The Virgin Money London Marathon is about so much more than just the actual race day; it is about the wave of emotions you go through when you receive the confirmation that you got a race entry, the joys and pain of training, the disappointment of getting injured, to the absolute joy and extreme self-satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line.
All four of them are experienced runners who have tackled most of South Africa’s iconic races such as the Comrades Marathon, but none of them have ever run an international marathon. The Virgin Money London Marathon was a bucket list item for all four of them, and it sure did not disappoint!
Gauteng residents Greg James together with partner Chrissie Williamson and Kim van Niekerk toget
It’s 25 days to The Ultimate Human Race; and while runners in South Africa and across the world do their last-minute preparations for race day, the organising committee is ensuring that all Comrades refreshment stations are adequately stocked with a variety of runner refreshments at strategic points along the route.
Sunday, 9 June 2019 will see the 94th running of the wo
The women’s race at the 5thrunning of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday 19 May has received an additional boost with the inclusion of former champion, Tish Jones, Bahraini Desi Jisa Mokonin and Ethiopian Degitu Azimeraw.
Jones won the title in 2017, a month after running in the London Marathon and setting a then PB of 2:33.56 (subsequently improved to 2:31.11 at this year
It’s three in a row for South African private banker Nicholas Bester, who crossed the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon in a massive PB of 2:30.01, taking the title of first South African home three years in a row. Not bad for someone who was still on honeymoon two weeks before the marathon.
Nick, who works as an investment banker for Investec and currently lives in London
Namibian runner Helalia Johannes (Nedbank) had a sensational run in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, winning the race in the fastest time ever in the friendly city. The 38-year-old finished the race in 31.50 minutes.
Ethiopian runner, 17-year-old Tadu Teshome Nare (Nedbank), finished second, in 32.38 minutes and last year’s winner Kesa Molotsane
A Durban gardener who dreamt of competing in an international marathon, has delivered an astonishing performance at the recent Virgin Money London Marathon, finishing within the first 600 participants in a field of over 40 000 runners.
On top of this the 52-year-old Michael Ndlovu placed 14thin his 50-54 year old age category, crossing the finish line in a speedy 2:42. His ove
Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei met the media this morning (Monday 29 April) to reflect on their historic victories at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
Kipchoge won a record-breaking fourth London Marathon title in the second quickest time in history after a titanic battle with three young Ethiopians who threatened his supremacy for all but the last two miles.
The 2019 winners of the Virgin Money London Marathon Kenyan maestros Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei yesterday chatted about their race experience.Here are some of the best quotes from this morning’s post-race press conference:
“I like to keep a low profile. I celebrate on the finish line. When I go back to Kenya I chill around, stay with my family and have massag