Athletics as a whole has improved tremendously in South Africa, with especially Track & Field athletes showing great results with Olympic medals and World Records, to name but a few accomplishment in the last couple of months. Recently the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon became the first road race in Africa to achieve IAAF Gold Label Status. But it seems when it comes to sponsorships, Athletics is still the stepsis
Gunning for that fast marathon? Then maybe it’s time you start practicing even pace or even effort whilst training.
In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen elite runners record fast times at two big races locally and internationally, the Cape Town Marathon and the Berlin Marathon. I’ve been reflecting on the fast times run at these two events, and what everyday runners can be
Ever wondered what the best runners in the world earn moneywise from running, and whether running really is a lucrative career for the top dogs? In his weekly column for Run24, Craig Fry, IAAF Authorised Athlete Representative, shares his thoughts on running for money.
Being involved in the professional side of athletics is completely different to that of the social runner. And not because th
It’s easy to assume that staff at the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) just all loves running and are all as fit as fiddles. After all, they live and breathe one of the most iconic running races associated with dedication, determination and discipline. But think again. For Thami Vilakazi, Marketing Manager at the CMA, running only became part of his life at a very late stage, after he was partly forced t
We all have something special that keeps us going when times get tough while running. For some it is a special mantra, for others it is a message on a bracelet and some even wear a necklace with meaningful charms. Whatever it is, we all have this in common: those inspirational words often help us soldier on, and can even mean the difference between giving up or finishing what we started.
It’s a common sight after many a running race; runners socialising with an ice-cold beer in the hand discussing every detail of the race they’ve just run. In fact, many a times the ice cold beer waiting at the club tent is exactly what keeps runners pushing through the last couple of kilometres of a marathon. But how good or bad is the consumption of alcohol directly after running? Dietician Chanelle
The marathon world record might well be shattered on Sunday with Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge setting his sights on a record pace in Berlin.
Sunday’s 44th Edition of the Berlin Marathon promises some of the most exhilarating running we’ve yet seen as three of the world’s best marathoners will battle it out on the fast and flat streets of Berlin. No less than six maratho