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BOSMAN PLANS ON RACING A SMART COMRADES-RACE

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 05 June 2018

The women’s Comrades-race might just on Sunday play out to be like the fabled race between the hare and the tortoise in which it is not the fastest runner winning but the cleverest. 
 
At 42 years of age Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), Tuks/HPC based athlete is nearing the stage where she is getting to be the “dame” of competitive Comrades racing bu


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COMRADES FAVOURITE GERDA STEYN RARING TO GO

by Michelle Carnegie - 04 June 2018

With her trademark wide smile and long blonde hair she had the whole of South Africa at her feet when she crossed the finish line as winner of the 2018 Two Oceans Marathon. Now the time has come to take on the biggest race of them all, the Comrades Marathon. There is no doubt that Gerda Steyn has what it takes. 
 
There are few long distance runners who look as content as Steyn does when r


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THE VITALITY BIG HALF RETURNS FOR 2019

31 May 2018

The Vitality Big Half – London’s most exciting half-marathon – returns in 2019 on Sunday 10 March and general entries open today (Thursday).
 
The half-marathon, which starts close to the Tower of London and finishes at the Cutty Sark, was created to celebrate London’s diversity and inspire more people to get active and take up running.
 
More than 11,


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COMRADES WINNER CAMILLE HERRON WITHDRAWS FROM 2018 RACE

31 May 2018

Former Comrades winner and Nedbank Running Club (NRC) elite Camille Herron, who is arguably seen as the top female ultra distance runner in the world, sadly withdrew from the 2018 Comrades race next Sunday.
 
The American long distance runner stunned the field last year to win in only her second attempt at the race. She broke the tape in 6:27:36, and was seen as one of the favourites to win at


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MAN WHO SURVIVED IMPALEMENT ON CROWBAR TO RUN COMRADES

30 May 2018

When Daniel de Wet regained consciousness in Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg after a 1.8-metre metal industrial crowbar penetrated his body 3.5km underground at a mine in Carletonville, he never imagined that he would now be making final preparations for taking part in his first Comrades Marathon since the accident.
 
“Just three-and-a-half years ago, my wife and colleagues were


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FARAH CRUISES TO 6TH VITALITY LONDON 10,000 TITLE

28 May 2018

Sir Mo Farah recorded his sixth Vitality London 10,000 win today – easing his way to victory over a host of up-and-coming domestic talent. Farah won the race, which doubles as the British 10km Championships, in a time of 29 minutes and 44 seconds, with Aldershot Farnham & District’s Richard Allen finishing in a superb second place in 29:48 and Matthew Sharp third in 29:50.
 
Fou


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BANNISTER REMEMBERED AS RECORD NUMBERS FINISH WORLD'S BIGGEST MILE

28 May 2018

More than 8,000 runners finished the Vitality Westminster Mile in central London yesterday, Sunday 27 May, making the world’s greatest festival of mile running officially the biggest ever timed mile event in the world.
 
A total of 8,048 runners in 39 waves completed the picturesque course around St James’s Park to cross the Finish Line in front of Buckingham Palace, smashing the pr


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CAROLINE WĂ–STMANN WITHDRAWS FROM 2018 COMRADES MARATHON

25 May 2018

Winner of the 2015 Comrades Marathon Caroline Wostmann has withdrawn from this year's Comrades.

The KPMG Running Club regrettably has to announce that Caroline Wöstmann won’t be participating in this year’s Comrades Marathon. Following discussions with her coach and the club, it was a collective decision to withdraw due to her current fitness levels and consideration of her fut


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TOP CONTENDERS TO WATCH IN #COMRADES2018

24 May 2018

As our front runners lead the way in fulfilling an epic achievement, running alongside 18 000 other athletes, only 10 men and 10 women will win a Comrades gold medal. 

To lead the way, you need focus, direction and a specific goal in mind.
With the introduction of fresh additions to the age-old Comrades traditions, the winners will lift the Comrades gold caduceus to the world. The caduc


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GACHAGA DEFENDS FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN TITLE

20 May 2018

Race favourite, Morris Gachaga lived up to his billing by successfully defending his FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title in a controlled race on Sunday, 20 May 2018.

Gachaga crossed the finish line in Bree Street in 33:42, some 15 seconds off of his world best time from 2017.

“The field was stacked, so racing for the win was more important than chasing my time from last year,”


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