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FOREIGN RUNNERS DOMINATE SPAR GRAND PRIX

29 May 2019

The 2019 SPAR Grand Prix appears to be destined to be won by a foreign runner for the first time in its history.
 
Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes has made a solid start in her quest for Grand Prix glory, winning the first two SPAR Women’s 10km races, in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, in record time.She has accumulated 60 points, having earned 10 bonus points in both races.
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COMRADES MEDICAL, EMERGENCY SERVICES & FIRST AID

27 May 2019

“The Comrades Medical Facility has been described as the single largest temporary medical facility outside of a conflict zone anywhere in the world.”
– Dr Jeremy Boulter, Comrades Marathon Medical Convenor
 
With 12 days to race day, a comprehensive medical plan to ensure the safety and well-being of Comrades Marathon athletes is in place for Sunday, 9 June, wh


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON PRIZE MONEY

26 May 2019

If the winner in either the Men’s or Women’s races in this year’s Comrades Marathon breaks the Up Run Best Times of Leonid Shvetsov (2008 – 5:24:49) or Elena Nurgalieva (2006 – 6:09:24) respectively, he or she will take home a minimum of R1-million in Comrades prize money, comprised of a first prize of R500,000 plus a R500,000 incentive for breaking the Best Time; in addition to priz

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HOST OF STARS AT THE 2019 VITALITY WEEKEND

24 May 2019

Celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment will be in attendance at the 2019 Vitality Weekend running festival in London: the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday 26 May and the Vitality London 10,000 on Monday 27 May. 
On the Sunday, sporting legend Sir Mo Farah will be at the start line to cheer runners on throughout the morning. Those who have entered the family events may be lucky enoug


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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON SET TO RAISE R3 MILLION

23 May 2019

Cape Town’s beautiful springtime marathon, which for the last three years has retained IAAF Gold Label status, is this year aiming to raise in excess of R3 million for the 50+ charities associated with it. This is a 50% increase in charitable earnings from last year’s event, which was awarded Participation Event of the Year at the annual Sports Industry Awards. 
 
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NEVER TOO OLD TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS

by Michelle Carnegie - 23 May 2019

A 58-year-old ‘granny’ who only started running just over two years ago, crossed the finish line of the recent Virgin Money London Marathon in a speedy time of 3:28, and is now well on her way to achieving the coveted Six Star medal awarded to runners who complete all six World Marathon Majors.
 
If all goes well, by next year this time Karen Brough, a member of the Murray & Rob


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FAST PACE EXPECTED IN CAPE TOWN SPAR WOMEN'S 10KM CHALLENGE

21 May 2019

SPAR Grand Prix coordinator Ian Laxton has predicted a There will be a very strong field of runners in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday.
 
Since the SPAR Grand Prix was opened to international as well as South African runners, a number of African runners have started competing in the SPAR 10km Challenge series, which is run at six cities ar


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FIRST WORLD RECORD FOR 2020 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

21 May 2019

The Virgin Money London Marathon, the most popular marathon on the planet, set a new world record for a third successive year as an incredible 457,861 applicants registered for a ballot place in the 2020 event, which will be the 40th edition of the race. 

The new world record total represents an increase of 10.5 per cent on last year's previous world record of 414,168 applicants


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#COMRADES2019 GREEN NUMBER RUNNERS

20 May 2019

In 19 days, more than 500 athletes from South Africa and around the world will aspire to be inducted into the Comrades Marathon Green Number Club. Since 1921, a total of 12,839 runners have completed the epic ultramarathon more than ten times each, thus earning their place on the coveted Comrades Green Number Roll of Honour.
 
Traditionally runners retain their race numbers from year to year, w


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RECORDS SMASHED AT FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

20 May 2019

Morris Gachaga took line honours for the third consecutive time when he won the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Cape Town on Sunday 19 May. 
 
In cool and near perfect conditions some 14 300 runners set off at 09h00 from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to take on the 12km to Cape Town.
 
With arguably the strongest field ever assembled the race was either going to turn in


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