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GET COMRADES-READY WITH MARATHON WEBINARS

05 February 2018

With Comrades training season upon us, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has implemented a series of online seminars to get athletes in South Africa and across the world “race-ready” for the 93rd edition of The Ultimate Human Race.
 
The 46th Down Run in Comrades history will be run on Sunday, 10 June 2018, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 5h


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AFRICA'S FASTEST MAN IN ACTION

05 February 2018

The fastest man in Africa, Akani Simbine will start his 2018 season on Thursday, 08 March 2018 at the second of three Athletix Grand Prix Meetings at the Bestmed Tuks Stadium in Pretoria.
 
Simbine firmly secured the title of ‘fastest man in Africa’ in 2016 when he clocked 9.89sec in the 100m in Hungary.  Fast times however are no longer his only driving force.  Simbine wa


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parkrun HAS HELPED THIS COUPLE SHED 110KG

by Michelle Carnegie - 01 February 2018

They’ve lost a staggering 110kg of weight between the two of them…and it all started with parkrun.
 
When 53-year-old Anita Roux turned 50, she was tired…tired of carrying excess weight, tired of constantly drinking handfuls of tablets, and tired of suffering from high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. Her 55-year-old husband Henri was in a similar position, ove


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SULLWALD MOTIVATED TO MEDAL AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES AFTER ROBBERY

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 30 January 2018

Making the most of a second chance in life would be Wian Sullwald’s main motivation when he lines up to race at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.
 
He is one of five triathletes who have been selected to compete at the Games. Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman, Gillian Sanders and Simone Ackermann are also in the team.
 
During the December holidays, there was a


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USAIN BOLT: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND

30 January 2018

When people hear that you’ve “met” Usain Bolt their first question is: “So, what is he like?” It’s a logical question. Who of us would not like to know a bit more about what this Olympic sprint legend and the world’s fastest man is like in real life? Along with many other members of the media we were fortunate enough to get ‘close and personal’ with Bolt at th

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SHE DID IT...AGAIN!

by Michelle Carnegie - 27 January 2018

Barely a week after she broke her 10km PB at a race in Abu Dhabi Gerda Steyn did it again! The Nedbank Running Club athlete and 4th place finisher and the 2017 Comrades Marathon, finished first lady overall at the 10km event of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in a new PB of 34:29.
 
This comes a week after she won a 10km race in Abu Dhabi last week, smashing her then PB in a ti


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NEW SPIRIT OF LONDON CAMPAIGN

26 January 2018

Who could ever forget that moment in the 2017 London Marathon when Matt Rees helped fellow runner David Wyeth down The Mall to the finish line? The footage went viral as it was a moment that encapsulated the unique spirit of the London Marathon.
 
It was also a moment that has now inspired the newly created Spirit of London campaign. With this campaign the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon will


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BONITAS COMRADES ROADSHOW IN GAUTENG THIS WEEK

25 January 2018

With Gauteng holding the lion’s share of 11219 entrants in this year’s Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marketing Team has taken the Bonitas Comrades roadshow programme to the Place of Gold this week.
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will host its
third roadshow session in Berario, Randburg tonight (Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 19h00) followed by the next session in M


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KEITANY AIMS TO BREAK RADCLIFFE'S WORLD RECORD AT LONDON MARATHON

25 January 2018

Kenya’s Mary Keitany will make an attempt to break Paula Radcliffe’s world record at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. Just as Radcliffe did when she set the world record at the 2003 London Marathon, Keitany will be running with male pacemakers in her bid to run inside the Briton’s iconic mark of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
 
The 36-year-old Keny


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BOLT TO STRIKE AT RUIMSIG STADIUM

24 January 2018

Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt will be track side to inspire athletes when this year’s second PUMA School of Speed takes place at Ruimsig Stadium on Monday 29 January 2018.
 
Bolt is the Principal of the PUMA School of Speed, a national series of 5 track meets for high school teens hosted by PUMA and Stillwater Sports, together with sponsor Spur Steak Ranches. Endorsed by athletics fede


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