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  • Hajjy makes it four in a row

    Hajjy makes it four in a row

    Morocco runner Mohammed Hajjy continued to stamp his authority on the Malta Marathon as the Italy-based runner clinched his fourth successive victory yesterday. Local runners enjoyed more success in the women’s race as Josann Attard Pulis defied...

  • Hussen and Caccialanza win half marathon

    Hussen and Caccialanza win half marathon

    Ibrahim Hussen and Elga Caccia-lanza are the winners of the 2014 Malta Half Marathon. Sudan-born Hussen, who runs for St Patrick’s AC, was in a class of his own as he finished a clear winner when completing the 21km course in one hour 10 minutes...

  • Let the warrior spirit guide you

    Let the warrior spirit guide you

    The much-awaited day is finally dawning on us. Needless to say, many, through discipline and dedication, have worked hard to achieve the required fitness to combat tomorrow’s challenge. Notably, the more established runners will be seeking an...

  • US champion Leer surges to win at Wanamaker Mile

    US champion Will Leer put on a brilliant closing kick to overtake Lawi Lalang and Nick Willis and win the featured Wanamaker Mile in a season leading time of three minutes, 52.47 seconds at the Millrose Games. Leer, who also won the 3,000 metres...

  • Ethiopian Dibaba registers world best indoor two-mile

    Ethiopian Dibaba registers world best indoor two-mile

    Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest indoor two-mile ever as the world indoor champion continued her whirlwind season at the British Grand Prix in Birmingham last weekend. Dibaba, who broke world records at 1,500m and 3,000m earlier this...

  • Lavillenie beats Bubka’s indoor record

    Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, of France, established a pole vault indoor world record by clearing 6.16 metres at a meeting in Donetsk yesterday. “World Record ! 6.16 at my first attempt ! That’s incredible, I’m still in the air,” Lavillenie...

  • The all-important tapering phase

    The all-important tapering phase

    The much-awaited Vodafone Malta Marathon, Half Marathon and Walkathon are closing in on us with only one week to go. Last Sunday, you should have completed your longest run or walk. It is now important to cut down on your training workload, mainly...

  • 2014 edition inspires 3,600 to take part

    A record 3,600 athletes and walking enthusiasts are expected to hit the streets on February 23 for the annual Malta Marathon, this year sponsored by Vodafone. Details about the 2014 Malta Marathon, now in its 21st edition, were given during a news...

  • Different objectives to reach

    Different objectives to reach

    More than 3,500 participants will verge towards Mdina Gate in two weeks’ time to embark on their adventure of the year – taking part in the Malta Marathon and Half Marathon runs. Some will run while others will walk and, possibly, jog but for for...

  • Pole vault queen Isinbayeva to return to training in 2015

    Pole vault queen Isinbayeva to return to training in 2015

    Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has her sights set on a third gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games but will not return to training until next year. Isinbayeva, voted Russian athlete of the year in 2013 and the ceremonial mayor of...

  • Radcliffe wants London swansong

    Paula Radcliffe would love to compete in one last London Marathon before calling time on her career. The 40-year-old marathon world record holder has been dogged by a foot problem in recent years which forced her to pull out of the 2012 Olympics...

  • Managing emotions on race day

    Managing emotions on race day

    This year’s Malta Marathon and Half Marathon entry shows another record of participants. So far, 600 have registered for the full, that is an increase of more than 100 from last year, and although the walkathon has decreased slightly, a good...

  • Make your miles count

    Make your miles count

    If you want to run, run a mile. If you want a challenge, run a marathon and if you want to make a difference in someone’s life, run for Inspire – The Foundation for Inclusion. Running or walking a marathon is no easy task. Even the half marathon...

  • Jeptoo faces tough challenge in London

    Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo will face a strong challenge for her London Marathon crown as the Olympic champion, the world champion and one of the greatest distance runners of all time line up against her on April 13. Olympic champion Tiki Gelana, of...

  • Veteran runner Debono achieves his dream in Hawaii

    Veteran runner Debono achieves his dream in Hawaii

    Alfred Debono has now established himself as one of the country’s leading veteran long distance runners, having taken part in over 60 major races in his career. Among the races he took part in, Debono travelled abroad for 22 full marathons,...

  • Bannister pacemaker passes away

    A former 5,000 metres world record-holder, who acted as a pacemaker to help Roger Bannister become the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier in 1954, has died aged 82. Christopher Chataway died at around 7am on Sunday at St John’s...

  • Take your run to new heights

    Take your run to new heights

    Astrid Fleri Soler The route for the February 23 Vodafone 2014 Malta Marathon and Half Marathon once again marks a few changes. The alterations have been effected to reduce traffic congestion and to minimise the inconvenience that may be caused to...

  • Farah set for marathon test

    Farah set for marathon test

    Mo Farah admits he will face a baptism of fire when he makes his marathon debut on the streets of London against a field which in-cludes the world record holder, the Olympic and world champion, the defending champion and the course record...

  • Pregnant GB star Ennis-Hill to miss Commonwealths

    Pregnant GB star Ennis-Hill to miss Commonwealths

    Jessica Ennis-Hill insists she can juggle motherhood and the intense preparation that will go into defending her Olympic heptathlon title in Rio de Janeiro. Britain’s London 2012 multi-discipline gold medallist yester-day announced that she and...

  • Never too old to run

    Never too old to run

    As I get older, I cannot help thinking about what is expected of us as we age. For some odd reason, women are judged on their appearance and keeping active becomes more important than ever as the years roll on. Menopause seems to affect many women...

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