Athletics

Israel prepares for star-studded Maccabiah Games

By Simon Griver, March 14, 2013

Amir Peled says this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel will be the biggest and best after confirming that a number of Olympic stars will take part.

American gymnast Aly Raisman will be the star performer at what will be the largest-ever gathering of athletes at the Jewish Olympics.

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A world best for Peters

By Brian Sacks, March 1, 2013

David Peters this week reflected on becoming a world-record holder after helping the Central Park Track Club relay team beat the Masters (35+) 4x800m Indoor fastest time in New York.

Peters, who is 41 and from Hampstead, said: “The second runner handed me the baton at exactly four minutes, so

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Bruck keeps on jumping

By Brian Sacks, February 25, 2013

Roger Bruck, 73, porved age need not be a barrier to athletic performance.

Bruck won both the high jump and long jump 70-plus age group events at the Southern Counties Veterans Indoor Championships at Lee Valley.

Bruck’s marks were 1.25 metres and 3.58 metresrespectively, his high jump setting a Championship best.

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Grant sets new PB

By Brian Sacks, January 31, 2013

George Grant, 14, added 41cm to his pole vault best with a 3.04m clearance in the Vault London event in Carshalton.

This performance lifts Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Grant to ninth in the UK under-15 rankings.

His brother and team-mate, James Grant, 21, cleared 4.05m for his highest vault in five years at the London Games at Lee Valley.

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Super Stone is top of the class

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2013

David Stone conquered testing conditions to win the Barnet Schools under-13 Cross Country Championship.

Stone, 11, took the lead at the first marker, in a race run through snow and mud, and never looked back, coming home by 100m in the 2km race.

As one of the top six finishers, Stone will now go on to represent Barnet in the Middlesex Cross Country event.

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Are you ready for the new big Macc test?

January 24, 2013

Maccabi GB are looking for athletes to challenge in the ultimate test at the 19th Maccabiah Games - the Man/Woman Endurance Challenge.

With most athletes already selected to represent the country in Israel this summer, the new Endurance Challenge will identify men and women with the highest stamina.

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Stone gets off to a flyer

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2013

David Stone recorded a memorable victory in his first competitive race by winning the under-11 Hertfordshire County Cross Country Championships.

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Gold for Shindler-Glass

By Brian Sacks, December 21, 2012

Sam Shindler-Glass achieved a clear victory in the under-17 race in the Young Athletes League at Trent Park.

Staying with the pack for the first quarter of the race, Shindler-Glass, then built up a clear lead to win by 16 seconds.

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Solomon targets Moscow after taking junior award

December 17, 2012

Steve Solomon rounded off a memorable year by winning the Athletics Australia junior athlete of the year award.

Solomon, who is 19 and from Sydney, reached the final of the 400m at the London 2012 Olympics. A late inclusion for the Australian squad, he clocked the three fastest times of his life, including a PB of 44.97 seconds in the semi-final.

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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.

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