Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions.
Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, race favourite Laban Mutai, Duncan Maiyo and South Africa’s Xolisa Tyali, Negewu went t
The SANLAM Peace Trail Run in Cape Town this morning kicked off an exhilarating weekend of running. The 22km and 12km trail runs form part of a weekend of running through Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Mother City. Awarded IAAF Gold Label status earlier this year, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will take centre stage tomorrow.
Asefa Negewo made history in 2016 when he won the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in the fastest time ever recorded on South African soil, crossing the line in 2:08.41. The Ethiopian is back to defend his title, but will be facing some incredibly tough opposition.
The elite men and women’s fields were introduced to the media this morning, and what a field! Five athletes have dipped 2:10 and t
Ramona Thevenet recently became the first woman in the world to complete 500 parkruns. She is also amongst only 8 people in the 500 Club so far. Ramona shares her amazing parkrun journey of the last 12 years.
My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun (UK) in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun
South African elite marathoner Irvette van Zyl is hoping to finish in the top three women at this year’s highly competitive Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (SCTM), one of only a few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.
Van Zyl will be amongst some of the world’s best lining up on Sunday morning in Cape Town, where the stage has been set for some spectacular running.
The day he had to bail out of a corporate race due to a serious health scare was a turning point in the life of Tapiwanashe Zhou. Not only did he feel embarrassed in front of his colleagues and company MD, but he realised in what bad shape he was, having run only 1km before experiencing serious health problems.
At that stage Tapiwa (as his friends call him) weighed 107kg, and though this race
Most runners are starting to gain fitness around this time of year, which means for many the temptation is to do more and to run harder. From personal experience I know that when you get fitter it is difficult to resist this temptation. But take note, it is still early in the season.
Here are a few simple tips to keep you on the ‘straight and narrow’:
Thanks to Tsogo Sun, four lucky Comrades Marathon runners and supporters who captured the true essence of the 2017 Comrades Marathon have won a two-night hospitality experience at a luxury Tsogo Sun hotel in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban.
The Tsogo Sun group has been the exclusive hotel and accommodation sponsor to the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) since 2012. The CMA teamed up with