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Athletics

  • 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...

  • Coach Salazar defends Farah against doping

    Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar has staunchly defended his athlete against doping accusations – which he views as opponents making excuses. Farah won the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres titles at the World Championships in Moscow to repeat the...

  • Bolt, Fraser-Pryce and Farah light up Moscow

    Bolt, Fraser-Pryce and Farah light up Moscow

    Toppling Usain Bolt from his sprint throne could take a while yet with the untouchable Jamaican star of track and field still looking down on those who seek to challenge his reign. While his jet engine still roars, others toil, with the fastest...

  • Usain Bolt is the best in the world, ever – official

    Usain Bolt is the best in the world, ever – official

    Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in World Championship history when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay yesterday. Bolt followed up the 100 and 200m...

  • Bolt completes sprint double

    Bolt completes sprint double

    Usain Bolt completed yet another crushing sprint double yesterday and hardly needed to extend himself to achieve it as he took his third successive world 200 metres title in the year’s fastest time of 19.66 seconds – easing down. Fellow Jamaican...

  • Olympic marathon champ Kiprotich adds world title

    Olympic marathon champ Kiprotich adds world title

    Uganda’s Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich showed he was no one-hit wonder by breaking Kenya’s stranglehold on the men’s marathon at the world championships with victory in two hours nine minutes 51 seconds yesterday. Kiprotich was the surprise...

  • Bolt leads Jamaican assault on 200 metres sprint final

    Usain Bolt led three Jamaicans into the final of the men’s 200m yester-day as the world record holder seeks a third successive world title at his favourite distance. Bolt’s team-mates Warren Weir, bronze medallist in last year’s Olympics and the...

  • Doubles for Farah and Pryce

    Doubles for Farah and Pryce

    Briton Mo Farah added the world distance double to the one he achieved at the London Olympics when he bravely held off the Ethiopian and Kenyan challenge in belli-gerent style to win the 5,000 metres yesterday. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce...

  • Kenya’s Kemboi lands hat-trick

    Kenya’s Kemboi lands hat-trick

    Kenyan Ezekiel Kemboi refused to buckle and allow teenage team-mate Conseslus Kipruto to threaten his dominance of the 3,000 metres steeplechase by powering to a third consecutive world title in Moscow, yesterday. The 31-year-old clocked 8:06:01...

  • Joy for Ireland as walker Heffernan halts Russians

    Joy for Ireland as walker Heffernan halts Russians

    Guts, guile and no lack of self-belief propelled Irishman Robert Heffernan to 50km race walk victory yesterday, spoiling the Russian party one day after Yelena Isinbayeva’s wildly-celebrated pole vault triumph. The Luzhniki stadium, as it has been...

  • Isinbayeva hails coach Trofimov

    Watching her every move like a hawk from his front row seat in the Luzhniki stadium, Yefgeny Trofimov never lost faith that Yelena Isinbayeva could rise again. The white-haired coach was there when the Russian began her journey to pole vault...

  • Isinbayeva lights up Moscow

    Isinbayeva lights up Moscow

    Yelena Isinbayeva, the greatest woman pole vaulter of all time, thrilled a partisan home crowd roaring her every jump when she landed the third and probably last world title of her illustrious career yesterday. The Russian, twice Olympic champion...

  • Lashmanova takes walk title despite last-lap lapse

    Lashmanova takes walk title despite last-lap lapse

    Olympic champion Elena Lashmanova overcame confusion over where the finish line was to lead home a Russian one-two in the women’s 20km race walk at the World Championships yesterday. World record holder Lashmanova, 21, secured a first world title...

  • Grech, Camilleri win Festina 10K night run

    The Festina 10K Night Run, organised recently by Żurrieq Wolves AC for the third consecutive year, has been another success. The race, held over the Mdina Road circuit in Żebbuġ, is the only night race on the local long distance running calendar.

  • Bolt regains 100m crown in Moscow

    Bolt regains 100m crown in Moscow

    Usain Bolt was made to look human by a combination of a Russian rainstorm and a fired-up Justin Gatlin yesterday but the Jamaican superstar was still good enough to regain his world 100m title in a surging 9.77 seconds. With former world and...

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