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Athletics

  • Pistorius not ready to return to the action

    Oscar Pistorius has turned his back on athletics for the rest of the year to focus on fighting the murder charge hanging over him. The South African’s agent Peet van Zyl told reporters the 26-year-old was not mentally ready to return to...

  • MAAA team at Island Games in Corsica

    This week Athletics Malta embarks on a very busy schedule of international activity that extends all through the summer to culminate with the World Athletics Cham-pionships in Moscow. Appropriately, the first engagement commences with the younger...

  • Fraser-Pryce eases home as Jeter stretchered off

    Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to victory on a damp evening at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting yesterday while world champion Carmelita Jeter was stretchered off the track after finishing third. As low clouds settled...

  • Qormi 10K

    The Qormi Athletic Club will be organising the annual 10-kilo-metre race on June 7. This will be the 17th edition of the race which has grown in popularity also thanks to the support of the Qormi Local Council and Athletics Malta. This year,...

  • Contenders hitting peak form

    With the sights of the athletics community firmly set on the imminent challenge provided by the GSSE, the National Championships, held over three days last week, engaged Malta’s leading lights in the last stiff competition on their way to reach...

  • Rudisha keeps his cool to see off Aman in Doha

    Kenya’s world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha had to work hard to secure victory over Ethiopian teenager Mohammed Aman in the 800 metres at the opening Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha on Friday. London Games sprint...

  • Targets to reach at the MAAA championships

    The Malta Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA) will be holding the 2013 National Championships at Marsa between today and tomorrow. This year’s championships are particularly interesting since a good number of our athletes have yet to attain GSSE...

  • Time management key for Sammut

    Whenever the Games of the Small States of Europe come around, it is normal to see records tumble at Marsa as athletes push themselves to achieve the minimum targets set to secure qualification. The trend is being maintained this year with the...

  • Lang posts best time in Gozo half marathon

    The 38th Gozo half marathon and affiliated races, held recently, again attracted a record number of participants. In fact, over 340 runners, including some foreigners, took part in this year’s races with the half marathon alone taking athletes...

  • Injured Bolt to skip meeting in Jamaica

    Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has been ruled out of Saturday’s Jamaica International Invitational meeting because of a slight hamstring strain, his agent said. The 100 and 200 metres world record holder felt tightness in training over...

  • Sammut hits 1,500 record

    Shaving off nearly six seconds from a record last inked in nearly 28 years ago is quite remarkable, by any standard. Being a youth category record does not lessen any merit from this feat achieved by 15-year-old Laura Sammut at a track and field...

  • Fast times for two Maltese sprinters at Modena meet

    Steve Camilleri and Rebecca Camilleri took part in an athletics meeting in Modena, last week. The two sprinters, coached by Jivko Jetchev, competed in Italy as part of their preparations for next month’s Games of the Small States of Europe in...

  • Farah confirmed for Gateshead

    Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will headline Britain’s quest for victory at the Euro Team Championships in Gateshead on June 22-23. Farah has told UK Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson that he will be available for the team event. Farah is no...

  • Saints leave their mark in Marsascala

    A double event in Marsascala, held recently, brought the MAAA non-stadia competitions to a close for this season. Two consecutive 10km races, the second reserved solely for the Masters’ category, open for athletes aged 35 years and over, sealed...

  • Sarè leaps to MQS at Marsa

    With performances coming on nicely to peak in time for the Games of the Small States of Europe, the general feeling at the Marsa stadium last Saturday was upbeat. Having witnessed Andy Grech dip below 11 seconds at the beginning of the month and...

  • 300 runners for Gozo Half

    Over 300 athletes will be participating in this year’s Gozo Half Marathon on Sunday, organised by the Gozo Amateur Athletic Club (GAAC) in conjunction with Xagħra Youth Centre and the Xaghra Local Council. This year’s edition is expected to have...

  • Jeptoo keeps her feet for Kenya

    Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a fall by Ethiopia’s Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to give Kenya a third successive victory in the women’s race at the London Marathon yesterday. Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede made up for missing out on the Olympics and...

  • Bolt to head cast at ‘Anniversary Games’

    Usain Bolt will return to London to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium in which he achieved a clean sweep of gold medals last year. The Jamaican six-times Olympic Games champion will head a glittering cast as...

  • Camilleri leaps past MQS limit

    It was certainly a memorable time for athletics events at the Marsa Stadium last week. Staged over two afternoons, most satisfaction was that derived on Friday when Athletics Malta organised competitive events not usually included in the regular...

  • Pembroke races on Sunday

    Malta’s leading long distance runners are expected to take part in this year’s Pembroke Road Races on Sunday. Victor Camilleri, president of the Pembroke Athleta Athletics and Triathlon Club, told a news conference that entry for the 10km race,...

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