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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 April 2018

He had no running shoes, no running kit and no running experience, just a love for the sport of running that drove him to run loops in the area where he works as a gardener. Then something incredible happened. A few good-hearted Samaritans, who recognised his incredible talent, helped him on his way. The rest reads like a fairy-tale. Bright Mikolongwe recently won one of Gauteng North’s biggest half maratho

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LONDON MARATHON EXPO OPENS TODAY

17 April 2018

Spirit of London award winners Matt Rees and David Wyeth will open the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London this morning at 11:00, where thousands of runners will register over the following four days for this Sunday’s 38th edition of the race.
 
The pair caught the imagination of the watching world 12 months ago when Swansea Harrier Matt stopped on The Mall to help Davi


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DID YOU SEE HER IN VALENCIA? NOW SEE HER IN VIENNA!

16 April 2018

South African athlete Nolene Conrad, who recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status, will be representing South Africa at this Sunday’s Vienna Marathon.
 
Running in the colours of South Africa Nolene recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status by coming 25th in the world half marathon championships in Valencia in March. She finished in a time of 1:11:44, becoming one of the countries four Gol


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AFRICANX ROUTES SET TO SHINE FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY

16 April 2018

Celebrating its 10th anniversary at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat trail runners to an exhilarating trail running experience.
 
Founded in 2009, the AfricanX Trailrun was hosted in the quant coastal town of Kleinmond for four years. In 2013 the event moved t


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SPIRIT OF LONDON AWARD WINNERS

15 April 2018

The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon celebrates the unique spirit of the world’s greatest marathon, showcasing the extraordinary stories of its runners, champions, volunteers and supporters through the Spirit of London campaign.
 
On Race Day last year, millions of people around the world were moved by the sight of Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees helping David Wyeth down The Mall to the Fin


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DOUBLE JOY

by Michelle Carnegie - 12 April 2018

Crossing the finish line of the Two Oceans Half Marathon at the age of 83 is a fabulous achievement, but even more special when your 57-year-old daughter is by your side, sharing in your passion for running.
 
Caspar Greeff, who has run 38 Comrades Marathons and 26 Two Oceans Ultra’s, recently had a dream come true when his daughter, Karen Brough, joined him at this year’s Two Ocean


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THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THAT FEELING OF A PB!

by Shandene Van der Walt - 10 April 2018

Are you doubting your ability to ever run that elusive Marathon Personal Best you’ve been after for years? Then read this inspiring story of Shandene van der Walt, who has not only lost more than 35kg, but has also just clocked a Marathon PB.

When I first started running, back in 2013, never did I once think a few years later I would be writing about my running goals and achievements. What st


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RTIA SPONSORS COMRADES LEAD BICYCLES

10 April 2018

Six top cyclists from KwaZulu-Natal Cycling will lead the Top Three Men and Women at this year’s Comrades Marathon. With just two months to go to the 93rd edition of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Organising Committee is pulling out all the stops to ensure a phenomenal race day, come Sunday, 10 June 2018.
 
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COMRADES SUBSTITUTION PROCESS RUNNING SMOOTHLY

06 April 2018

With 1007 athletes having officially withdrawn from the 2018 Comrades Marathon, the gauntlet has been thrown down for runners who have not yet entered to take their spot on the start line, come Sunday, 10 June 2018.
 
With 64 days to go to The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that 635 successful Substitution applications have been processed since openin


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YOUNGEST & OLDEST RUNNERS AT LONDON MARATHON

06 April 2018

Three teenagers will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon on their 18th birthday this year, making history by becoming the first millennials to take part in the historic event. At the other end of the age spectrum is this year’s oldest runner who at the age of 87 will be participating in his 33rd London Marathon.
 
Oldest Male Runner
John Starbrook &nda


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