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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

30 October 2017

For those of you who are running a marathon this coming weekend, here's something to ponder on leading up to race day: 'So when you're in pain I want you to remember that so is the guy next to you. And the guy ahead of you. It comes down to which runners here can handle the pain? You look at them and then ask yourself, who's tougher?'
- McFarland USA



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A LEGEND'S DREAM COME TRUE

by Michelle Carnegie - 26 October 2017

New York City better watch out, because SA’s legendary Louis Massyn, who has run 45 consecutive Comrades Marathons, is on his way to the Big Apple! When Louis steps on the aeroplane tonight, his lifelong dream of running the TCS New York City Marathon will start becoming a reality.
 
“I am super excited. I did not think this dream would ever come true,” says Louis, who will be


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COMMUNITY RUNNING AT ITS BEST

by Delaine Cools - 26 October 2017

Two dieticians and best friends are amongst the KZN crowds who will be will be running the upcoming 11th edition of the Greater Edendale 10km Race on 12 November, hosted by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) as part of its corporate social investment initiative.

Lisa Burgdorf and her friend, Carmen Bell, both dieticians at Edendale Hospital, have completed the Maritzburg Marathon 21


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SOUTH AFRICAN HOPEFULS IN DUBLIN MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 25 October 2017

Two elite athletes from the Nedbank Running Club are hoping to make South Africa proud when they line up at this weekend’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.
 
Tebogo Mathiba and Mthandazo Qhina, both athletes from the Nedbank Running Club’s Green Dream Team, have definitely got the pedigrees to compete against the best at Sunday’s marathon.
 
Qhina is a regula


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WHAT GLASSES ARE YOU WEARING?

by Dr. Kirsten van Heerden - 23 October 2017

What we believe, pay attention to and expect, shape our world and experiences. And this applies to running too. If you believe you are actually not so good at running, chances are no matter how hard you train you will eventually only focus on the moments of struggle, leading you to eventually confirm to yourself that you are a bad runner. The good news is that beliefs are just that: a belief – not fact. Bel

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BRAZILIAN COMRADES GIVE BACK

23 October 2017

Comrades Marathon runners from Brazil showcased the true spirit of The Ultimate Human Race this year, when they donated more than 500 pairs of running shoes for distribution to the needy in the province.
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over the shoes to a local school and charity in Inchanga, in Durban’s Outer West region today.
 
CMA CSI Com


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IT'S ALL IN THE HIPS

by Patricia Gouws (Biokineticist) - 19 October 2017

The movement of your hips while running is probably far more important than you think. Movement through the whole kinetic chain starts in the hips, and if your hip joint does not function or extend properly, you might be setting yourself up for an injury or decreased running efficiency. Biokineticist Patricia Gouws explains the importance of hip extension in running.
 
As runners we all strive


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RUN24/MF TRAIL RUN SET TO BECOME THE COOLEST ON THE CALENDAR

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 October 2017

Looking for a great trail run? As well as a day out for the whole family? Then join us at the inaugural Run24/MF Trail Run at Wattlespring Trails in Bapsfontein on 3 December.
 
We’ve created this race for everybody, for novice trail runners, the racing snakes, walkers and most importantly for everyone who would like to run and also bring the kids and the family along. Because being outdo


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TOP CONTENDER IN THE GREATER EDENDALE RACE

by Delaine Cools - 17 October 2017

23-year old Sipho Mbanjwa of Boxer Athletic Club took the first prize in the Greater Edendale Men’s 10km race last year, beating some of the nation’s top short distance athletes to claim the honours as well as R3 000 in prize money.

He hails from KwaNdengezi in Pinetown, west of Durban, where he lives with his Mom, Anna, Dad, James and four siblings. Sipho tells us that his family is a


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SHE DID IT!

by Michelle Carnegie - 17 October 2017

She beat the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, which inspired her to start running after not having exercised for years, and now Louise Vernon has completed her very first marathon.
 
Run24 shared Louise’s remarkable running story and inspirational journey a while ago and today we are celebrating with her! On Sunday Louise completed the Birmingham International Marathon, exactly seve


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