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VAN ZYL WINS SPAR RACE BUT MOLOTSANE IS NEW SPAR GRAND PRIX CHAMP

08 October 2017

Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) led from start to finish to win the Joburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at Marks Park in Emmarentia on a cool and overcast Sunday morning. Van Zyl finished 35.08 minutes, beating Kesa Moletsane (KPMG) by 19 seconds. Nolene Conrad (KPMG) was third in 36.39.
 
Molotsane’s second place was good enough to secure her victory in the 2017 SPAR Grand Prix. The defen


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CHEPTEGEI DESTROYS SA ALL-COMERS RECORD AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

08 October 2017

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei was touted as the race favourite at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K  CITYSURFRUN – and the 21-year-old World Championship 10 000m silver medallist delivered, when he smashed the South African All-Comers Record of 27:55 set by Richard Limo in Port Elizabeth in 2004. Cheptegei crossed the line in 27:28 for the fourth fastest time in the world this year, as well as a Ugandan N

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FIREWORKS EXPECTED AT INAUGURAL FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

06 October 2017

Sunday will see history in the making when an attempt on the fastest time in the world over 10km for 2017 is made at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. To ensure that this objective is achieved, and possibly a South African record, a stellar field that has never before been seen in South Africa has been assembled.

Spearheading the men’s line up is World Championship 10 000m silver medallist


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IS CORPORATE SA MISSING THE ATHLETICS BUS?

by Craig Fry - 02 October 2017

Athletics as a whole has improved tremendously in South Africa, with especially Track & Field athletes showing great results with Olympic medals and World Records, to name but a few accomplishment in the last couple of months. Recently the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon became the first road race in Africa to achieve IAAF Gold Label Status. But it seems when it comes to sponsorships, Athletics is still the stepsis

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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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