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NEGEWU DEFENDS CAPE TOWN MARATHON TITLE

17 September 2017

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


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TRAIL WINNERS SET PACE FOR RECORD-BREAKING WEEKEND

16 September 2017

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.
 
Men’s 22km Trail Run
Lesotho’s Tebogo No


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WORLD CLASS FIELD

15 September 2017

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


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FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE 500 PARKRUNS

by Ramona Thevenet - 14 September 2017

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


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STAGE IS SET FOR WORLD CLASS RUNNING ON SOUTH AFRICAN SOIL

by Michelle Carnegie - 14 September 2017

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.


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THIS IS WHAT DETERMINATION LOOKS LIKE

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 September 2017

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


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TRAIN OPTIMALLY. NOT MAXIMALLY

by Derick Marcisz - 12 September 2017

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’:
1.    T


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TIRED OF EGGS FOR BREAKFAST? TRY THESE

11 September 2017

Shake up your breakfast routine with these two super quick, easy and healthy breakfast alternatives.
 
Peanut Butter Banana Shake
 
Total prep time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 1
 
Combine the following in a blender:
·      1 Cup of fat-free milk
·      1 Ripe banana
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#CaptureComrades

11 September 2017

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


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ROLL IT OUT

10 September 2017

Most runners are familiar with foam rollers, but few really understand the benefits it can provide them and their running performances. Here’s why it should become part of your running accessories.
 
It is a well-known fact that when we run, we break down muscle fibers. A process then follows where muscles adapt to increased workloads and rebuild stronger. In the process fascia, or better


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