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  • ‘I’m hanging up my spike shoes’ says Camilleri

    ‘I’m hanging up my spike shoes’ says Camilleri

    There are many athletes who face a daily struggle to balance their work, life and training commitments. It is tough, especially when you have high expectations of yourself, yet, Maltese athletes regularly manage to reach this balance. “The past 12...

  • Kenyan runners caught cheating in marathon

    Kenyan athletics officials intercepted a runner who cheated his way into second position to win prize money during a weekend marathon in the capital Nairobi. Julius Njogu attempted to trick his way into the money bracket during the Standard...

  • Road Running League, first leg

    Road Running League, first leg

    The new season’s MAAA Road Running League got under way last Saturday with the Siġġiewi 5km race. The men’s event turned out to be a tight race with Charlton Debono (Gozo Athletix) winning with a time of 16:13. Debono (third from left) finished...

  • Bolt aiming to crack 19 seconds in 200m

    Bolt aiming to crack 19 seconds in 200m

    Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year’s Rio Games and has sent a warning to his competitors – he thinks he is capable of breaking 19 seconds in the 200 metres. Bolt’s record of 19.19 seconds for...

  • Mdina Glass 10km race

    Mdina Glass 10km race

    A record participation of 505 runners yesterday took part in the 25th Mdina Glass 10k organised by the Ladies Running Club at Ta’ Qali. Despite the windy conditions, competition was tight with Andrew Grech (Mellieha AC) winning the men’s race in...

  • IAAF will do everything to protect clean athletes

    Athletics has been at the forefront in the fight against doping and its world governing body will do everything to protect the clean athletes, president Sebastian Coe said. The twice Olympic 1,500 metres champion was elected in August to head the...

  • Coaching keeps Xandru Grech’s passion for running alive

    Coaching keeps Xandru Grech’s passion for running alive

    When you have been training and competing in a sport for most of your life, you tend to become accustomed to the adrenalin highs that this produces. It is these feelings that athletes miss most once they decide to retire, finding it difficult to...

  • 105-year-old ‘Golden Bolt’ sets sprint record in Japan

    105-year-old ‘Golden Bolt’ sets sprint record in Japan

    Japanese centenarian Hidekichi Miyazaki (picture) set a fresh record as the world’s oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best. “I wanted to shave off a...

  • Five medals for MAAA youth team in Brno

    Five medals for MAAA youth team in Brno

    Athletics Malta wrapped up the Track and Field season earlier this month, participating in the 10th edition of the European Kids Athletics Festival, an annual event held over two days in Brno, the Czech Republic. Young hopefuls between the ages of...

  • Paula Radcliffe’s blood test results revealed

    Paula Radcliffe’s blood test results revealed

    The blood test results of Paula Radcliffe (picture), which the marathon record holder says prove she is innocent of doping, have been revealed. The results have been made public by Sky News and the three “off-scores” were 114.86, 109.86 and 109.3...

  • Coe to be questioned over doping probe comments

    Sebastian Coe is to be called to Parliament to be grilled about his claim that media investigations into widespread doping in athletics were a “declaration of war” on the sport. Lord Coe, the new IAAF president, is to be called to the next...

  • MAAA squad for Kids Games in Brno

    The MAAA national squad at school level will be one of 13 countries represented at the two-day 10th European Kids Athletics Games in Brno, Czech Republic, starting on Tuesday. This annual event, now attracting over 1,300 boys and girls, has proved...

  • Kiprop hat-trick puts Kenya on top in Beijing

    Kiprop hat-trick puts Kenya on top in Beijing

    Asbel Kiprop produced a trademark sprint finish to win a third straight 1,500 metres gold and ensure Kenya topped the medals table at successive world championships after the final night of action yesterday. The United States men won a sixth...

  • Gatlin hoping to be portrayed in another light

    Justin Gatlin hopes the public will see him as a “human being” rather than a drugs cheat after the World Championships. Athletics is currently experiencing one of the most difficult times in the sport’s history, with the spate of doping...

  • Bolt secures third world sprint sweep

    Bolt secures third world sprint sweep

    Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a World Champion-ships for the third time when he helped Jamaica’s relay team to a fourth successive 4x100 metres title yesterday. The 29-year-old, who had already won the 100 and 200 metres...

  • Farah burns up Bird’s Nest for golden triple double

    Farah burns up Bird’s Nest for golden triple double

    Britain’s Mo Farah kicked on the final corner and stormed down the home straight to retain his 5,000 metres world title yesterday, securing an unprecedented third successive distance double at major global championships. The 32-year-old Olympic...

  • Schippers storms to 200m title

    Schippers storms to 200m title

    Dutch sensation Dafne Schippers clocked the fourth fastest run of all time to pip Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second and take the 200 metres gold at the World Championships yesterday. The former heptathlete, who claimed...

  • Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    Sarè’s big year and bigger ambitions

    “It has been a great year.” Often in sport you come across people who only see the empty half of the glass... those who keep thinking about the one negative result rather than the good ones. It is refreshing, therefore, to come across the effusive...

  • Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain does it again for Beijing sweep

    Usain Bolt delivered Justin Gatlin a second knockout blow in five days to win his fourth straight 200 metres world title yesterday and prove that when it comes to major championship sprinting, he simply has no peer. In the seven years since the...

  • Van Niekerk lights up Bird’s Nest

    Van Niekerk lights up Bird’s Nest

    Wayde van Niekerk lit up the Bird’s Nest with a stunning 400m run to win a first sprint gold for South Africa and cap a night of exceptional performances at the World Championships yesterday. Two of those came in the men’s javelin and women’s...

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