich, yesterday. On Tuesday, Moore caught the headlines when he eclipsed his own national record in the...

  • Dominant Farah eases to 10,000 metres title

    Dominant Farah eases to 10,000 metres title

    Britain’s Mo Farah put aside his recent fitness problems to claim his fourth European title by comfortably winning the 10,000 metres final last night. The double Olympic champion was chased hard down the final straight by Turkish pair Ali Kaya and...

  • Briton Pavey, 40, becomes oldest woman to win gold

    Briton Pavey, 40, becomes oldest woman to win gold

    Jo Pavey became the oldest female to claim a gold medal at the European championships when she won the 10,000 metres yesterday, the first track final of this year’s event. The Briton, who is 41 next month, took the lead with just over a lap to go...

  • Grech, Attard Pulis prevail in Żurrieq Wolves night run

    For the fourth consecutive year, the 10km Night Run, organised by Żurrieq Wolves Athletics Club and sponsored for the first time by Bajada New Energy, was a successful event featuring the participation of 110 athletes. The race was held last...

  • Camilleri, Moore set for European Championships

    Rebecca Camilleri and Kevin Moore will represent Malta in the European Athletic Champion-ships which will be held at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich between August 12 and 17. Camilleri will be participating in the women’s long jump while Moore...

  • Nestlé Fitness extend partnership deal

    Nestlé Fitness extend partnership deal

    Nestlé Fitness Malta announced they have secured a partnership agreement with the Vodafone Malta Marathon, one of the largest sporting events in the country. Nestlé Fitness will be the official cereal partners for the next four years, from 2015 to...

  • Usain Bolt targets sub 19-second 200m

    Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old Bolt, double Olympic champion in 100m and 200m and a...

  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery

    Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said yesterday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100...

  • Usain Bolt to run at Copacabana

    Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres race on the beach, he said on his website yesterday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times...

  • Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting late Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds...

  • Powell third on 100m comeback after doping ban ends

    Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell finished third on his return to 100m action at a meeting in Lucerne, the day after his reduced doping ban ended. “It’s good to be back. I’ve had a lot of stress and pressure over the last few months,” said Powell...

  • MAAA Clubs League

    The 2013-14 Clubs League at the Marsa athletics ground came to a close recently. A strong participation from all teams within the MAAA fold was reported this season as Pembroke Athleta secured the men’s and boys’ titles while St Patrick’s AC...

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