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  • Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Blake and Jamaicans steal the show at World Relays

    Yohan Blake and a speedy Jamaican 4x200 metres relay team did not need Usain Bolt to add to the island nation’s collection of world records on Saturday night. Blake, the world’s second fastest 200 metres runner behind Bolt, turned on the jets and...

  • Lawsuit by Gay’s ex-coach ‘baseless’ – USADA

    A lawsuit filed by Tyson Gay’s former coach Jon Drummond, who claims he was falsely accused of supplying the sprinter with performance-enhancing drugs, is ‘baseless’, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said. The lawsuit comes as USADA is seeking...

  • Records could tumble at inaugural World Relays

    Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes. The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all...

  • Skolasport classes provide fun and learning

    The foundation module of the KMS Skolasport programme, sponsored by Kellogg’s, gives children aged four to six the opportunity to enjoy physical exercise and learn basic skills. A popular class is Fun Athletics, designed to encourage kids to...

  • Coe curious about Gay’s ‘significant assistance’

    Athletics’ world governing body (IAAF) wants to know what “significant assistance” Tyson Gay has provided to the American anti-doping authorities who handed him a shorter one-year ban, its vice-president Sebastian Coe said yesterday. The United...

  • I can beat the cheats – Blake

    I can beat the cheats – Blake

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has no problem racing against convicted dopers, insisting he will beat them clean. The world’s second fastest man was in Manchester last week to help showcase the good side of the sport after the drug bans handed down...

  • Annual Qormi road race on June 7

    The annual 10-kilometre Qormi Road Race, held by the Qormi Athletic Club in conjunction with the local council, will be staged on June 7. Now in its 18th edition, this race has always been popularly attended by local long distance runners and the...

  • 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...

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