“Marathon runners feed on encouragement to get them over the line, and spectators play a vital role to keep their momentum going,” says Janet Welham, race director of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 17 September this year.
The 42.2km road race, whose International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status makes it unique in Africa, fol
Defending champions David Manja and Kesa Molotsane will defend their titles at the ASA Cross Country Championships in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
Manja leads host province, Athletics Central North West, to face a strong challenge from a line-up which includes last year's silver and bronze medalists, Precious Mashele and Joel Mmone in the Senior Men’s 10km race.
Other contenders include national 5 000m champion Thabang Mosiako, former World Stude
After being diagnosed with the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, she wasn’t sure whether she would even live to see 40. But miraculously she did. And now Louise Vernon is making life count. She is training for her first marathon, and proving that there is life after cancer.
Shortly after UK nursery practitioner Louise Vernon got the all clear that she was no longer at any greater r