She’s a South African sporting great, Olympic medallist and probably one of the nicest sporting celebrities you will ever come across. Elana Van Zyl Meyer is also the driving force behind developing the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon into not only a world class event, but also into a major marathon, joining the likes of London, Berlin, New York, Boston, Chicago and Tokyo.
Starting at FNB Bank City (Johannesburg) and finishing at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day) runners taking part in the 4thannual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN will be seen vying for their share in an impressive R250 000 prize purse.
“The FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is a ‘proudly South African, proudly Joburg’ must do mass par
Eliud Kipchoge's coach and friend, Patrick Sang, believes Kipchoge has the strength of mind to run a marathon in under two hours. In this article courtesy INEOS159 Challenge Sang reflects on his relationship with Kipchoge from the first time they met when Kipchoge was 16 through to today, still coaching and mentoring the world’s greatest marathon runner.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” – Mother Teresa
Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Chairperson, Cheryl Winn has issued a huge vote of thanks to all Comrades Marathon runners, supporters, sponso
Thabang Madiba somehow found his way into the world of trail running, and in the last few years has become everyone’s favourite in the South African trail scene. He lives in Ga-Rankuwa township, without a mountain in sight… or a physio, chiro or dietician for that matter. But through hard work, dedication and passion, he has won the South African Trail Running Championships multiple times and w
“I am overjoyed and so grateful; this new Toyota Corolla Quest came at a time when I really needed a new car after experiencing problems with my current vehicle.”
64-year old Mohammed Akoojee says the reality of winning such a substantial prize just three weeks ago is still sinking in, after he was declared the winner of the Comrades Toyota Win-A-Car competition; and received the
The oldest surviving Comrades Marathon winner has passed away at the age of 87. Jackie Mekler was not just a runner and a winner, he was the last of the Comrades Great 5-time Winners who completed The Ultimate Human Race 12 times.
Jackie ran his first Comrades Marathon in 1952 finishing in 7th position. He won his first Comrades Marathon in 1958 and went on to claim further vi
Just under a year ago Robin Lary had only been running on and off, in fact, nothing further than a parkrun. Fast forward to June 2019, and he has just completed his first Comrades Marathon. This is his story of how he went from parkrunner to Comrades Marathon finisher.
Just under a year ago, I had been running on and off for a few months trying my best at this fitness thing. My goal at the time was to run a parkrun as fast as possible, and as my times started getting quicker, my c
The historic city of Vienna, Austria, will host Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break the last great barrier in modern athletics, the sub two-hour marathon, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.
After an extensive worldwide assessment process, The Prater - the famous Viennese park - has been chosen by the INEOS 1:59 Challenge as the venue that will give Kipchoge (KEN) the optimum conditions to write himse
Namibian Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) set the Durban SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge alight on Sunday morning, winning in a record time of 30 minutes 58 seconds.
This was the fastest time on South African soil and Johannes broke her Namibian National record for the third time in a row. It was also a course record, beating the time of 31.18 set by Colleen de Reuck in 2000.