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FROM UNDERDOG TO ONE OF THE BEST

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 13 February 2018

Carina Horn (TuksAthletics) has over the past weekend twice in three days set a new South African indoor record over 60 metres in France. Does it mean that at long last she will become the first local female sprinter to dip under 11 seconds?
 
Only one person knows the answer to this question and she is not telling, apart from casually mentioning as to what happened in 2015.
 


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NO SLOWING DOWN FOR BOSMAN AT AGE 42

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 13 February 2018

How significant role does age play in competitive elite sport?
 
If the former Comrades-winner, Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), is to be believed the answer to the question is none. At 42 years she is not planning on slowing down at all. In fact, it would seem as if she is getting faster.
 
So it won’t be a surprise if she should win the inaugural Bestmed T


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MiWayLife 226 BRICK CHALLENGE: ONE OF A KIND

by Michelle Carnegie - 09 February 2018

Sometimes when one competes in a race, no matter how well you perform (or not), most of us are glad when it’s over. Well, the MiWayLife 226 Brick Challenge recently held at Midmar Dam was not one of those races. Because thinking back to the three incredible days of swimming, cycling and running, all of us that went, actually wish we could have it all over again.
 
Nope, we most c


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WEEKEND OF WORLD CLASS RACING AHEAD

09 February 2018

Four South Africans are among the top contenders for bragging rights of being called the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town champions, the opening race of the 2018 International Triathlon Union (ITU) season, which takes place on Sunday.
 
The event is the only World Cup triathlon event that takes place on African soil and forms part of the Discovery Get Active Weekend, which includes the D


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SPOIL YOUR VALENTINE AT THE COMRADES ONLINE SHOP

08 February 2018

With Valentine’s Day just around the bend, runners and supporters are reminded that the Comrades Online Shop offers ease and convenience as well as a one-stop shop for cute cuddly gifts and other Comrades branded products.
 
Comrades enthusiasts now have the opportunity to purchase a range of Comrades memorabilia at the click of a button. Being an extension of the Comrades Marathon brand,


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IAAF WORLD CHAMP JUSTIN GATLIN TO RUN AT ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES

08 February 2018

World champion, Justin Gatlin - who owns three world sprint titles including an Olympic title, has joined the list of world-class athletes who will be competing at the much-awaited Athletix Grand Prix Series in March 2018.
 
Gatlin, the 2017 World 100m Champion and the 5th fastest ever human being in the 100m and 200m, will line up in the men’s 150m race at Tuks Stadium (Tshwan


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JOBODWANA HEADLINES 200M AT ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX MEETING

07 February 2018

The first man to break 20sec in the 200m in South Africa, Anaso Jobodwana has thrown his cap into the fray in the men’s 200m and headlines the act at the first Athletix Grand Prix Meeting that will take place at Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesburg on Thursday, 01 March 2018.
 
Jobodwana ran 19.87sec on his way to a World Championship bronze medal in 2015, in what was then an SA record. The 200m


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TWO OCEANS TACKLES CAPE WATER CRISIS

06 February 2018

With the City of Cape Town and parts of the Western Cape in the midst of a severe drought, organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) are working around the clock to ensure the 49th edition of the world’s most beautiful marathon is fully aligned with plans to avoid Day Zero.
 
Events like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon are critical to the region’s economy, with the


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VISUALLY IMPAIRED ATHLETES TAKE ON DISCOVERY TRIATHLON WORLD CUP

06 February 2018

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup is set to host seven visually impaired athletes and their guides who will be taking on this spectacular event on February 10 and 11 in the scenic Mother City.
 
The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, a


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CHEPTEGEI LEADS TOP NAMES AT INAUGURAL ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX MEET

06 February 2018

World Championship 10 000m silver medallist, Joshua Cheptegei is the first big name to be announced to compete in the inaugural Athletix Grand Prix Series in March 2018.
 
The Athletix Grand Prix Series consists of three meetings:
1. Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesburg on Thursday, 01 March 2018
2. Tuks Stadium, Tshwane on Thursday, 08 March 2018
3. Dal Josaphat Stadium, Paarl on


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