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13 November 2019

Standing amongst hundreds of other athletes waiting for the start of his first ever Olympic distance triathlon, Costa Carastavrakis fitted in quite nicely. Just like all the other athletes, he was fit looking, healthy and happy. But no one knew that for most of his life he never really fitted in anywhere, and that not too long before, this 42-year-old athlete found himself in rural Mexico smoking crack cocaine an

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GELANT, XABA CLAIM GOLD AT INAUGURAL FNB MAPUTO 10K CITYRUN

10 November 2019

Taking the Maputo City Day celebrations to new heights on Sunday 10 November 2019, the much anticipated FNB Maputo 10K CITYRUN saw South Africans Elroy Gelant and Glenrose Xaba claim gold in the open men’s and women’s race with notable times of 29:06 and 33:10 respectively.
 
SA 5000m record holder and IAAF Silver Label athlete, Gelant claimed his first FNB Run Your City S


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SA ELITE ULTRA-RUNNERS TO TAKE ON WORLD'S BEST AT UTCT

08 November 2019

With just over three weeks until SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, some of South Africa’s elite runners are looking forward to lining up alongside a host of the world’s greatest ultra-distance trail runners, at Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT) on 30 November. 
 
UTCT consists of 21km, 35km, 65km and 100 km events, with the 100km race being the final


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#COMRADES2020 ENTRY CAP REACHED

31 October 2019

With the #Comrades2020 entry cap for South African athletes having been reached, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that it regrettably cannot accept any more local entries.
 
The South African entry cap of 25,000 was reached barely three days after the entry process opened.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has thanked our local South African athletes for m


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CLOSURE OF #COMRADES2020 SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRIES

30 October 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South African entries into next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon are officially closed.
 
This, after the South African-specific entry cap of 25,000 was reached a short while ago, and barely three days after the entry process opened.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “We have seen an unpr


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#COMRADES2020 ENTRIES TO OPEN NEXT WEEK

24 October 2019

Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream.

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that entries into next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon open at 8am on Monday, 28 October 2019.
 
The entry period closes on 30 November 2019 or as soon as the entry cap of 27,500 entries has been reached. Prospective entrants are encouraged to get their entries i


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SOME INTERESTING FACTS ON ELIUD KIPCHOGE'S HISTORIC SUB2 MARATHON

15 October 2019

Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner of all time, made history on Saturday 12thOctober when he became the first person in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon in the remarkable time of 1:59:40.2.

Kipchoge’s incredible achievement emphatically proved his own mantra that No Human is Limited and places him alongside other sporting greats such as Sir Roger Bannister – w


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CHEPKIRUI SMASHES ALL COMERS RECORD AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

13 October 2019

She came, she saw and she conquered in emphatic fashion! The fastest women in the world in 2019, Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui, lived up to her billing as race favourite for the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday 13 October 2019, when she took 4 seconds off the South African All Comers record to win in 30:55.
 
Chepkirui was bullish and confident on the start line making it clear that s


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ELIUD KIPCHOGE CREATES HISTORY

12 October 2019

With metronomic precision Eliud Kipchoge raced into history today on the Hautallee in Vienna by becoming the first man to achieve the barrier-breaking sub-two-hour marathon as part of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.
 
The greatest marathon runner of all time Eliud achieved a jaw-dropping time of 1:59:40.2 to secure his moon-landing moment.
 
He was supported by a world-class team i


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START TIME SET FOR ELIUD KIPCHOGE'S SUB 2 HOUR MARATHON ATTEMPT

11 October 2019

Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to make history and become the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours will start at 8:15 (SA time) tomorrow (Saturday, 12 October).
 
The event will be broadcast worldwide live on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube page. It is a free event to attend and Kipchoge and his team arew keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer Kipchoge on


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