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NEARLY R2.5-MILLION RAISED FOR COMRADES CHARITIES

25 April 2018

Comrades Marathon charitable fundraising is sitting at nearly twice the amount it was at this time last year. Nearly R2.5-million rand has been raised by the six Comrades Marathon Official Charities and their Race4Charity runners.
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that a total of R2,455,247.12 has been received through various fundraising initiatives. At this stage last ye


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THIS TREBLE TOPS EVERYTHING: KING KIPCHOGE

23 April 2018

Eliud Kipchoge described his third Virgin Money London Marathon victory on Sunday as the greatest achievement of his glittering career as he looked back on a day when he was crowned king of the roads and sealed a third Abbott World Marathon Majors title.
 
Kipchoge’s majestic performance at the head of one of the greatest elite fields in men’s marathon history was his ninth consecut


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RECORD FINISH AS LARGEST LONDON MARATHON DISPLAYS ITS SPIRIT

23 April 2018

For the first time, more than 40,000 runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon after record numbers left the Start Line yesterday morning, making the 38th edition of the race the biggest in its history.
 
By 19:00 last night, 40,255 had conquered the hottest Race Day on record to cross the Finish Line in The Mall and pick up their hard-earned medals and souvenir finishers’ T-shir


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RECORD NUMBERS TO RUN TODAY'S LONDON MARATHON

21 April 2018

Record numbers are expected to start the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon this morning, after more than 41,000 registered for the race over the last four days.
 
When registration desks at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London closed at 17:00 yesterday, a total of 41,469 ac


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FROM AMPUTEE TO MARATHON RUNNER

20 April 2018

When Brian Reynolds was growing up in Boston, wearing prosthetic legs and watching his hometown marathon from the side of the road, he could hardly have imagined he’d ever become a marathon runner himself, let alone a world record breaker.

At four, Reynolds had both his legs amputated below the knee due to complications after a bout of meningitis. Yet in October last year, 25 years after


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RUNNER AIMS TO COMPLETE MARATHON NUMBER 820

20 April 2018

For the majority of those running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Not for Steve Edwards, from Gloucestershire, who will complete his 23rd London Marathon, number 820 in his quest to set a new world record for running 1,000 official marathons in the fastest average finish time, sub 3hr 30.
 
Steve’s running career began in 1981 whe


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2018 LONDON MARATHON PROMISES TO BE BEST EVER

20 April 2018

With record entries, some of the best elite fields ever assembled and Her Majesty The Queen due to start the mass event from Windsor Castle, Sunday’s 2018 London Marathon promises to be the best edition ever.
 
Event organizers have vowed to make the 2018 edition the best ever as it prepares to welcome “athletics royalty” to its elite races and real Royalty to its unique start


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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 April 2018

He had no running shoes, no running kit and no running experience, just a love for the sport of running that drove him to run loops in the area where he works as a gardener. Then something incredible happened. A few good-hearted Samaritans, who recognised his incredible talent, helped him on his way. The rest reads like a fairy-tale. Bright Mikolongwe recently won one of Gauteng North’s biggest half maratho

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LONDON MARATHON EXPO OPENS TODAY

17 April 2018

Spirit of London award winners Matt Rees and David Wyeth will open the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London this morning at 11:00, where thousands of runners will register over the following four days for this Sunday’s 38th edition of the race.
 
The pair caught the imagination of the watching world 12 months ago when Swansea Harrier Matt stopped on The Mall to help Davi


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DID YOU SEE HER IN VALENCIA? NOW SEE HER IN VIENNA!

16 April 2018

South African athlete Nolene Conrad, who recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status, will be representing South Africa at this Sunday’s Vienna Marathon.
 
Running in the colours of South Africa Nolene recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status by coming 25th in the world half marathon championships in Valencia in March. She finished in a time of 1:11:44, becoming one of the countries four Gol


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