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RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON TO HELP TRANSFORM LIVES

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 March 2019

A South African couple living and working in London will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon next month, aiming to raise close to R80 000 in aid of a charity close to their heart.
 
With a little over six weeks to the big day Kerryn Trim and husband Michael Koshiaris, both born in Johannesburg but currently living in Chelmsford, have already managed to raise more than 50% of their targe


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON SUBSTITUTION PROCESS IN FULL SWING

13 March 2019

Nearly 300 successful substitution applications have been processed since the official Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opened two weeks ago. The Comrades Marathon Association’s Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed the number, saying, “This is good news as many aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to secure a spot during the official entry process can now be part of The Ultimat

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CELEBRATION OF RUNNING AT LONDON'S COMMUNITY HALF MARATHON

11 March 2019

More than 13,300 runners took to the streets of London today in the second edition of The Vitality Big Half, London’s community half marathon.

Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories at The Vitality Big Half as he outkicked Bashir Abdi (Belgium) and Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish. Charlotte Purdue also successfully defended her title, winning ahead of


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SIR MO FARAH OUTSPRINTS COMPETITION TO DEFEND VITALITY BIG HALF TITLE

10 March 2019

Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories at The Vitality Big Half as he outkicked Bashir Abdi (Belgium) and Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish as he prepares for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

In windy conditions, Farah clocked a time of 61 minutes and 14 seconds, which proved too much for training partner Abdi and former Virgin Money London Marathon cham


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HOW TO WATCH SIR MO FARAH IN THE VITALITY BIG HALF

08 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half takes place on Sunday 10 March and live coverage of Sir Mo Farah taking on some of the biggest names in distance running can be accessed in the following ways:

BBC Red Button and Online: 0845 -1220
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: 0855 - 1100
BBC Radio London: 0855 - 1200
twitter.com/OfficialBigHalf: 0845 -1220
facebook.com/OfficialBigHalf: 0845 -1220
 
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CELEBRATING HALF A CENTURY BY RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 March 2019

Turning 50 years old is a momentous occasion in the lives of most people, and many celebrate it with a big birthday bash. But a Gauteng mom of four, who not too long ago vowed she would ‘never ever’ run, is planning on celebrating this epic milestone in her life by tackling the Virgin Money London Marathon next month.
 
In fact, Chiovonne Figueiredo is celebrating more than just tur


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THE VITALITY BIG HALF RETURNS TO LONDON TO CELEBRATE RICH DIVERSITY OF CAPITAL CITY

05 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half returns on Sunday [10 March] bringing a festival of running and culture to the heart of London in a celebration of the rich and wonderful diversity of the capital city.

Now in its second year, the event features three running events with a distance for everyone - including the flagship half marathon, The Vitality Big Half - plus The Vitality Big Festival which takes place in G


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NEW GENERAL MANAGER AT COMRADES MARATHON

04 March 2019

She has been employed in the broadcasting industry for more than two decades, having managed SABC Sport together with holding former senior positions with SuperSport and global sports and entertainment content marketing company, Octagon. She now joins the Comrades Marathon Association as its General Manager with effect 4 March 2019.
 
Keletso Totlhanyo says she is ready to take up her


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2019 COMRADES SUBSTITUTION PROCESS OPENS

28 February 2019

Runners who were unable to enter the 2019 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period at the end of last year are in luck. There is still an opportunity to be part of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 9 June 2019 through the Substitution Process. The 2019 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process officially opens this Friday.
 
The process runs for an extra two weeks this year, opening on


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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

by Michelle Carnegie - 28 February 2019

He is close to 79 years old and his wife has just turned 80, but don’t expect this Gauteng couple to laze around come afternoons and weekends. Nope. Find them out on the roads, either doing some hill training or competing in one of the several road races on offer over weekends.
 
Eric Whitford and his wife of 53 years, Berniece, both believe it is exercise that has given them a new lease


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