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  • Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

    Semenya to race 3,000m at Diamond League's Prefontaine

    Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic on June 30, a distance she can contest without reducing her testosterone levels. The South African has won two Olympic golds at 800...

  • No Semenya at Stockholm Diamond League after gender ruling

    No Semenya at Stockholm Diamond League after gender ruling

    Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, will not race at this month's Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, the organisers told AFP on Thursday. The South African, 28, who won gold in Rio in...

  • Wrestler Silver King dies after collapsing in the ring

    Wrestler Silver King dies after collapsing in the ring

    Mexican wrestler Silver King, best known for playing the villain in the film "Nacho Libre", has died after collapsing during a show in London. The masked wrestler, 51, real name Cesar Gonzalez, was taking part in The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre...

  • Fastest 5 running race on May 26

    Fastest 5 running race on May 26

    Local running club Raptorz have formally launched the third edition of the much awaited Fastest5, a 5km race held around the streets of Balzan, Birkirkara and Sta Venera. The race will be held on Sunday May 26, at 7.30am. Despite the race being in...

  • What effect will athletics' gender ruling have?

    What effect will athletics' gender ruling have?

    After two-time Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya lost her legal challenge, the IAAF's controversial rule regulating testosterone levels for women athletes will come into effect on May 8. AFP assesses which athletes it governs, and for...

  • Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat

    Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat

    Caster Semenya won the 800 metres at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday in her first race since losing her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, claiming "actions speak louder than words". The South African, a two-time Olympic...

  • Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

    Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

    South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the "discriminatory"...

  • Kipchoge runs second-fastest marathon for fourth London win

    Kipchoge runs second-fastest marathon for fourth London win

    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge stormed to a record-breaking fourth victory in the London Marathon on Sunday with the second-fastest time ever seen over the distance. Olympic champion Kipchoge's time of two hours two minutes and 37 seconds was second only...

  • Postponing Malta Marathon to another date impossible - director

    Postponing Malta Marathon to another date impossible - director

    The Malta Marathon was called off last weekend by race organisers after the country was hit by one of the worst storms in recent years, with gale-force winds causing severe damage in various localities. A total of 4,500 runners were expected to be...

  • Malta Marathon rained off

    Malta Marathon rained off

    The Malta Marathon on Sunday has been cancelled after stormy weather wreaked havoc on the yearly athletics appointment. In a Facebook post, the organisers said that while they were ready to brave the weather, the storm seems to be worse than...

  • Watch: Man. United stars promote Lisa Maria Memorial Dingli 10 race

    Watch: Man. United stars promote Lisa Maria Memorial Dingli 10 race

    Five former Manchester United stars from Alex Ferguson’s Class of ‘92 together with four popular Maltese TV personalities have teamed up to promote the Lisa Maria Memorial Dingli 10 event on March 19. Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky...

  • Updated: Former Malta Marathon champion Cecilia Fenech passes away

    Updated: Former Malta Marathon champion Cecilia Fenech passes away

    Maltese sport lost another inspirational figure on Friday with the news that former long distance runner Cecilia Fenech passed away peacefully. She was 57. Fenech will long be remembered as one of Malta’s top performers in the athletics...

  • World athletics body keeps ban against Russia - TASS

    World athletics body keeps ban against Russia - TASS

    World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia's athletics federation over doping in the country, the TASS news agency reported, citing a source. Russia's athletics federation has been suspended since 2015 over a report...

  • French half marathon runner pledges support to LifeCycle

    French half marathon runner pledges support to LifeCycle

    LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation has been selected as the Malta-based charity that French half-marathon runner Wilfred Palcy will be supporting when he will be running his Malta leg in Żurrieq on Saturday at 8.30am. Palcy will join runners from...

  • Debono, Schembri claim Road Running League titles

    Debono, Schembri claim Road Running League titles

    On March, Sunday 25, the Malta AAA organised the fifth and final race in the 2017/2018 Road Running League which started and finished at Marsascala. Despite the adverse weather conditions, Mellieha stalwart Andrew Grech and the St Patrick’s runner...

  • Watch: Bannister's words inspire captain's innings from Pozzi

    Watch: Bannister's words inspire captain's innings from Pozzi

    A quote from the late, great Roger Bannister helped turn Andrew Pozzi from prey into predator as the British sprint hurdler hunted down a U.S rival to play a real captain's innings for the home team at the world indoor championships on Sunday. The...

  • Coe, Cram salute the great Bannister who paved their way

    Coe, Cram salute the great Bannister who paved their way

    Roger Bannister's death at the age of 88 prompted a host of emotional tributes to athletics' great barrier breaker on Sunday with the sport's senior figure, Sebastian Coe, saluting him as the "man who made the impossible possible". Coe and Steve...

  • Coleman roars to world indoor 60 metres triumph

    Coleman roars to world indoor 60 metres triumph

    Christian Coleman demonstrated just why he is the man tipped to lead sprinting into the post-Usain Bolt era when he roared to victory in the 60 metres at the world indoor championships on Saturday. The 21-year-old U.S sprinter, who set a world...

  • Coleman breezes into 60m semis

    Coleman breezes into 60m semis

    Christian Coleman, the man fancied to lead sprinting into the post-Usain Bolt era, gave a glimpse of his searing ability after a brief alarm as he breezed into the 60 metres semi-finals at the world indoor championships on Saturday. Coleman, the...

  • British all-rounder 'KJT' comes of age in Birmingham

    British all-rounder 'KJT' comes of age in Birmingham

    Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who has long threatened to break through into the golden ranks of the world's top all-round athletes, finally lifted the global senior title her talent demanded in Birmingham on Friday. Known throughout British...