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LONDON MARATHON: SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST RACE DAY

17 May 2019

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. 
 
Plus, when you are experiencing a


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LONDON MARATHON: THE HIGHLIGHT OF A LIFELONG RUNNING JOURNEY

16 May 2019

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


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2019 COMRADES REFRESHMENT STATISTICS

14 May 2019

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


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EXCITING ADDITIONS TO WOMEN'S LINE UP AT FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

14 May 2019

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


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON TOP CONTENDERS

09 May 2019

With exactly 1 month to go to the 94th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 9 June 2019, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed the following top male and female contenders in this year’s race.
 
MALES:
 
Bongmusa Mthembu
Mthembu will undoubtedly be the main man to watch at the 2019 Comrades Marathon after his fabulous win at Two Oceans in


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THREE IN A ROW AT LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 09 May 2019

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


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2019 SPAR GRAND PRIX STARTS OFF IN LIGHTNING PACE

05 May 2019

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


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DURBAN GARDENER ACHIEVES ASTONISHING PLACE IN LONDON MARATHON

03 May 2019

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


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ELITE RACE WINNERS: PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

29 April 2019

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 Kenyan led from star


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BEST OF THE BEST

29 April 2019

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:

ELIUD KIPCHOGE
“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


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