Athletics

Tolosa prepares for Glasgow

Monday 5 February 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Athletics Cook Islands is ready for another busy year and looks forward to more achievements.

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Cooks calling on cross country runners

Wednesday 10 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Athletics, Sports

Athletics Cook Islands is on the lookout for one male and one female cross country runner to compete in Belgrade Serbia at the end of March.

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Beddoes crowned top athlete

Monday 8 January 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Cook Islands middle distance champion Alex Beddoes has been named Athletics Cook Islands’ Open Male Athlete for the Year 2023 and Supreme Athlete of the Year.

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Inaugural Walk a Mile race a success

Thursday 4 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Athletics, Sports

Gabriella Tolosa and Cole Tavioni Bamber won the youth award at the inaugural Walk a Mile Race on Tuesday after only intending to complete the first lap.

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The year in sports 2023

Sunday 31 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Fishing, Football, Golf, Handball, League, Netball, Pacific Games 2023, Paddling, Rugby league, Rugby Union, Running, Sailing, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball

2023 has been a testament to the dedication and talent of Cook Islands athletes across various sports. Cook Islands News’ Losirene Lacanivalu delves into some of the most remarkable sporting achievements that made headlines in 2023.

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Athletics to hold first Village Mile event

Saturday 30 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Cook Islanders and visitors can look forward to a fun-filled event a day after New Year’s, as Athletics Cook Islands hosts its first Village Mile event on January 2.

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Cook Islands teens ready to fly the flag at NZ Secondary Schools Champs

Wednesday 6 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Sports

Sixteen-year-old athletes Emma Louisa Papalii and Nuku Koroa will be representing Cook Islands at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Christchurch this weekend.

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Beddoes: Mixed emotions after medal and illness setback

Saturday 2 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Cook Islands middle distance champion Alex Beddoes had mixed emotions following his medal-winning performance at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Athletics team clocks new personal bests, Beddoes claims bronze

Friday 1 December 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Cook Islands Middle Distance champion Alex Beddoes has a new personal best and has set a new Cook Islands record of 3:56.88 in the 1500 metres event at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Team Cook Islands’ medal hopes dashed as top runner pulls out due to illness

Tuesday 28 November 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Team Cook Islands’ chances of winning their first medals in athletics were dashed after the country’s top middle-distance runner pulled out of the 800-metre race due to illness on Sunday at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Losirene Lacanivalu reports from Honiara.

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1000 expected for Te Kara Run

Friday 24 November 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Athletics, Sports

In support of Autism Cook Islands’ biggest fundraising event, 1000 participants are expected to join the 2023 Air New Zealand Te Kara Run, kicking off this afternoon.

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Beddoes embraces pressure, targets Pacific Games glory

Saturday 18 November 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Cook Islands’ middle-distance champion and country’s top Pacific Games medal prospect Alex Beddoes thrives on pressure.

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Athletics coach takes on pentathlon in effort to promote sport in the Cook Is

Wednesday 25 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Athletics, Sports

Cook Islands News columnist Ruth Mave is keen to bring modern pentathlon to the nation and has set about competing in the sport to get a first-hand taste of what it’s like.

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Athletics Cook Islands set to hold Nationals Competition

Thursday 19 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Athletics, Sports

A full range of track and field events will be held at the Athletics Nationals Competition on Saturday, October 21 at the Nikao Stadium.

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Street and Raymond triumph in Cook Islands Triathlon Ariki Adventures Raro Challenge

Wednesday 18 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Athletics, Sports, Triathlon

The weather on Saturday was just perfect for the Cook Islands Triathlon Ariki Adventures Raro Challenge which was being held for the third consecutive year.

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Youngest athlete in athletics team eyes top 8 finish at Pacific Games

Thursday 12 October 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Features, Pacific Games 2023, Sports, Weekend

The youngest member in Athletics Cook Islands to the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands next month, is looking forward to the challenge.

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Tolosa calls for community support

Saturday 7 October 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Seeing Cook Islands youths do well and shine in their individual event during sporting tournaments is rewarding, says national sprint/middle-distance coach Michael Tolosa.

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Nutters Run attracts ‘crackpots’

Monday 2 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Athletics, Sports

On Tuesday the Nutters Run was held in perfect conditions with a dry track and low streams.

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Apii Avarua retains athletics title

Thursday 28 September 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Athletics, Sports

Over 650 athletes competed in the two-day CITC (Cook Islands Trading Corporation) Prince of Wales Primary Schools Athletics Championship, which ended yesterday at the National Stadium in Nikao.

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High hopes for Pacific Games

Wednesday 27 September 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Athletics, Other Sports, Pacific Games 2023, Sports

Cook Islands team to the Pacific Games 2023 in Honiara, Solomon Islands this year is looking to increase their medal tally.

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