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  • 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...

  • Watch: History made as every runner in 400m heat disqualified

    Watch: History made as every runner in 400m heat disqualified

    Every runner, including the world's fastest man this year, was disqualified in a bizarre 400m heat that made athletics history on the second day of the world indoor championships in Birmingham on Friday. Bralon Taplin was among the casualties...

  • Athletics World Cup: Q&A

    Athletics World Cup: Q&A

    London will host the first athletics World Cup in July where eight countries, including Great Britain and the United States, will face each other to compete for prize money. Here, Press Association Sport answers the questions about the new...

  • Former long distance champion Gerald DeGaetano dies, aged 53

    Former long distance champion Gerald DeGaetano dies, aged 53

    Updated 6.10pm - Added PN condolences The athletic community and army personnel are in shock after Malta long-distance champion Gerald DeGaetano died suddenly, aged 53. Lt. Col. DeGaetano, who enjoyed a successful career in the Armed Forces of...

  • Malta team fourth, just miss out on promotion

    The Matthew Micallef St John Athletics track at Marsa hosted over 300 foreign athletes for the European Team Championships Third League. The Malta Amateur Athletics Association was represented by a team of 40 athletes who were up against some the...

  • MAAA chief eyes strong showing

    MAAA chief eyes strong showing

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association is confident to put on a strong performance in the European Team Championships 3rd League that will be held at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium in Marsa this weekend. Malta will be up against 11 other...

  • Wingfield sets sprint records

    Charlotte Wingfield headlined the National Athletics Championships with two national records at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium, Marsa, last weekend. On Saturday, the Wales-based sprinter warmed up for the Games of the Small States in San...

  • MESA to organise 5K race in Mtarfa

    The Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA) will be organising a 5km run at the Mtarfa By-Pass on May 23. The race gets underway at 3pm and is open not only to employees from government departments and entities but also to others from...

  • Success comes in threes for Saliba

    Success comes in  threes for Saliba

    A sign of the continuous evolution of Maltese athletics is the increasing breadth of events covered by local athletes who are now hitting highly respectable results in competitions that up till a couple of years back struggled to attract a decent...

  • Bezzina, Grech top in Marsaskala

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association(MAAA) brought down the curtain on the non-stadia competitions for 2016/2017 that commenced last October with the first of two road events over 5km and ended on Sunday with the last 10km at Marsaskala. With...

  • Herrera, Bezzina take top spot in Three Cities10k

    The historical three cities recently hosted the first ever Urban Jungle House of Sport 10K road running race which was attended by over 300 athletes. The race started off from Vittoriosa, next to the historical Fort St Angelo and headed along the...

  • MAAA to host 2017 European Championship Third League

    MAAA to host 2017 European  Championship Third League

    The Malta Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA) has been entrusted with the organisation of the 2017 European Championships Third League at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium, Marsa, between June 24 and 25. This is the fourth time that the local...

  • Chouhal and Saliba impress at Marsa

    Perseverance is one of the names in the game as far as athletics is concerned. This is clearly manifested in the number of athletes past their youthful prime who doggedly keep up their training, their competition and their thirst for success. If...

  • Dalli on a high as Pembroke Athleta set new records

    Dalli on a high as Pembroke Athleta set new records

    In athletics it’s not often that there is local mention about the pole vault. Indeed, albeit with the presence of a specialised coach, youngsters willing to take up this sport are few and far between, perhaps not encouraged by parents witnessing...