Bongart and Barnett are cream of the crop

By Brian Sacks, November 16, 2012

James Bongart and Anna Barnett are the respective winners of the 2012 JC Daniel Sacks Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Athletic Achievement.


Peters head of the class at Fifth Avenue Mile

By Brian Sacks, October 18, 2012

David Peters outclassed all other M40 athletes in the Fifth Avenue Mile road race in New York.

Having achieved the distinction of being the only M40 entrant in the elite race, his time of 4:17 was 10 seconds faster than any runner in the official M40 race. It also places him second in the UK M40 rankings for the distance.


Jolly Roger finishes with a flourish

By Danny Caro, September 20, 2012

Roger Bruck ended his season with two notable victories at the Veterans Inter-Area Championships at Solihull.

Representing the Southern Counties in the M70 division, Bruck won both the high jump and long jump, with marks of 1.25m and 3.57m respectively. Both performances were season bests and in both events he beat the National age-group champion.


Bruck leaps up the rankings

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2012

Roger Bruck achieved 1.25m in the High Jump at the Southern Counties Veterans Finals at Ashford. His effort , an M70 championship record, lifted him to second in the UK M70 rankings.


Peters powers home

By Brian Sacks, August 23, 2012

David Peters, 41, ran his first sub-two minute 800m as an M40 veteran at the Herne Hill Harriers Open Meeting. Taking the lead from the start and enjoying perfect conditions for racing, his winning time of 1:58.95 places him third in his age group in the country.

Harrow AC runner Nick Davis, 18, set a 400m PB of 52.31 in the British Athletics League in Eton.


Olympic Games: Day 16 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 12, 2012

There was drama on the last day of the Olympics as Israeli marathon runner Zohar Zmiro collapsed at the finish line and was taken away in a wheelchair for medical assistance.

Zmiro, who was born in Ethiopia, was illl during the run, but determined to finish. He placed 81st in 2:34:59.

He collapsed at the finish line and received medical treatment before being taken away in a wheelchair.


I can be proud of my Olympic effort, says Solomon

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

It’s rare for an Australian to finish last in a race and be happy, but there’s more to Steven Solomon than meet the eye.


Olympic Games: Day 13 round-up

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Several more Jewish athletes are in action on Day 13 of the 2012 London Olympics.

Steve Solomon helped Australia finish fourth in the heats of the 4x400m relay at the Olympic Stadium.

Julie Zetlin of America and Israel's Neta Rivkin were in action in the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena.


Peters powers home

By Brian Sacks, August 6, 2012

David Peters, 41, won the British Masters 1,500m title at Derby in commanding style.

Leading the race from start to finish, his time of 4:04.50 was the fastest winning time in the Championships for several years.

Hampstead-based Peters, who runs for Herne Hill Harriers, achieved an identical time four days later in an Open Graded Meeting at Watford.


Super Solomon reaches 400m final

By Danny Caro, August 6, 2012

Australian sprint sensation Steven Solomon reflected on another great run after reaching his first Olympic final.

The 19-year-old from Sydney qualified for Monday night's final as one of the fastest losers after finishing third in his semi-final at the Olympic Stadium.