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BATTLE FOR SPAR WOMEN'S 10KM TITLE STILL WIDE OPEN

03 May 2018

The SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series moves to Port Elizabeth this weekend, with some phenomenal running expected from South Africa’s leading female runners.
 
The race will be run from Pollok Beach in Summerstrand at seven o’clock on Saturday morning.
 
Last year’s SPAR Grand Prix winner, Kesa Molotsane, who dominated the 2017 Challenge Series, got h


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BALLOT FOR 2019 LONDON MARATHON OPEN

30 April 2018

The public ballot entry system for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon opens to all applicants today (Monday 30 April) and closes at 17.00 BST on Friday 4 May. The ballot will be open for five days to give everyone who would like to enter the event a fair chance to do so.
 
A world record total of 386,050 people applied in the 2018 ballot and high demand is again anticipated for the 2019 race


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UNEXPECTED RECORD FOR COMRADES CHAMP

by Michelle Carnegie - 27 April 2018

When 2016 Comrades champion Charné Bosman recently crossed the finish line of the Loskop 50km as the overall women’s winner, it was an impressive victory. But what few people know is that in doing so she also clocked the fastest 50km time ever by a South African Veteran.
 
Her speedy time of 3:21:50 is a clear example that at the age of 42 there is no stopping this Nedbank Running


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NEARLY R2.5-MILLION RAISED FOR COMRADES CHARITIES

25 April 2018

Comrades Marathon charitable fundraising is sitting at nearly twice the amount it was at this time last year. Nearly R2.5-million rand has been raised by the six Comrades Marathon Official Charities and their Race4Charity runners.
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that a total of R2,455,247.12 has been received through various fundraising initiatives. At this stage last ye


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THIS TREBLE TOPS EVERYTHING: KING KIPCHOGE

23 April 2018

Eliud Kipchoge described his third Virgin Money London Marathon victory on Sunday as the greatest achievement of his glittering career as he looked back on a day when he was crowned king of the roads and sealed a third Abbott World Marathon Majors title.
 
Kipchoge’s majestic performance at the head of one of the greatest elite fields in men’s marathon history was his ninth consecut


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RECORD FINISH AS LARGEST LONDON MARATHON DISPLAYS ITS SPIRIT

23 April 2018

For the first time, more than 40,000 runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon after record numbers left the Start Line yesterday morning, making the 38th edition of the race the biggest in its history.
 
By 19:00 last night, 40,255 had conquered the hottest Race Day on record to cross the Finish Line in The Mall and pick up their hard-earned medals and souvenir finishers’ T-shir


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RECORD NUMBERS TO RUN TODAY'S LONDON MARATHON

21 April 2018

Record numbers are expected to start the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon this morning, after more than 41,000 registered for the race over the last four days.
 
When registration desks at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London closed at 17:00 yesterday, a total of 41,469 ac


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FROM AMPUTEE TO MARATHON RUNNER

20 April 2018

When Brian Reynolds was growing up in Boston, wearing prosthetic legs and watching his hometown marathon from the side of the road, he could hardly have imagined he’d ever become a marathon runner himself, let alone a world record breaker.

At four, Reynolds had both his legs amputated below the knee due to complications after a bout of meningitis. Yet in October last year, 25 years after


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RUNNER AIMS TO COMPLETE MARATHON NUMBER 820

20 April 2018

For the majority of those running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Not for Steve Edwards, from Gloucestershire, who will complete his 23rd London Marathon, number 820 in his quest to set a new world record for running 1,000 official marathons in the fastest average finish time, sub 3hr 30.
 
Steve’s running career began in 1981 whe


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2018 LONDON MARATHON PROMISES TO BE BEST EVER

20 April 2018

With record entries, some of the best elite fields ever assembled and Her Majesty The Queen due to start the mass event from Windsor Castle, Sunday’s 2018 London Marathon promises to be the best edition ever.
 
Event organizers have vowed to make the 2018 edition the best ever as it prepares to welcome “athletics royalty” to its elite races and real Royalty to its unique start


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