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
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
Some runners love to run barefoot. Take for instance the legendary Zola Budd who became known as the barefoot runner when she shot to fame in the early 80’s. In fact, when she received a running shoe sponsorship, the catch line was “Brookes or nothing.” Another runner who prefers to run barefoot is former SPAR Grand Prix winner Lebo Phalula, who like many other top runners still prefer to r
At the age of 70 she was told that she had heart failure, and to overcome something so huge Durban resident Hester Bekker started running. It is now 13 years later and 83-year-old Bekker has not looked back. In fact she has just taken part in her 8th Totalsports Women’s Race, an event which has become part of her lifestyle.
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
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
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
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
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