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Athletics

  • Salazar: Stick to the track, Mo

    Mo Farah has been advised to “stick to the track” and forget about running marathons until after the Rio Olympics, according to his coach Alberto Salazar. Farah, a double world and Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 metres, made his marathon...

  • Keflezighi – first US victor in three decades

    Keflezighi – first US victor in three decades

    Meb Keflezighi yesterday became the first US male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades, an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race. Keflezighi, who was born...

  • Desisa bids for repeat in Boston

    When Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa returns to the starting line of the Boston Marathon tomorrow after winning the fabled footrace last year, one of his fiercest challengers may be Kenyan Dennis Kimetto. Both men arrive in Boston with short but enviable...

  • Kenyans dominate as Farah toils in debut

    Kenyans dominate as Farah toils in debut

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah toiled on his highly-anticipated marathon debut with the Briton trailing in eighth as Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat secured London titles yesterday. Farah was given a “tough” baptism by the world’s best...

  • Powell banned for 18 months

    Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell was banned for 18 months by a Jamaican anti-doping disciplinary panel yesterday after he tested positive for a banned substance last year. The Jamaican sprinter, 31, tested positive for the...

  • Attard new MAAA chief

    Edwin Attard is the new president of the Malta Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA). Yesterday, he collected the highest number of votes during the council elections held at the association’s headquarters in Marsa. Attard, the former MAAA...

  • Moore sets new 200m mark

    Kevin Moore broke the second national record in the space of a few weeks after setting a new mark in the 200m during the Australia Championships in Melbourne last weekend. The 23-year-old sprinter had already given a clear indication of his...

  • Attard Pulis fifth in Italy marathon

    Attard Pulis fifth in Italy marathon

    Josann Attard Pulis, winner of the Malta Marathon in February, was again racing the 42.195km distance on Sunday as she lined up for the UNESCO Cities Marathon in northern Italy. The race is the only marathon in the world connecting two UNESCO...

  • Pembroke juniors set new records at Marsa meeting

    Two Pembroke Athleta juniors inscribed their names in the Maltese athletics record books for their respective categories during a Malta Athletics Challenge Meeting at the Matthew Micallef St John stadium, in Marsa, last weekend. Luke Farrugia...

  • Veteran Debono extends marathon streak to Asia

    Veteran Debono extends marathon streak to Asia

    Alfred Debono’s exploits in long distance running knows no boundaries as a few weeks ago he made his debut in the Tokyo Marathon to complete full participation of the top six majors in the international athletics calendar. Debono, 65, was on the...

  • Ahmed, Attard Pulis first home in Dingli 10

    Ahmed, Attard Pulis first home in Dingli 10

    The 24th running of the Dingli 10 race, sponsored by Nestle Fitness, was held earlier this month with the participation of 320 athletes. St Patrick’s Athletics Club, the organisers of this annual race, also had a 10-mile walk and a juniors race...

  • MAAA elections postponed after club status row at AGM

    The Malta Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA) have postponed the elections for a new council to a later date after two member clubs contested the governing body’s decision to omit them from the voting process on the basis that accor-ding to the...

  • Bolt let down by JAAAsays USADA chief Tygart

    Usain Bolt is being failed by Jamaican athletics chiefs, according to US Anti-doping Association boss Travis Tygart. Jamaican athletics has recently come under global pressure to revamp its under-fire drugs testing regime following a number of...

  • MAAA to elect new president today

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) will hold an annual general meeting at their headquarters in Marsa this evening with the elections of a new council being the main item on the agenda. After long-time association head Anthony Chircop...

  • Pembroke to mark 20th year of 10km race

    The Athletics Committee within the Pembroke Athleta Sports Club have prepared a special programme of events to coincide with the 20th running of their popular 10km race, this year pencilled for April 6. “This year will be remembered for the 20th...

  • Gozo half marathon race set for April 27

    It has recently been confirmed that the 39th Gozo Half Marathon running will be held on Sunday, April 27. The event, which is the largest athletics event in Gozo attracting hundreds of participants, will incorporate a series of other activities.

  • Errors led to sprinter’s clearance

    Mistakes made by Jamaican officials during anti-doping procedures, not technicalities, led to double Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown being cleared of doping charges, her lawyers said. The errors included the failure to properly...

  • Dingli 10K on Wednesday

    Dingli 10K on Wednesday

    Since 1991, the Dingli 10 has established itself as one of the most popular races on the local running calendar. Known for its scenic beauty and the challenging route, this year’s Nestlè Fitness Dingli 10, organised by St Patick’s AC, will be held...

  • United States top the medals table

    Veteran Bernard Lagat helped the United States top the medals table after the final day of the World Indoor Athletics Championship in Sopot, Poland, yesterday. At 39 years and 87 days, Lagat became the oldest ever medallist in a men’s event at the...

  • Fitz 37th in 60m heats

    Maltese sprinter Rachel Fitz yesterday took part in the 60m heats at the World Indoor Championships currently being held in Sopot, Poland. The 18-year-old was on the starting blocks for the third heat and dashed home in eighth place in 7.86 seconds.

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