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  • Britain’s Farah to run at Commonwealth Games

    Britain’s Farah to run at Commonwealth Games

    Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in July in Glasgow, he said on Twitter. “Hi guys! I will be running in the Commonwealth Games this year. See you in Glasgow,” he tweeted. The...

  • Kenyans Kiprop and Obiri shine in Doha

    Kenyans Kiprop and Obiri shine in Doha

    Double world champion Asbel Kiprop and fellow Kenyan Hellen Obiri launched the new Diamond League season with sparkling displays in Doha late Friday. Kiprop captured a fast-paced 1,500 metres in a meeting record three minutes 29.18...

  • Blake doping ban reduced

    Jamaican 400 metre runner Dominique Blake’s six-year ban for a second doping offence has been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday. CAS said it had reached its decision “in view of some...

  • Blake has ban reduced following CAS appeal

    Jamaican Olympic athlete Dominique Blake has had her six-year ban for a second doping offence reduced by 18 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following an appeal to the Swiss-based authority. A 27-page CAS ruling dated May 2 and...

  • Good management crucial for new MAAA head Attard

    Good management crucial for new MAAA head Attard

    Athletics has been running through the veins of Edwin Attard for almost his entire life. His love for the sport started at a very young age and in his heyday went on to become one of the fastest middle distance runners in the country, winning the...

  • US sprinter Gay banned one year for doping

    US sprinter Gay banned one year for doping

    Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said. Gay has also returned the silver medal he won with the US 4x100...

  • Four-minute mile Bannister reveals he has Parkinson’s

    Four-minute mile Bannister reveals he has Parkinson’s

    Almost 60 years to the day since becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, Roger Bannister has revealed he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The 85-year-old Briton said he had been suffering with the degenerative nervous...

  • Mellieħa 10km race on Sunday

    The 2014 Mellieħa AC series of races in their locality will be held on Sunday. The races, sponsored by The Shoppers Supermarket, get underway with the main event on the day – the 10km run starting at 8.30am. There will also be a 10km walk while...

  • Doping ban for Russian runner

    Doping ban for Russian runner

    Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova, the second fastest female marathon runner of all time, has received a two-year doping ban from the country’s athletics federation. The 36-year-old has also had all her results since October 9, 2009 annulled, meaning her...

  • 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...

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