Namibian Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) set the Durban SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge alight on Sunday morning, winning in a record time of 30 minutes 58 seconds.
This was the fastest time on South African soil and Johannes broke her Namibian National record for the third time in a row. It was also a course record, beating the time of 31.18 set by Colleen de Reuck in 2000.
The oldest race in the SPAR Women’s Challenge series – the Durban race – turns 30 this year and organisers predict a fast and exciting race as part of the celebrations on Sunday. The Durban Challenge takes place two weeks after South Africa’s most famous race, the Comrades Marathon.
Many of the women who did well in the Comrades Marathon cut their road-runnin
It’s been a little more than a week since South Africa’s golden girl of ultra-distance running Gerda Steyn smashed the Comrades Marathon record in a sensational 5:58:53. Gerda chatted to Run24 about her “10 firsts” as she crossed the finish line of her dream race.
Q: First thought as you crossed that finish line?
So, this is what it feels like to be a Comrades w
The 2019 men’s winner of the Comrades Marathon plans to pay off his family home with the R700 000 winnings from the Ultimate Human Race.
“I’m so grateful to have my hard work pay off in this way. I’m grateful for the support of my Nedbank team, my coach and more importantly my family – having them here watching me today makes this victory that much sweeter,&rdquo
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban this morning (10.6.2019) with the winners, Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn, other top performers, CMA sponsors including major sponsor Bonitas, government dignitaries, road-running officials and the media.
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted the official media briefing for the 94th Comrades Marathon to be held on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
The official route distance for this year’s Up Run is 86.83km. Along the route will be 41 fully stocked refreshment stations, containing water, fruit, energy drinks, energy bars, chocolates, biscuits and cooked potatoes. These stations will
Runners and supporters will enjoy a seamless transport service on Comrades race day, thanks to a joint partnership between the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and the South African National Taxi Council - Durban Central (SANTACO), together with local bus service provider, Kalamazoo.
SANTACO is the mouthpiece of the country’s minibus taxi industry, having been formed in 2001. The industry