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FROM AMPUTEE TO MARATHON RUNNER

20 April 2018

When Brian Reynolds was growing up in Boston, wearing prosthetic legs and watching his hometown marathon from the side of the road, he could hardly have imagined he’d ever become a marathon runner himself, let alone a world record breaker.

At four, Reynolds had both his legs amputated below the knee due to complications after a bout of meningitis. Yet in October last year, 25 years after


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RUNNER AIMS TO COMPLETE MARATHON NUMBER 820

20 April 2018

For the majority of those running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Not for Steve Edwards, from Gloucestershire, who will complete his 23rd London Marathon, number 820 in his quest to set a new world record for running 1,000 official marathons in the fastest average finish time, sub 3hr 30.
 
Steve’s running career began in 1981 whe


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2018 LONDON MARATHON PROMISES TO BE BEST EVER

20 April 2018

With record entries, some of the best elite fields ever assembled and Her Majesty The Queen due to start the mass event from Windsor Castle, Sunday’s 2018 London Marathon promises to be the best edition ever.
 
Event organizers have vowed to make the 2018 edition the best ever as it prepares to welcome “athletics royalty” to its elite races and real Royalty to its unique start


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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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2018 COMRADES MARATHON CUT-OFFS CONFIRMED

16 April 2018

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed the official cut-offs for the 93rd edition of the race. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has advised that this year’s Down Run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday, 10 June 2018 will have six official cut-offs along the 90.184km route.
 
The first cut-off will be implemented at Lion Park with subsequent cut-offs positione


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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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