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DISAPPOINTMENTS & SURPRISES AT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN

02 December 2018

The 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) saw disappointment, and some surprises, with two of the Men’s race favourites Prodigal Khumalo and Ryan Sandes being forced to withdraw, and both the Men’s and the Women’s race winners were taken by surprise with their wins.
 
German Janosch Kowalczyk, 28, came first in a time of 10 hours 22 minutes, with Swedes Elov Olsson (10:41:49) and


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100 MARATHONS IN 100 DAYS

30 November 2018

Many runners know what it takes to run a marathon: months of commitment and preparation culminating in that great feeling as you cross the finish line. The thing most runners look forward to after their marathon effort is usually the week or so break after. Now imagine running a marathon again, and again and again the next day. In fact, imagine running 100 marathons in 100 days. Sounds exhausting? Well yes, but t

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ATHLETES TO WATCH IN THE ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN

27 November 2018

With last year’s first and second placed men back to claim the top spot for 2018, and a very strong field of international elite athletes travelling to South Africa, the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) Men’s race on Saturday will be an exciting one.
 
The Women’s race also looks to be closely contested, with Italian Francesca Canepa and Kelly Wolf from the United States (US) curr


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SIR MO FARAH RETURNS FOR 2019 LONDON MARATHON

20 November 2018

Sir Mo Farah will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019.
With four Olympic gold medals and six World Championship victories, Farah is already Britain’s most decorated track and field athlete and now he is breaking more records on the roads.
 
In his first year as a dedicated marathon runner, Farah finished third in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in a Br


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TAKING ON THE UTCT? HERE ARE SOME RACE DAY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS

13 November 2018

Ultra-trail Cape Town has already established itself as a bucket list race for ultra trail runners, combining a range of beautiful Mother City sights with the rugged technical terrain of Table Mountain. There are four events: 100km, 65km, 35km, and for the first time in 2018 there is a 21km route. And since its inclusion in the Ultra-trail World Tour, this event is attracting some of the top international elite r

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GLENROSE XABA JOINS SPAR GRAND PRIX HALL OF FAME

08 November 2018

Glenrose Xaba has become the eighth athlete to win the coveted SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix, finishing the 2018 series in style with a total of 104 points.
Twenty-three year old Xaba of the Boxer Club won the Pretoria Challenge, finished second in three races, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban and came fourth in Johannesburg. She and three other runners, including last year’s Grand


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SA'S SHINING STAR SETS NEW YORK ABLAZE

by Michelle Carnegie - 07 November 2018

Anyone who has ever met Gerda Steyn or who has watched an interview with the Two Oceans winner and Comrades Marathon gold medallist knows what a down to earth, friendly and humorous girl she is. It is safe to say there is probably not one running picture ever taken of her where her trademark wide smile can’t be seen.
 
So when the 28-year-old Steyn lined up on New York’s Staten Isla


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PHENOMENAL VAN ZYL

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 November 2018

She has always been a notch above the rest, but what South African marathon runner Irvette van Zyl has managed to achieve in the last five months is absolutely phenomenal and inspiring. Barely five months after the birth of her second child she has just won the highly competitive Soweto Marathon, and in the process set a new record on a very tough course. This all shortly after she has won the one race after the

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SA'S GERDA STEYN AMONGST BEST OF THE BEST AT SUNDAY'S NEW YORK MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 01 November 2018

South Africa’s sweetheart of long distance running Gerda Steyn will be tackling the world-renowned New York Marathon on Sunday (November 4) after being invited to be part of the elite women’s field.
 
“Lovely weather in New York and getting my legs loosened after the long flight. I really can’t wait for Sunday. Thankful for all the messages of good luck I have received.


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PHENOMENAL PERFORMANCE FROM SA'S DAVID MANJA AT DUBLIN MARATHON

30 October 2018

South Africa and Nedbank Running Club’s (NRC) David Manja shone on the international stage this past weekend when he ran to a superb 2nd place finish at the highly competitive Dublin Marathon.
 
Manja crossed the line in a superb 2:13:32, only 9 second behind Ethiopian winner Asefa Bekele who broke the tape in 2:13:23. Joe Kiptoo from Kenya followed in third position at the 39<


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