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SOME INTERESTING FACTS ON ELIUD KIPCHOGE'S HISTORIC SUB2 MARATHON

15 October 2019

Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner of all time, made history on Saturday 12thOctober when he became the first person in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon in the remarkable time of 1:59:40.2.

Kipchoge’s incredible achievement emphatically proved his own mantra that No Human is Limited and places him alongside other sporting greats such as Sir Roger Bannister – w


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CHEPKIRUI SMASHES ALL COMERS RECORD AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

13 October 2019

She came, she saw and she conquered in emphatic fashion! The fastest women in the world in 2019, Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui, lived up to her billing as race favourite for the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday 13 October 2019, when she took 4 seconds off the South African All Comers record to win in 30:55.
 
Chepkirui was bullish and confident on the start line making it clear that s


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ELIUD KIPCHOGE CREATES HISTORY

12 October 2019

With metronomic precision Eliud Kipchoge raced into history today on the Hautallee in Vienna by becoming the first man to achieve the barrier-breaking sub-two-hour marathon as part of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.
 
The greatest marathon runner of all time Eliud achieved a jaw-dropping time of 1:59:40.2 to secure his moon-landing moment.
 
He was supported by a world-class team i


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START TIME SET FOR ELIUD KIPCHOGE'S SUB 2 HOUR MARATHON ATTEMPT

11 October 2019

Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to make history and become the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours will start at 8:15 (SA time) tomorrow (Saturday, 12 October).
 
The event will be broadcast worldwide live on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube page. It is a free event to attend and Kipchoge and his team arew keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer Kipchoge on


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FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN MAKES WAVES ON INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT

11 October 2019

In the space of three very short years, the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN has gone from an event that has attracted some of the world’s best, to a race that now has IAAF Bronze Label status and can arguably boast the best ever women’s field assembled at a road race in South Africa (come Sunday 13 October 2019).
 
The event has seen the men’s SA all-comers record being broken twic


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ELIUD KIPCHOGE READY TO MAKE HISTORY AND CREATE "MOON LANDING" MOMENT

10 October 2019

Eliud Kipchoge believes he is ready to make history and create his “moon-landing” moment in his quest to run an historic first sub-two-hour marathon at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna on Saturday.

The Kenyan marathon great, who has won 11 out 12 marathons and is also the reigning Olympic marathon champion, arrived in the Austrian capital city on Tuesday following a night flight from


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FINDING 2 SECONDS ... TO MAKE A RUNNING DREAM COME TRUE

07 October 2019

He has missed his long-time running goal of cracking an elusive sub 2:30 marathon by 2 seconds … yip … blink, and two seconds are gone. That’s how close South African Nick Bester came to cross the finish line in a sub 2:30 time at the London Marathon in April this year. For the past six months those two seconds have been haunting Nick, Private Banker at Investec in the UK. So, when this talent

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JOHANNES SMASHES IT IN SPAR 10KM CHALLENGE

06 October 2019

Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) put on another stellar performance on Sunday to win the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Joburg at Marks Park Sports Club in the record time of 33.16 minutes.
 
It was her sixth consecutive record-breaking win in the SPAR Grand Prix series and came just over a week after she won the bronze medal in the women’s marathon at the World Athletics


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JOHANNES LIKELY TO WRAP UP SPAR GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY

03 October 2019

The SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix reaches its climax this weekend with the running of the Joburg SPAR Challenge at Marks Parks Park on Sunday.
 
Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) has the Grand Prix title more or less in the bag, after winning the five previous races, all in record time.  She has a total of 150 points, having earned bonus points in all five races.


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DARE TO DREAM

03 October 2019

Comrades Marathon runners have been given a license to dream. With the just unveiled #Comrades2020 campaign slogan, ‘Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream’, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has dared all aspirant participants in next year’s Ultimate Human Race to dream. 
 
The inspiring campaign theme of the 95th Comrades Marathon was unveiled at a lau


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