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ADVICE FROM A COMRADES LEGEND

by Michelle Carnegie - 24 August 2017

Are you thinking of entering the Comrades Marathon when entries open in less than a week from now? Then take some advice from one of the Comrades Marathon’s most experienced runners, Louis Massyn, who has run this iconic race 45 times consecutively.
 
On Comrades race day this year Louis received more than 600 WhatsApp messages of well wishes. And that does not include all the Facebook me


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MOLOTSANE CLINCHES SPAR GRAND PRIX WITH ONE RACE TO GO

22 August 2017

Kesa Molotsane jumped through hoops to be able to take part in the Pietermaritzburg leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge and her efforts proved worthwhile – Molotsane is almost certain to win the 2017 SPAR Grand Prix title and the prize of R173 000.
 
Molotsane won the Pietermaritzburg race on Sunday after a tense battle with Rutendo Nyahora and last year’s Grand Prix winner


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TOUGH COMEBACK FOR COMRADES CHAMP

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 August 2017

After being injured for months and heartbreakingly pulling out of this year’s Comrades Marathon, 2016 Comrades champion Caroline Wöstmann is slowly working her way back to the top. But it’s been a tough process in which she had to learn a whole lot of patience. Caroline chatted to Run 24 about how life has changed over the last couple of months.
 
She is one of the most well lo


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MOLOTSANE WINS HER THIRD SPAR WOMEN'S CHALLENGE

20 August 2017

Kesa Molotsane (KPMG) virtually clinched the SPAR Grand Prix with a stunning win in the Pietermaritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge on Sunday. She finished in 34.21 minutes. Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) was second in 34.44 and Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) was third in 34.37.
 
This is the first time the Pietermaritzburg SPAR race has formed part of the Grand Prix series, so the route was unkno


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PAYING IT FORWARD

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 August 2017

He grew up without even the bare necessities, both his parents were unemployed and the family lived in a shack. The only two things he had going for himself was his running talent, and coaches who cared enough to nurture this talent. Today Siyaya Khoza, coach at the Nedbank Soweto Development Club, is giving back in a way he knows best – by helping other young runners fulfill their athletic dreams.
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HOW ONE WOMAN LOST A WHOPPING 120KG

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 August 2017

She has lost an astonishing 120kg, roughly the body weight of two average women, and in the process she has gone from complete couch potato to roadrunner. Marianda Geel is one of the most inspirational women you will ever meet, and she has now set her sights on completing the Comrades Marathon.
 
Looking at photographs of a smiling Marianda Geel it’s obvious; she does not only look fabulo


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CAPE TOWN MARATHON: ELITE FIELD ANNOUNCED

16 August 2017

Cape Town is set for a spectacular show of running when some of the world’s best line up at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on September 17th.
 
With the announcement of the elite women’s and men's field for the marathon, running enthusiasts can expect to see some super fast running times from the elites. The marathon’s IAAF Gold Label status has seen the elite fi


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THE PAIN IS ALL THE SAME

by Michelle Carnegie - 04 August 2017

We look at them in awe: the front pack of elite runners gliding along. Do they even feel any discomfort? Do they ‘suffer’ as much as the ‘average runner?’ Oh yes, says the 2016 Comrades winner Charné Bosman. So much so that during this year’s Comrades Marathon she was ready to throw the towel in at only 20km into the grueling 87km race.

When South Africa’s


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UNSTOPPABLE

04 August 2017

Anybody who knows will tell you: training for one event such as Ironman is grueling, to put it politely. It takes a huge amount of commitment and dedication. Now imagine adding to the list the Comrades Marathon, several swims at Midmar, another two 70.3 Ironman events, and not to mention a whole lot of ‘smaller’ races in-between. The timeframe? All in the first six months of the year. You have to be S

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IT'S CAPE TOWN. MUST RUN IT

04 August 2017

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is on track to host the first IAAF gold label city marathon in Africa. The 42.2km road race has made huge strides since it was relaunched in 2014, quickly establishing its place as one of only a select few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.

Last year’s winners, Britain’s Tish Jones and Ethiopia’s Asefa Mengstu Negewo, have


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