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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With 1007 athletes having officially withdrawn from the 2018 Comrades Marathon, the gauntlet has been thrown down for runners who have not yet entered to take their spot on the start line, come Sunday, 10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
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FIRST TIME MATTERS - #COMRADES2018

04 April 2018

First time Comrades runners will find finishing the annual road-running challenge way more achievable, thanks to the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) provisions for novice entrants. It’s all in line with the Runner’s First Initiative.

The CMA has teamed up with major sponsor, Bonitas Medical Fund to host its nationwide Novice Seminars across the country, with the first semina


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NO STOPPING STEYN

by Michelle Carnegie - 04 April 2018

It’s been a couple of days since she ran the race of a lifetime, and though things are slowly starting to settle down and sink in, it is clear that her win at the recent Two Oceans Ultra has made South African running sensation Gerda Steyn determined to achieve even more.
 
Steyn, who has only been running for four years, of which two competitively, on Saturday stormed to victory at the T


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THE RUNNERS' STORIES

03 April 2018

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 40,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 22 April, adding to the incredible total of £890+ million raised in the first 37 years of the event.
 
Every runner has very personal reasons to run the famous 26.2-miles and here are some of their stories:


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KEMBOI AND STEYN CLAIM VICTORY IN OCEANS ULTRA

31 March 2018

Kenyan runner Justin Kemboi (Nedbank RC International) won the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon today in a time of 03:09:21. In the women’s race, South African star Gerda Steyn romped home to claim a first OMTOM title in a time of 03:39:31.
 
Kemboi was racing in South Africa for the first time, while for Steyn the 2018 event was just her second OMTOM race.
 
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REILLY AND MACKENZIE TRIUMPH AT WET TWO OCEANS TRAIL RUNS

30 March 2018

Kane Reilly and Megan Mackenzie won their respective race categories at the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Trail Run today. Reilly won the 24km men’s race in a time of 1:55:41, while Mackenzie was first home in the women’s 24km race in 2:23:27. 
 
In the 12km Trail Run, Takalani Ndandani won the women’s event, with Kennedy Sekhuthe claiming the men’s title


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THE ONE THING THAT YOU HAVE

29 March 2018

The one thing that you have, that is better than any gel, any drink, or any food, is something you’ve always had. It’s your mind and it can truly get you through anything. @DickBeardsley

PHOTO CREDIT: Image SA




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