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Tanya Blake – God Given Talent

Tanya BlakeTanya Blake – ‘God Gave Me a Talent And I Didn’t Want to Waste It’

Paul Grech profiles Malta’s top female runner Tanya Blake

It has been a good year for Tanya Blake. Not only has the 32 year old been winning medals for her adopted country of Malta, she’s also finally managed to dip below the two minute waterline that in the 800 meters traditionally separates the good from the average athletes. An achievement that not only guarantees her place in next year’s Olympics but also means that she has finally overcome possibly the biggest barrier of her career. [Read more…]

A Change for the Best?

Track Start

Track Start

Paul Grech discusses the new start rules which have been introduced in 2003

Their work often goes unnoticed, but no athletics’ event could go ahead without them. Starters and track officials suffer the same fate as referees in any other sporting discipline: anonymity if they get it right, criticism when they don’t. Yet their importance can never be understated, particularly in the light of the new false start regulations introduced on the first of January by the IAAF. [Read more…]