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Athletics

  • Bolt leaves bus in his wake

    Bolt leaves bus in his wake

    The fastest man on earth, Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt raced against a Buenos Aires bus on Saturday and won to the delight of fans who had gathered to watch. Bolt, who won a spate of gold medals in two consecutive Olympic Games (Beijing...

  • Over 500 participants for cross country races

    Over 500 participants for cross country races

    Teeming with school children, the Matthew Micallef St John Athletic Stadium and Marsa grounds earlier this month witnessed the participation of over 500 athletes hailing from most of the state, private and church institutions on the islands, in...

  • Ohuruogu ready for sister act

    Ohuruogu ready for sister act

    Christine Ohuruogu is convinced one of the biggest threats to her stated ambition of claiming a third consecutive Olympic 400 metres athletics medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 could come from close to home. After a year that saw Ohuruogu add a...

  • The walkathon... am I fit enough?

    The walkathon... am I fit enough?

    The health benefits derived from exercise feature in various headlines on a habitual basis. We are reminded constantly that regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other ailments. However, for many, what comes to...

  • Maltese mountain runners in Poland and Italy races

    Maltese mountain runners in Poland and Italy races

    After the successful debut in the European Mountain Champion-ships, in Borovets, Bulgaria, in summer, the Malta national mountain running team took on their first ever international uphill and downhill race at the 29th World Championships which...

  • Consistent control is a must

    Consistent control is a must

    One of the issues I focus on with athletes is that until they have full control of their thoughts and imagination (self-talk and imagery), they will not have consistent control of their behaviours. Sport psychology is all about gaining consistent...

  • MAAA Council decides on 2013 best performers

    MAAA Council decides on 2013 best performers

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) yesterday announced the prime awards for the track and field season, now nearing its end. This year has been another at which Maltese athletes have worn with pride and distinction our national colours...

  • Triple jump ace Tamgho injured

    France’s triple jump world champion Teddy Tamgho has fractured his shinbone and will miss the rest of the northern winter season, the French athletics federation (FFA) said. “Teddy Tamgho sustained an injury during training and a scan revealed a...

  • Sementsov and Hili make it a clean sweep

    Russian runner Vladimir Sementsov and Maltese athlete Carmen Hili lived up to their favourites’ tag after winning the 2013 Malta International Challenge in emphatic fashion yesterday. Leading the men’s field after victories in the opening two...

  • Challenge marathon starts today

    The 2013 Nestlè Fitness Malta Challenge Marathon gets under way this afternoon with the opening stage of the three-legged 42-km race. Race organisers retained the same traditional routes with the 11.195km race from Mdina to Rabat and back...

  • Spiteri and Vella Wood the top performers of the year

    Spiteri and Vella Wood the top performers of the year

    Fabio Spiteri and Michelle Vella Wood have been named 2013 Triathletes of the Year. These yearly accolades are bestowed on those triathletes who show commitment and consistency in their performances throughout the season. Every triathlete is...

  • Fleur-de-Lys races, walk

    Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club, in conjunction with the Fleur-de-Lys Administrative Committee, will be organising the Fleur-de-Lys road running races and walkathon on December 13, starting at 8.30am. The events on the day, sponsored by...

  • Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards

    Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards

    Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport’s governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday night. Bolt won gold in the 100 metres, 200 and 4x100...

  • Gozo meet in Rabat today

    As part of the Gozo Weekend activities, this afternoon Athletix Gozo AC will organise a series of events open for youngsters aged between five and 13. The events, to be held on the new athletics track at the Rabat Secondary School, will be open...

  • Testing programme concerns official

    A leading Jamaican drugs tester has claimed the number of failed tests by the country’s athletes could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Paul Wright is worried that a recent visit by the World Anti-Doping Agency and a promise to increase drug test...

  • Debono eyeing top 10

    Debono eyeing top 10

    After a short period of inactivity, long distance runner Alfred Debono came back with a bang by participating in two prestigious marathons. In September, the Maltese veteran ran the Berlin Marathon and that was followed by the race in Amsterdam,...

  • Grech and Hili take Żurrieq honours

    Grech and Hili take Żurrieq honours

    Andrew Grech and Carmen Hili are the winners of the 2013 Express Trailers Żurrieq Half Marathon, organised by Żurrieq Wolves in collaboration with the Żurrieq Local Council. This year’s edition, which also featured a 10km race and a walkathon,...

  • Fraser-Pryce up for 2013 IAAF award

    Jamaica’s triple reigning world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce heads the shortlist for the women’s 2013 World Athlete of the Year award announced by the IAAF yesterday. Fraser-Pryce is one of three athletes along with New Zealand shot-putter...

  • Mutai, Jeptoo win in New York

    Mutai, Jeptoo win in New York

    Defending champion Geoffrey Mutai (picture) and Priscah Jeptoo won the men’s and women’s races at the New York City Marathon yesterday for a Kenyan sweep in chilly, windy conditions through the city’s five boroughs. Mutai had to wait an extra year...

  • Tight security measures for NYC race

    Tight security measures for NYC race

    The New York City Marathon returns to the streets of the Big Apple today after a two-year absence, with massive security measures in place after the tragic April bombings at the Boston Marathon. Last year’s 42 km run through the city’s five...

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