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Athletics

  • Pregnant GB star Ennis-Hill to miss Commonwealths

    Jessica Ennis-Hill insists she can juggle motherhood and the intense preparation that will go into defending her Olympic heptathlon title in Rio de Janeiro. Britain’s London 2012 multi-discipline gold medallist yester-day announced that she and...

  • Never too old to run

    As I get older, I cannot help thinking about what is expected of us as we age. For some odd reason, women are judged on their appearance and keeping active becomes more important than ever as the years roll on. Menopause seems to affect many women...

  • Simpson says trainer to blame for positive doping test

    Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson, who tested positive for a banned substance last year, told a disciplinary panel this week that she saw no “red flags” before taking a supplement supplied by her trainer. Simpson, who faces a two-year ban if found...

  • Warming up for the big day

    With the Christmas festivities now over, the New Year brings along a season full of interesting races, some also leading to next month’s Vodafone Malta Marathon. Training preparations are now in full swing but one question that crops up with most...

  • Mellieħa AC runners Grech and Galea win races in Fleur de Lys

    Andrew Grech and Rita Galea were the winners of this year’s Fleur-de-Lys 10K races to complete a double for Mellieħa Athletic Club. The Fleur-de-Lys 10K and 5K races, organised jointly by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club and the local...

  • Maltese endurance runner beats Mount Everest race challenge

    Apart from my passion for running and music, books are another key factor in my life. But, a real story that dominated my thoughts recently, kept in-spiring me and this experience could also lift your motivation levels ahead of the 2014 Malta...

  • Herrera first home in UJ M2S

    The Urban Jungle Mdina to Spinola race lived up to its reputation as a popular event at this time of the year when a full complement of around 600 runners took part yesterday. Mark Herrera (picture) was the winner when covering the 17.4km distance...

  • Chircop to bow out as MAAA head

    Long-time president Anthony Chircop is set to end his tenure at the helm of the Malta Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA) after announcing that he will not be seeking re-election in the 2014 annual general meeting. Chircop, who has been leading...

  • Bolt leaves bus in his wake

    The fastest man on earth, Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt raced against a Buenos Aires bus on Saturday and won to the delight of fans who had gathered to watch. Bolt, who won a spate of gold medals in two consecutive Olympic Games (Beijing...

  • Over 500 participants for cross country races

    Teeming with school children, the Matthew Micallef St John Athletic Stadium and Marsa grounds earlier this month witnessed the participation of over 500 athletes hailing from most of the state, private and church institutions on the islands, in...

  • Ohuruogu ready for sister act

    Christine Ohuruogu is convinced one of the biggest threats to her stated ambition of claiming a third consecutive Olympic 400 metres athletics medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 could come from close to home. After a year that saw Ohuruogu add a...

  • The walkathon... am I fit enough?

    The health benefits derived from exercise feature in various headlines on a habitual basis. We are reminded constantly that regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other ailments. However, for many, what comes to...

  • Maltese mountain runners in Poland and Italy races

    After the successful debut in the European Mountain Champion-ships, in Borovets, Bulgaria, in summer, the Malta national mountain running team took on their first ever international uphill and downhill race at the 29th World Championships which...

  • Consistent control is a must

    One of the issues I focus on with athletes is that until they have full control of their thoughts and imagination (self-talk and imagery), they will not have consistent control of their behaviours. Sport psychology is all about gaining consistent...

  • MAAA Council decides on 2013 best performers

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) yesterday announced the prime awards for the track and field season, now nearing its end. This year has been another at which Maltese athletes have worn with pride and distinction our national colours...

  • Triple jump ace Tamgho injured

    France’s triple jump world champion Teddy Tamgho has fractured his shinbone and will miss the rest of the northern winter season, the French athletics federation (FFA) said. “Teddy Tamgho sustained an injury during training and a scan revealed a...

  • Sementsov and Hili make it a clean sweep

    Russian runner Vladimir Sementsov and Maltese athlete Carmen Hili lived up to their favourites’ tag after winning the 2013 Malta International Challenge in emphatic fashion yesterday. Leading the men’s field after victories in the opening two...

  • Challenge marathon starts today

    The 2013 Nestlè Fitness Malta Challenge Marathon gets under way this afternoon with the opening stage of the three-legged 42-km race. Race organisers retained the same traditional routes with the 11.195km race from Mdina to Rabat and back...

  • Spiteri and Vella Wood the top performers of the year

    Fabio Spiteri and Michelle Vella Wood have been named 2013 Triathletes of the Year. These yearly accolades are bestowed on those triathletes who show commitment and consistency in their performances throughout the season. Every triathlete is...

  • Fleur-de-Lys races, walk

    Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club, in conjunction with the Fleur-de-Lys Administrative Committee, will be organising the Fleur-de-Lys road running races and walkathon on December 13, starting at 8.30am. The events on the day, sponsored by...

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