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SEMENYA BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN

23 March 2018

In windy conditions, South African middle distance star, Caster Semenya gave the 34-year-old SA 1500m record a good scare at the third and final Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting in Paarl on Thursday, 22 March when she crossed the line in 4:0.2.50. The record of 4:01.80 still stands behind the name of Zola Budd, which she ran in Port Elizabeth on 21 March in 1984.
 
“We ma


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QUALIFYING FOR #COMRADES2018

23 March 2018

53.7% of this year’s entry field has qualified to run the 93rd Comrades Marathon. With 78 days to go to The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 10 June 2018, Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has called on runners to submit any outstanding qualifying details.
 
The D-day for submission of all qualifying criteria to the Comrades Marathon Entries Team is W


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THE QUEEN TO START 2018 LONDON MARATHON FROM WINDSOR CASTLE

23 March 2018

Her Majesty The Queen will be the official starter for the 2018 London Marathon.
 
On Sunday 22 April, The Queen will step onto a special podium in front of the Round Tower in the grounds of Windsor Castle to push the start button at 10:00 am.
 
BBC Sport will relay live coverage of the start ceremony to the big screens at Blackheath to set off 40,000 runners on the famous 26


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ELITE GREEN DREAM TEAM GOING FOR 2ND QUADRUPLE TWO OCEANS WIN

23 March 2018

The Elite Green Dream Team – 38 elite athletes (25 men and 13 women) from the Nedbank Running Club – will be in full flight at next Saturday’s (March 31st) Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) in Cape Town - and judging by their recent performances a second quadruple Two Oceans win might just be on the cards.
 
‘Last year we took first place i


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SPAR GRAND PRIX SERIES KICKS OFF ON SUNDAY

22 March 2018

Thousands of women will take to the streets of Bellville on Sunday, kicking off the 2018 SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series. This will be the first of six races that make up the 2018 SPAR Grand Prix series.
 
After a number of years in Greenpoint, the Cape Town Challenge has returned to its original home at the Bellville Stadium. SPAR Grand Prix coordinator Ian Laxton said the change of v


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CAPE TOWN MARATHON: ENTRIES ARE OPEN

22 March 2018

Entries are open, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s Iconic City Marathon, has made enormous strides since its relaunch in 2014. It was awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2017, making it the first IAAF Gold Label status City Marathon on the continent; and in the same year it won the coveted Athletics International Marathon and Distance Races (A

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NEW SA RECORD HOLDERS IN ACTION

19 March 2018

Fresh off their recent SA track records both Carina Horn and Caster Semenya have confirmed their appearance at the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Final on Thursday (22 March) in Paarl.
 
Horn, who smashed the SA 100m record and won the national title on Friday, 16 March, will be in action in the same event at the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Final. She blitzed the race i


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FAMOUS FACES TO RUN LONDON MARATHON

15 March 2018

The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon has arguably its most star-studded elite field ever and a stellar list of famous runners will celebrate the Spirit of London on Sunday 22 April.
 
Among those famous faces taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon are The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and comedian Joel Dommett who are both running for the 2018 Charity of the Year, Teenage Cancer Tru


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A CHAMPION IN MAKING

by Michelle Carnegie - 15 March 2018

He has the talent and he has the work ethic, but if it was not for people who believed in him and cared enough to help him nurture his athletic talents and rise up from challenging circumstances, his dream of representing his country might not have come true.
 
Kutlwisiso Sidinile’s dream of representing South Africa has just come true after he was chosen to represent his country at the A


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GREAT EXPERIENCE AWAITS COMRADES NOVICES

15 March 2018

If you are a novice entrant into the 2018 Comrades Marathon, rest assured that an absolutely awesome experience awaits you on your journey. With nearly a third of novice entrants in #Comrades2018, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with major sponsor, Bonitas to once again host its Novice Seminars across the country. These will take place over the month of April as athletes hone themselves

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