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RUNNING FOR MONEY

by Craig Fry - 29 September 2017

Ever wondered what the best runners in the world earn moneywise from running, and whether running really is a lucrative career for the top dogs? In his weekly column for Run24, Craig Fry, IAAF Authorised Athlete Representative, shares his thoughts on running for money.
 
Being involved in the professional side of athletics is completely different to that of the social runner. And not because th


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SHARING THE LOVE OF RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 27 September 2017

It’s easy to assume that staff at the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) just all loves running and are all as fit as fiddles. After all, they live and breathe one of the most iconic running races associated with dedication, determination and discipline. But think again. For Thami Vilakazi, Marketing Manager at the CMA, running only became part of his life at a very late stage, after he was partly forced t

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WORLD RECORD OR NO RECORD, NO ONE CARED

24 September 2017

The marathon world record might not have been broken, but no one cared, because the Berlin Marathon was nothing short of some of the most spectacular running ever seen.

Not only did Eliud Kipchoge refuse to be overcome by weathe

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BATTLE OF THE BEST IN BERLIN

22 September 2017

The marathon world record might well be shattered on Sunday with Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge setting his sights on a record pace in Berlin.

Sunday’s 44th Edition of the Berlin Marathon promises some of the most exhilarating running we’ve yet seen as three of the world’s best marathoners will battle it out on the fast and flat streets of Berlin. No less than six maratho


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THE HEALING POWER OF RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 September 2017

She finished 3rd South African and 13th female at this year’s Cape Town Marathon and has a running pedigree of note. But what is even more remarkable about Ntombesintu Mfunzi is how she has used running to deal with major emotional trauma in her life.

Ntombesintu’s story is a story like no other; after being raped on her way to a running race, she got up the very n


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NEGEWU DEFENDS CAPE TOWN MARATHON TITLE

17 September 2017

Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions.
 
Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, race favourite Laban Mutai, Duncan Maiyo and South Africa’s Xolisa Tyali, Negewu went t


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TRAIL WINNERS SET PACE FOR RECORD-BREAKING WEEKEND

16 September 2017

The SANLAM Peace Trail Run in Cape Town this morning kicked off an exhilarating weekend of running. The 22km and 12km trail runs form part of a weekend of running through Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Mother City. Awarded IAAF Gold Label status earlier this year, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will take centre stage tomorrow.
 
Men’s 22km Trail Run
Lesotho’s Tebogo No


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WORLD CLASS FIELD

15 September 2017

Asefa Negewo made history in 2016 when he won the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in the fastest time ever recorded on South African soil, crossing the line in 2:08.41. The Ethiopian is back to defend his title, but will be facing some incredibly tough opposition.
 
The elite men and women’s fields were introduced to the media this morning, and what a field! Five athletes have dipped 2:10 and t


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STAGE IS SET FOR WORLD CLASS RUNNING ON SOUTH AFRICAN SOIL

by Michelle Carnegie - 14 September 2017

South African elite marathoner Irvette van Zyl is hoping to finish in the top three women at this year’s highly competitive Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (SCTM), one of only a few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.
 
Van Zyl will be amongst some of the world’s best lining up on Sunday morning in Cape Town, where the stage has been set for some spectacular running.


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THIS IS WHAT DETERMINATION LOOKS LIKE

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 September 2017

The day he had to bail out of a corporate race due to a serious health scare was a turning point in the life of Tapiwanashe Zhou. Not only did he feel embarrassed in front of his colleagues and company MD, but he realised in what bad shape he was, having run only 1km before experiencing serious health problems.
 
At that stage Tapiwa (as his friends call him) weighed 107kg, and though this race


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