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Athletics

  • 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...

  • Whitmore delighted as 2013 race attracts record entry

    Whitmore delighted as 2013 race attracts record entry

    The organisers of the 2013 Malta International Challenge Marathon had every reason to be cheerful at the launch of the 23rd edition yesterday as this year’s races have attracted a record entry and Nestlé Fitness have renewed their spon-sorship for...

  • Żurrieq Half Marathon,10K run on Sunday

    The 16th edition of the international Żurrieq Half Marathon, organised by the Żurrieq Wolves Athletics Club (ZWAC) in collaboration with the Local Council, will take place on Sunday. Sponsored by Express Trailers, the 21km road race starts and...

  • Grech, Hili grab honours

    This year’s Ladies Running Club (LRC) 10K race was held early on Sunday morning in balmy conditions. Over 120 runners gathered behind the start line outside the Mdina Glass Factories at Ta’ Qali, including three wheelchair athletes. A minute’s...

  • Sub-2hr marathon is ‘crazy’ says Mo Farah

    Mo Farah denies saying he hoped to break the two-hour barrier for the marathon, blaming a misunderstanding for the claim attributed to him. British runner Farah yesterday admitted it was “completely crazy” to believe he could not only challenge...

  • Mo Farah set to skip 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Mo Farah has revealed that he does not intend to run at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Olympic 10,000 metres and 5,000m champion is instead targeting next year’s London Marathon, saying that the Commonwealth Games “is not on my...

  • Hurdler Pearson hires former assistant as her new coach

    Olympic 100 metres hurdles cham-pion Sally Pearson has turned to former assistant coach Antony Drinkwater-Newman to take her back to the top after dumping long-time mentor Sharon Hannan last week. Pearson presented Drinkwater-Newman, an assistant...

  • Garmin Malta 10K on Sunday

    Garmin Malta 10K on Sunday

    This Sunday, Mellieħa Athletic Club are organising the Garmin Malta run, a road race over the classic 10km distance. The organisers have moved the start and finish line to the area in front of the newly-opened National Aquarium (near Fra Ben). The...

  • Smart success for Andrew Grech

    Smart success for Andrew Grech

    Mellieħa AC runner Andrew Grech is the winner of this year’s Smart City Malta 8K road race, organised by St Patrick’s AC. Now in its second edition, the Smart City Malta race, held in the Kalkara and Xgħajra area, attracted the participation of...

  • MMOC link-up boosts Żurrieq Half Marathon

    The 2013 Żurrieq Half Marathon is set to be the biggest ever in the race’s history as, besides attracting a record entry, the programme will also feature two new events with the walkathon and a 10km run added to the traditional half marathon. Such...

  • Farah and Bolt shortlisted

    Farah and Bolt shortlisted

    Mo Farah and Usain Bolt head the shortlist for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year award announced by the International Association of Athletics Federations yesterday. Farah did the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres double at the World Championships...

  • Kipsang smashes marathon record

    Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title yesterday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23...

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