The Constitution of the Malta Triathlon Federation is the highest form of governance of the Federation and all the matters pertaining to triathlon and multisport in Malta. The current Constitution was penned down in the earliest stages of the Malta Triathlon Association in 1986, with minor changes throughout the years.
However, it was strongly felt that a complete update of this very important document was needed, especially after the change from and association to a Federation and also to enable the ever-growing operations of the MTF. Thus, a consultation process has been initiated with the affiliated clubs in the last months and have now been finalised. The new version of the MTF Constitution has now been approved unanimously by all the MTF Council and the affiliated Club Delegates.
The new Constitution is being attached underneath for information purposes of all the current members of the MTF, and for any feedback one might have. Feedback is being received via emails on firstname.lastname@example.org until Sunday 8th April 2018. Each email shall contain the name and MTF registration number on the MTF 2018 License. Those not containing these details shall not be deemed as valid feedback and shall be discarded. The Council will then discuss the feedback received, and shall be calling an Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the new MTF Constitution on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm at Kirkop Sports Complex.
The proposed new constitution and its annexes can be downloaded by clicking on the 'download file' below,
The Malta Triathlon Federation, has this evening, Thursday 8 March 2018, at 20:39, received the decision of the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel regarding the Doping Case of triathlete Keith Galea, who was found positive for the prohibited substance Stanozolol during a doping test carried out on the 25th of May 2017.
In its decision, the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel states that the athlete in question failed to establish the he bore no significant fault or negligence and thus it ruled it has found Keith Galea in breach of Anti-Doping Regulations, 2015 [3 (2) (a) and (b)] and the WADA Code (Art. 2.3). Consequently, the Panel concludes that a four-year period of ineligibility applies and such shall commence from the date of the provisional suspension being the 14th of July 2017, that is until the 13 July 2021.
The Malta Triathlon Federation has taken note of this decision and will comply to the fullest by it.
The Malta Triathlon Federation, while utterly condemning the use of prohibited substances in sport and confirming its zero-tolerance to such methods, once again direct its members and athletes to ensure at all times and at all costs to protect the integrity of sports, to save-guard their well-being and to respect and honour the intrinsic value of sport and triathlon.
The Executive Board
Malta Triathlon Federation
8 March 2018 - 22:35
After an absence of many years, the Malta Triathlon Federation organised a Triathlon in the unusual months of winter in a Season Opener which saw the athletes racing on the Standard Distance, that is a 1.5KM swim, followed with a 40KM cycle and finished with a 10KM run on the Coast Road circuit. The race saw the success of the current National Champion, Graham Borg of Mosta Tri Team, and of Lara Buttigieg of Agones SFC.
Borg went ahead from start to finish and administered his race to register an emphatic win. He registered the best swim and the best cycle of the lot. Trailing Borg was Michael Bongailas, President and founder of TriGozo who has just been affiliated with the Federation some days before. Bongailas made good use of his fine transition skills as he registered the best transitions in both T1 and T2. In the running segment, Borg administered comfortably the advantage gained, while Kevin Muscat of Birkirkara St. Joseph registered the best running split. In the end it was Borg who took the honour with a total time of 2 hours, 7 minutes and 10 seconds, with Bongailas in second and Josef Bonavia of Mosta Tri Team in close third place.
The battle for the female race was much more hardly-fought as Lara Buttigieg registered the best swimming split, but Isabelle Caruana of Mosta Tri Team had the best time on the bike, closing in the gap. Anjelika Ruggier had the best run from the female participants. Buttigieg kept her slight advantage to win it in a total time of 2 hours 34 minutes and 56 seconds, just 19 seconds ahead of Caruana in second place. Ruggier claimed the last place on the female podium.
Simultaneously with the main race, the Federation also organised a Sprint Triathlon, raced on half the distance. In the male category, it was the young star Nikol Micallef of Mosta Tri Team who registered the best swim and the best run, while veteran Joseph Cremona of Mellieha AC had the best time on the bike. At the end Micallef edged Cremona’s challenge to win the race. In the female Sprint race, it was rookie Lindsey Zammit of Agones SFC who cruised through all the segments of the race to claim the win.
Apart from the individual races, there was another competition for relay teams on both distances. In the Standard Distance, it was the team composed of Amand P. Verranenman, Gerard Said and Michael Attard who won the best place. In the Sprint Relay, the best swim was registered by Niki Lanzon, the best cycle was claimed by Nicholas Micallef while the best run was clocked by Michael Hughes. In the end, it was the team composed of Margaret Seguna, Nicholas Micallef and Glen Zammit who won the relay.
The Malta Triathlon Federation thanked wholeheartedly all those who supported the race, namely The Malta Police Force and the Traffic Section, Transport Malta, the Naxxar Local Council, the ARRTS Electronic Timing System and Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club. The Federation also expressed its gratitude to its sponsors, San Michel & Gatorade, Garmin Malta, Eurosport Malta, Go & Fun, and all the volunteers who marshalled the course during the race.
photos in this gallery by Gabriel Bongailas of Bongi's Photography and Marisa Xuereb.
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