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CALL FOR OLD MUTUAL SPIRIT OF COMRADES NOMINATIONS

25 July 2018

There is less than one week left for Comrades Marathon runners, supporters and the public at large to get their nominations in for the upcoming Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards.
 
The final date for submissions is next Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Among the nominations received thus far are some profound stories, which exemplify the spirit of the Comrades Marathon.
 
CMA Chairp


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COMRADES GOLD MEDALLIST RAN 900KM IN DAYS LEADING UP TO RACE

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 July 2018

Ask any Comrades Marathon runner; it’s a gruelling race, no matter who you are. Running 90km over some of the biggest hills South Africa has to offer is no easy feat. Now imagine running 900km in the days leading up to Comrades, and then immediately after, you line up to tackle the actual Ultimate Human Race. Well, that’s exactly what Carla Molinaro did. But what makes her story even more incredible i

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PARKRUN FOUNDER AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE

17 July 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Sport by Solent University in the UK.
 
“I’m absolutely delighted to be receiving this award. It’s such an honour to be part of the University and to be recognised in this way; and to share this with all our volunteers across the country – it’s their hard work that make it possible for me to be here.&rd


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BROTHERS IN ARMS

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 July 2018

Four brothers, one dream: to finish the 2018 Comrades Marathon together. Quite a task, especially keeping in mind that firstly, not too many people can lay claim to have finished the gruelling 90km between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. And secondly, even less can lay claim to have tackled this enormous task with not just one, but with four siblings! And of course, as most Comrades runners know, the chances of cros

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Comrades Toyota Win-a-Car Winner Announced

03 July 2018

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the winner of the 2018 Comrades Toyota Win-a-Car competition. The lucky winner of the brand spanking new Toyota Corolla Quest is Amos Sebea. Sebea says, ‘I am grateful to Toyota and the Comrades Marathon. I could not have wished for a better prize. My family is just so excited that we have a brand new car.’ The exciting handover of the Toyota

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IRVETTE VAN ZYL: PREGNANCY, MOTHERHOOD & RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 02 July 2018

Four days before her second son was born Olympic marathoner and SA’s running sweetheart still managed a 46-minute 10km run. No wonder Irvette van Zyl not only looks fantastic barely a month after the birth of her son, but she is already back in training with some exciting running goals in the near future.
 
Nedbank Running Club’s Van Zyl and Olympian hurdler husband LJ, welcomed lit


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TOTALSPORTS WOMEN'S RACE ANNOUNCES PRIZE PURSE

26 June 2018

The 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) boasts a combined prize purse of R123 600.
 
An annual Women’s Day celebration, the Totalsports Women’s Race encourages athletes to ‘Run United’ in three major cities in support of PinkDrive.
 
“The Totalsports Women’s Race invites women to celebrate life and


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STAND BY ME

by Michelle Carnegie - 24 June 2018

It’s a fact: behind every good athlete stands a good coach. And this is no exception when it comes to 2018 Comrades Winner Ann Ashworth, and the pro men from Team Entsika, who not only won three gold medals at this year’s Comrades Marathon, but also won the overall men’s team prize.
 
In fact, it’s not just a good coach behind these athletes, but rather an exceptional on


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FROM 100KG COUCH POTATO TO 3RD PLACE FINISHER AT COMRADES

by Carl Peters - 22 June 2018

When British runner and Nedbank Running Club (NRC) athlete Steve Way crossed the finish line of this year’s Comrades Marathon in third place, many spectators saw him as another exceptional elite athlete with superb genes. There’s no denying that. But what very few people know about this 43-year-old runner is that not too long ago he weighed over 100kg and smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day. And he d

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LAST KNYSNA ENTRIES UP FOR SALE

18 June 2018

Did you miss your chance at entering the Knysna Half or Full Marathon? Then here is some good news: the last 500 Half Marathon and 150 Full Marathon entries have been released by the Knysna Marathon Club and are on sale now.
 
The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, taking place this year between Friday, 29 June and Sunday, 8 July, has long been an annual pilgrimage for marathon runners and road


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