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NOBLE DEEDS CELEBRATED

09 October 2017

2017 Comrades Marathon Champions, Bongmusa Mthembu and Camille Herron will be presented with the revered Comrades Marathon Winners Jackets at this Friday’s Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards.
 
Bongmusa is the first South African to win both the Comrades Marathon Down Run and Up Run since 1987 while Camille is the first American to win the Comrades since 1997.
 
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'IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE'

by Derick Marcisz - 09 October 2017

Hills, hills, hills. Ask any consistent runner and they will tell you they might not like them, but they include hill training in their weekly training program. And it makes sense; to run up a hill surely you must train your body to do so. But who ever gives much thought to training how to run down a hill? After all, isn’t it easy to run downhill? It might be, but if you don’t do it with proper techni

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VAN ZYL WINS SPAR RACE BUT MOLOTSANE IS NEW SPAR GRAND PRIX CHAMP

08 October 2017

Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) led from start to finish to win the Joburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at Marks Park in Emmarentia on a cool and overcast Sunday morning. Van Zyl finished 35.08 minutes, beating Kesa Moletsane (KPMG) by 19 seconds. Nolene Conrad (KPMG) was third in 36.39.
 
Molotsane’s second place was good enough to secure her victory in the 2017 SPAR Grand Prix. The defen


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CHEPTEGEI DESTROYS SA ALL-COMERS RECORD AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

08 October 2017

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei was touted as the race favourite at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K  CITYSURFRUN – and the 21-year-old World Championship 10 000m silver medallist delivered, when he smashed the South African All-Comers Record of 27:55 set by Richard Limo in Port Elizabeth in 2004. Cheptegei crossed the line in 27:28 for the fourth fastest time in the world this year, as well as a Ugandan N

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FIREWORKS EXPECTED AT INAUGURAL FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

06 October 2017

Sunday will see history in the making when an attempt on the fastest time in the world over 10km for 2017 is made at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. To ensure that this objective is achieved, and possibly a South African record, a stellar field that has never before been seen in South Africa has been assembled.

Spearheading the men’s line up is World Championship 10 000m silver medallist


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KEEP SPREADING THE MESSAGE

by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (parkrun founder) - 05 October 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our 13th birthday this weekend, it’s hard not to reflect on how far we have come in such a short space of time. 13 runners and a handful of volunteers at our first event have grown into a global community of more than 2.5 million participants. And while the numbers are impressive, it’s the friendships, the life-changing stories and the positivity that I have always seen as t

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NEW TECHNICAL AND APPAREL PARTNER TO COMRADES

04 October 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced a new technical and apparel partner to The Ultimate Human Race. CMA General Manager, Chris Fisher said, “The CMA has a long history of partnering with international sporting brands that have shared the ethos and spirit of the Comrades Marathon. We take great pride in welcoming Mizuno as our new technical and apparel partner to the Comrades Marathon for t

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BREAD: GOOD OR BAD?

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 04 October 2017

Bread always seems to be the first thing most people throw out the kitchen when they decide to lose weight. But is bread really so ‘bad’? Chanelle Retief, registered dietician, shares her thoughts on this debatable issue.
The question whether or not bread is good is always difficult to answer, due to variability between individuals. People are different, some individuals want to lose weight, so


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CHEERS TO A NEW PARTNERSHIP

03 October 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with one of South Africa’s leading wineries in a bid to offer a range of wines, specifically for the Comrades Marathon enthusiast.
 
Neil Ellis Wines, which was founded more than four decades ago and based in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, is lauded as one of the country’s finest winemakers. Their superb range of wines is back


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SPORTS NUTRITION MADE REAL

by Michelle Carnegie - 02 October 2017

Most of us have realized by now that what we eat during endurance events determine the quality of our sporting performance. But finding the right sports nutrition to take in on especially those longer runs is often a struggle, and most definitely a personal journey for most of us. What works for the one, is not necessarily another runner’s cup of tea. It does however seem the one thing most runners have in

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