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Athletics

  • Meeting part of build-up to GSSE

    Meeting part of build-up to GSSE

    Athletics Malta are looking at this week’s Championships for Small States of Europe as an ideal stepping stone ahead of next year’s GSSE in San Marino, president Edwin Attard said yesterday. Attard was addressing the media at the official...

  • Wingfield wins 100m bronzein Med. U23 championships

    Wingfield wins 100m bronzein Med. U23 championships

    With just one week to go for the inaugural European Championships for Small States at the Marsa athletics track, a team of four athletes, accompanied by coach Ivan Roshnov, are in Tunis taking part in the second edition of the Under-23 Games,...

  • Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Athletics runs in my veins – Bezzina

    Whilst some athletes visibly fade away with the passing of years, others improve as they gain more experience and confidence in their body’s ability. Lisa Marie Bezzina falls in this latter category. Although she is far too young to be considered...

  • Pearson clocks 12.75 in time trial return

    Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson has clocked an impressive 12.75 seconds in a time trial in her first run-out since shattering her wrist in a fall at a Diamond League meeting last June. The 29-year-old Australian feared her lower...

  • Doping findings rough for sport, says Bolt

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said the finding of 31 positive doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics marked a rough point for athletics, but backed the World Anti-Doping Agency in its effort to crackdown on drug use in the...

  • Whistleblower Stepanova still carries Olympic dream

    Whistleblower Stepanova still carries Olympic dream

    Even through all the turmoil that forced Yuliya Stepanova to flee her native Russia with her husband, the whistleblower has not given up hope of competing at the Rio Olympics in August. Evidence provided by Yuliya Stepanova and her husband Vitaly,...

  • BSJ keen to increase Challenge profile

    Birkirkara St Joseph SC are looking to increase the profile of the Malta International Challenge Marathon after becoming the official organisers of the annual three-day running event. Earlier this year, Barry Whitmore, founder of the Malta...

  • I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    I enjoy running and feeling tired at the end of the day, says Attard Pulis

    Despite the boom long-distance running in Malta has experienced in recent years, much of it has been among casual runners. The elite, those who go beyond just participating and aim to win, have stayed pretty much the same. Matters, however, are...

  • Ennis-Hill deeply concerned by Zika threat

    Britain’s world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is deeply concerned about the threat of the Zika virus in Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to numerous...

  • Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Focus shifts to the Clubs League at Marsa

    Within a week of clinching the Road Running League series for the second year running, Pembroke Athleta embarked on their quest to again win the Clubs League title in track and field. In a convincing team performance, both male and female teams...

  • Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Brilliant Kipchoge and brave Sumgong light up London

    Eliud Kipchoge produced the second fastest run in marathon history to successfully defend his London Marathon title while his Kenyan compatriot Jemima Sumgong showed remarkable courage after a fall to win the women’s race yesterday. There was...

  • Kimetto eyes course record in London

    Kimetto eyes course record in London

    World record holder Dennis Kimetto is targeting a course record in today’s London Marathon. The 32-year-old is the only man to have run under two hours three minutes. His world record of 2hrs 2mins 57secs was set in Berlin in September 2014 – the...

  • Richard holds her own

    Richard holds her own

    With the local track and field season gaining momentum, the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium was buzzing with activity recently as athletes of all ages made the most of the Easter sojourn. Some British athletes were present to add spice to the...

  • Debono making up for lost time

    Debono making up for lost time

    Regardless of the sport, coaches fear athletes reaching their mid-teen years like nothing else. It is during this period, when the study-related stress starts to pile up – and other attractions begin to dominate their attention – that most give up...

  • Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Veteran runner Grotto clocks up his 800th marathon race

    Each marathon, each race tells a story… a story of determination and hope while pushing to the limit. For 66-year-old Antonio Grotto, the 2016 Malta Marathon signalled a milestone in his career – it was the 800th time that the Italian veteran had...

  • It’s 31 and counting for ever-present Darmanin

    It’s 31 and counting for ever-present Darmanin

    It is common practice that, in marathon events as in all sporting contests, the leading athletes attract much of the attention of the sports media covering the race. In this year’s Vodafone Malta Marathon, Abdelhakim Elfelhi took the plaudits as...

  • Sport needs head-to-head rivalries to switch on fans – Coe

    Athletics needs more head-to-head rivalries to reach younger fans who have switched off from a sport that has become boring, according to IAAF president Sebastian Coe. The sport had been “irreparably damaged” by the corruption and doping scandals...

  • Kamworor captures half-marathon gold

    Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor recovered from falling flat on his face at the start to retain his world half-marathon title in Cardiff yesterday. Kamworor and fellow Kenyan Bedan Karoki Muchiri were shoulder to shoulder approaching the final mile...

  • Pembroke Athleta races and fun run for March 31

    The 22nd running of the Pembroke Athleta Road Races, held under the auspices of Athletics Malta, will be held on March 31. The club, which has recently expanded its services to triathlon sport, is confident of staging another successful edition of...

  • US ends meet with record medal haul

    US ends meet with record medal haul

    The United States closed out the world indoor championships with another gold rush and a record medal haul on Sunday, while Ethiopia emerged from the doping shadows and into the spotlight by dominating the distance events. Ethiopia’s Genzebe...

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