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Athletics

  • Mellieħa AC take men’s honours in FDL 10K

    Mellieħa Athletic Club stole the limelight at the 10-kilometre road running race organised by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club last weekend in conjunction with the Fleur-de-Lys Administrative Council and the Birkirkara Local Council. The in-form...

  • Kenya’s Kiptanui calls for tough doping laws

    Kenya’s Kiptanui calls for tough doping laws

    Kenya’s three-time world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui has called for tough sanctions on athletes who fail doping tests, saying “big money” was behind the cheating. Dozens of Kenyan athletes have failed drugs tests in the past...

  • Russian Federation calls for documentary material

    Russia’s Athletics Federation (VFLA) wants to see an unedited version of the material used by German journalist Hajo Seppelt in his documentary about alleged widespread doping in Russian sport. “The federation has demanded an unedited version of...

  • Doping claims are very serious – Coe

    Doping claims are very serious – Coe

    IAAF vice-president Sebastian Coe says if the current doping allegations in athletics are true then it will be a scandal on a par with those which erupted around Ben Johnson and Marion Jones’s positive drugs tests. An investigation is to begin...

  • Debono – 20 years of running

    Debono – 20 years of running

    In the last few months, veteran runner Alfred Debono has taken part in two overseas marathons to add to the list of races he has participated in since taking up running 20 years ago. Now a member of the New York Road Runners Club, Debono completed...

  • Mental preparation starts now

    Mental preparation starts now

    There are times when athletes work hard in the months leading to a big race yet find themselves disappointed with their performance on race day. This very often boils down to anxiety and lack of mental preparation. It is great to have a...

  • German TV show ready to reveal more doping evidence

    German journalist Hajo Seppelt said he is prepared to make a second documentary about doping in Russian sport after saying his first has led to more evidence being unveiled. “To be honest we did not plan a sequel, however, people are sending us...

  • Diack’s son and Russian official step down from IAAF roles

    The son of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack has stepped down from his role with the governing body as investigations continue into allegations of doping in Russia. Papa Massata Diack, an IAAF...

  • 408 students in annual cross country races

    408 students in annual cross country races

    Last week, children from most church and private schools, as well as from some state schools, responded to the call of Athletics Malta to take part in the annual cross country event at the Marsa grounds. Aimed at introducing en-durance running on...

  • IAAF refutes new doping allegations

    The IAAF has refuted fresh doping allegations after it was claimed athletics’ world governing body turned a blind eye to suspicious blood tests involving 150 athletes, including a leading Briton. German TV broadcaster ARD reported that a member of...

  • Bubka shocked by Russia allegations on doping

    Sergey Bubka, the IAAF vice president, has revealed he is “deeply shocked” at the doping allegations against Russian athletes. The Ukrainian pole vault great has called for a “zero tolerance policy” towards banned substances and said punishments...

  • How is your training proceeding?

    How is your training proceeding?

    February is fast approaching. With Christmas just around the corner, the Marathon seems closer than ever. Our training schedule becomes more intense and long runs become longer and longer. Whether you have applied for the walkathon, the...

  • TV allegations ‘a pack of lies’, says Russian chief

    A German TV documentary alleging widespread doping and cover-ups among Russian athletes contains “a pack of lies”, Russia’s Athletics Federation president told Reuters yesterday. “I can say that there are a pack of lies and it is an unfair...

  • Balzan, Attard Pulis seal titles

    Balzan, Attard Pulis seal titles

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis are the winners of the 2014 Nestle Malta International Challenge Marathon after winning the third and final stage yesterday. Balzan emerged victorious in the gruelling 25km leg, which took participants from...

  • Balzan and Attard Pulis extend Challenge leads

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis consolidated their leads at the top of the 2014 Nestle Malta Challenge Marathon provisional standings after winning the second legs of the international three-stage race, yesterday. Balzan won the shortest...

  • Organisers anticipate new record

    Organisers anticipate new record

    The 2015 Malta Marathon will be the 30th running of this ever growing race. As the applications keep on coming in at a steady flow, it is quite evident that the next race will be celebrated with a record number of participants. The foreign...

  • Balzan, Attard Pulis early leaders after opening leg

    Balzan, Attard Pulis early leaders after opening leg

    Jonathan Balzan and Josann Attard Pulis won the opening leg of this year’s Nestle Malta Challenge Marathon after breasting the tape first well ahead of their nearest pursuers in Rabat, yesterday. Balzan won the 11.195km stage from Rabat to Dingli...

  • Injury setback fails to derail Richard’s year

    Injury setback fails to derail Richard’s year

    In athletics, perhaps more than any other sport, injuries tend to be the determining factor in one’s career. Success is all down to the health of an athlete’s body and muscles. It is why an injury can be devastating, forcing athletes sometimes to...

  • Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency

    The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games yesterday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics’ governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe confirmed...

  • Frenchman Lavillenie, Kiwi Adams are Athletes of Year

    Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco, late Friday. It marked the first time that field event athletes had won both awards and...

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