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Athletics

  • 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...

  • SmartCity Malta 8K race this Sunday

    The second edition of the SmartCity Malta 8km race, organised by St Patrick’s Athletic Club, will be held on Sunday. Starting from the SmartCity Malta car park in Ricasoli at 8.30am, the race will proceed to Bighi and Kalkara, descend to Xgħajra...

  • Johnson hopes for ‘new chance’

    Johnson hopes for ‘new chance’

    Cheat. Disgrace. Canada’s shame: Ben Johnson has been called all these things and more in the last 25 years. Few athletes evoke the same depth of disdain as Johnson, the Canadian sprinter whose steroid-fuelled surge to gold at the 1988 Seoul...

  • Bolt commits to Puma until after Rio 2016

    Bolt commits to Puma until after Rio 2016

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has renewed his long-standing sponsorship deal with Puma until after the 2016 Games in Rio, the German sportswear company said yesterday. Bolt has been with Puma for a decade and the renewal of the contract with...

  • Jamaica suspension would be ‘sad’ said Bolt

    Usain Bolt admits it would be a disaster if Jamaica were banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of the doping scandal that has rocked the country. Five Jamaican athletes tested positive for banned substances this year, including the...

  • Sammut nets silver in Brno

    Sammut nets silver in Brno

    Laura Sammut has just returned from the Czech Republic where she represented Malta in the 1,500m track race at the annual European Athletics meeting. Sammut faced stiff competition as the field included runners from the UK, Spain, Russia, Italy,...

  • Young hopefuls for Brno

    September heralds the last international event of the season for Athletics Malta. A now annual appointment, the European Kids Athletics Meeting in Brno, starting on Monday, draws youngsters from many clubs, schools from the host Czech and Slovak...

  • LRC annual race on September 15

    The Ladies Running Club (LRC) will hold their 23rd 10K road race and walk on September 15 with Mdina Glass again the main sponsors. The race starts at 7.30am from near the Mdina Glass factory in Ta’ Qali. The route is the same as last year, taking...

  • Bolt wins 100 metres in Zurich Diamond League

    Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt outsprinted fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade and American Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday night. Bolt, running into a slight headwind, made his customary...

  • Chetcuti and Sammut on top to win BSJ running series

    Birkirkara St Joseph’s Steve Chetcuti and Angele Sammut, of St Patrick’s AC, won the 11th edition of the 5km Road Running Series organised by Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club and sponsored by Festina Watches and The Cyclist. Chetcuti accumulated a...

  • Bolt not worried about failure at 2016 Games

    Usain Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200m Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years’ time. “In life you don’t always get what you want,” the Jamaican said after visiting FIFA president Sepp...

  • Merritt eases to 400m win in Stockholm

    American LaShawn Merritt eased to victory in the 400m as one of several newly-crowned world champions to shine at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting late Thursday. Fresh from his success in Moscow, Merritt (44.69secs) was slower by nearly a...

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