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JOHANNES SMASHES IT IN SPAR 10KM CHALLENGE

06 October 2019

Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) put on another stellar performance on Sunday to win the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Joburg at Marks Park Sports Club in the record time of 33.16 minutes.
 
It was her sixth consecutive record-breaking win in the SPAR Grand Prix series and came just over a week after she won the bronze medal in the women’s marathon at the World Athletics


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JOHANNES LIKELY TO WRAP UP SPAR GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY

03 October 2019

The SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix reaches its climax this weekend with the running of the Joburg SPAR Challenge at Marks Parks Park on Sunday.
 
Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) has the Grand Prix title more or less in the bag, after winning the five previous races, all in record time.  She has a total of 150 points, having earned bonus points in all five races.


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DARE TO DREAM

03 October 2019

Comrades Marathon runners have been given a license to dream. With the just unveiled #Comrades2020 campaign slogan, ‘Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream’, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has dared all aspirant participants in next year’s Ultimate Human Race to dream. 
 
The inspiring campaign theme of the 95th Comrades Marathon was unveiled at a lau


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VAN ZYL LOOKING TO RETURN TO FORM AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

02 October 2019

The women’s race at the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday 13 October is shaping up to be arguably the most fiercely contested in the three years of the event. 
 
Already confirmed are the defending champion, Stella Chesang and the world’s fastest for 2019 and second fastest ever, Sheila Chepkirui. On the South African front, in form Glenrose Xaba, the darling of South A


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RIP Don Oliver (Comrades Race No.3128)

01 October 2019

Former Comrades Marathon runner, supporter, motivator, mentor and friend to The Ultimate Human Race, Don Oliver has passed away. He was 85 years old.
Don successfully completed the Comrades Marathon 19 times, earning himself 2 Silver and 17 Bronze medals.
 
He was the first officially appointed Comrades Coach and inspired many runners and non-runners to get into the sport and ultimately,


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FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD FOR 10KM IN 2019 SET FOR FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN DEBUT

25 September 2019

The organisers of the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN today announced the biggest coup to date with the confirmation of 2019 World 10km list leader (and second fastest ever) Sheila Chepkirui.
 
Chepkirui flew to a 29:57 clocking at the 2019 Birell Grand Prix 10km Road Race in Prague on 07 September 2019. With that time Chepkirui is the second fastest woman over 10km. Only Joyciline Jepkosgei ha


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SA's RUNNING QUEEN SONJA LAXTON TO RUN 100TH SPAR WOMEN'S RACE

25 September 2019

One of South Africa’s most successful athletes whose career spans more than five decades, Sonja Laxton, will be running her 100th SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km race in Joburg on Sunday October 6.
 
The SPAR Women’s Challenge Joburg at Marks Park Sports Club will be a very special one for Laxton, who is probably one of the nicest and most accomplished female runne


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NGENO SMASHES COURSE RECORD AT FNB JOBURG 10K CITYRUN

24 September 2019

Kenya’s Alfred Ngeno said before the race that he would win the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. He was true to his word as he crossed the line one second ahead of Kevin Kibet in a new Course Record time of 29:16, taking 11 seconds off of the previous Course Record set by Filman Ande of Eritrea in 2018.
 
Some 15 000 runners lined up outside FNB Bank City in Simmonds street on Tuesday 24 September


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KISSA HUNTING SUB 27 AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

23 September 2019

Running in the shadow of his more famous countryman Joshua Cheptegei, a two-time winner of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, Stephen Kissa is looking to stamp his mark on the 2019 edition of the fast Durban race on Sunday 13 October.
 
Kissa may not have the titles of his countryman who is the current World Cross Country Champion and the Commonwealth Games 5000m and 10 000m Champion, but he is th


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GUNNING FOR SUB 2:30 AT BERLIN MARATHON

22 September 2019

He has been the first South African home three years in a row at the London Marathon. Having run a PB of 2:30.01 at this year’s race, Nicholas Bester just missed his longtime dream of dipping under the elusive 2:30 marathon time. But in less than a week from now Nick hopes to make that dream come true at the 2019 Berlin Marathon.
 
And looking at his recent training and racing logs it see


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