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THIS IS PROOF THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

16 September 2018

Eliud Kopchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a mind-blowing time of 2:01:39 in Berlin. The 33-year-old Kenyan took nearly a minute and 20 seconds off the old record, which was set by fellow countryman Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014.. Kimetto then clocked 2:02:57.

Kipchoge leaped into the arms of his couch, Patrick Sang, who waited at the finish line. "It was really hard. I wa


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VAN ZYL DEBUTS AT FNB JOBURG 10K CITYRUN

13 September 2018

Making her event debut the indomitable Irvette van Zyl is ready to give defending champion, Glenrose Xaba a go at the 3rd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.
 
A mere three months after giving birth to her second child, van Zyl is excited to make her FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on debut on Monday, 24 September, and feels positive about her chances of winning.    
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WATCH OUT FOR THE GALLOPING GRANNY AT THE SPAR JOBURG CHALLENGE

12 September 2018

If you are running in the SPAR Women’s Joburg 10km Challenge at Marks Park on Sunday October 7, keep your eyes open for a small woman with fluffy white hair. You will probably see her from the back, because despite being 87 years old, she runs pretty fast.
 
She is Deirdre Larkin, who took up running at the ripe old age of 78 and now holds the world record for the half marathon in her age


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SA 100KM TEAM BAGS THREE MEDALS AT WORLD CHAMPS

09 September 2018

Team South Africa certainly flew the flag high at the IAU 100km World Champs in Croatia by bagging three medals; both the men's and women's teams secured silver medals in the team competition while three-times Comrades champ Bongmusa Mthembu lead the onslaught by finishing 3rd overall in the men’s individual race.

Mthembu, who led the race with a little more than 10km remai


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AT LAST: A SPORTS BRAND THAT DOES NOT EXCLUDE ANYONE

08 September 2018

The founder of parkrun Paul Sinton-Hewitt is an extraordinary man. Not only was he responsible for starting the now worldwide phenomenon called parkrun, but he is known for going about everything he does in a very ethical way. His newest venture is the launching of a sports clothing brand that does not exclude anyone. And more astonishingly, with all of the profit going to parkrun. Read his thoughts on this below

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SA 100KM TEAM READY TO TAKE ON IAU 100KM WORLD CHAMPS

07 September 2018

South Africa’s nine-member ultra-distance team is raring to take on tomorrow’s IAU 100km World Championships in Sveti, Croatia.
 
The team of runners, who departed for Croatia on Tuesday night, is loaded with some serious running talent. The men's team, consisting of five athletes, will be led by three-time Comrades Marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu - who secured the silver medal


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RENÉ KALMER TOP LIFETIME PERFORMER AT SPAR WOMEN'S RACES

06 September 2018

René Kalmer has been running in SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge races for more than half her life. In fact, she notched up her first win at the tender age of 14, and since then has also been winning Challenge races for many years.
 
Kalmer has won more SPAR races than anyone else. She has also won the SPAR Grand Prix three times – in 2007, 2009 and 2012, and finished in the top 1


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON ENTRY OPENING ANNOUNCED

05 September 2018

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon will be opening on Friday, 19 October 2018.
 
CMA Marketing Manager, Thami Vilakazi says, “We are well aware that many Comrades Marathon runners are focused on getting their entry into next year’s race and we are pleased to announce the opening date for entries for the 2019 event.&rdquo


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TWO OCEANS MARATHON CELEBRATES MILESTONE YEAR IN 2019

03 September 2018

The Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) NPC is preparing for one of their biggest milestones as the world’s most beautiful marathon approaches its 50th anniversary in 2019.
 
The organisation has been working closely with various role players and partners over the past 3 years, to ensure that the 50th staging of the event delivers an exceptional experience for runners, spectat


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STEYN STORMS TO ANOTHER PB AHEAD OF THE NYCM

03 September 2018

Comrades gold medallist Gerda Steyn is gearing up a notch ahead of the 2018 New York City Marathon after storming to a new 10km PB at the Tees Pride 10km in the UK town of Middlesbrough.
 
“Yay, new 10km PB today: 33:58. Thank goodness for those 2 seconds. Super happy to see some speed improvement! Can’t wait for the next challenge,” said Steyn, who was prompted by her coach N


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