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2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON LAUNCHES OFFICIAL RACE APP

05 April 2019

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon official race app is now available to download. The app gives you all the information you need to enjoy the world’s greatest marathon, in the palm of your hand.
Created in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the Official Technology Partner of the Virgin Money London Marathon, the 2019 official race app has been updated and improved with some excitin


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GAUTENG SUPPORT FOR COASTAL CITY MARATHON PICKING UP MOMENTUM

04 April 2019

Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon officially kicked off preparations for this year’s springtime event with a press conference this afternoon in Sandton. This inaugural Joburg launch marks the significance of an event witnessing growing support from the country’s northern provinces. 
 
Ninety percent of the marathon’s total entries for last year were Sout


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LONDON MARATHON EVENTS AIMS TO BECOME WORLD LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE MASS PARTICIPATION EVENTS

04 April 2019

London Marathon Events (LME) today (Thursday 4 April) committed to becoming a world leader in delivering sustainable mass participation sports events.
LME has established a team within the company to develop new environmental initiatives and practices and also commissioned a full review of its sustainability practices, including a rigorous audit of the recycling chain and waste management processes.


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UTCT EXCITEMENT BEGINS AS 2019 ENTRIES OPEN

02 April 2019

This year marks the sixth edition of Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT), with the race already establishing itself as a bucket list event for local ultra-trail runners. This is also the third year that the 100km event is included as part of the Ultra-trail World Tour (UTWT), attracting a large number of elite international athletes, and that number looks set to grow.
 
2018 saw 4


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TWO MORE WEEKS FOR 2019 COMRADES SUBSTITUTIONS

02 April 2019

There are less than two weeks left before the 2019 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process closes. Substitution applications have been coming in thick and fast with many aspirant athletes wanting to secure their space on the Comrades start line. 
 
The Substitution Process allows for a runner who has not entered to substitute an entrant who has withdrawn or intends to withdraw from the 2019


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SIR ANDY MURRAY TO START THE 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

28 March 2019

British sporting icon Sir Andy Murray will be the official starter of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The tennis superstar, one of Britain’s greatest ever athletes, will start the world’s greatest marathon on Sunday 28 April.

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ENRICHING THE COMRADES NOVICE EXPERIENCE

26 March 2019

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
 
Randburg Harriers Running Club will host the first of five Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars in Central Gauteng today. With 75 days to go to the 48thComrades Marathon Up Run, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is putting Runners First, with an extra special focus on the Comrades novice athlete.
 


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EASTENDERS STARS LEAD CELEBRITY RUNNERS AT THE 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

19 March 2019

Eight EastEnders actors – running for their friend and former cast member Dame Barbara Windsor – lead the list of famous faces preparing to run the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April.

Emma Barton, Jamie Borthwick, Natalie Cassidy, Tanya Franks, Kellie Shirley, Jane Slaughter, Jake Wood and Adam Woodyatt will join Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell and form


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LONDON CALLING

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 March 2019

She has run 10 Two Oceans Ultra’s, 8 Comrades Marathons and over 50 standard marathons and ultras. But one thing Kim van Niekerk has never done is run an international marathon. Now this 49-year-old Gauteng resident has decided 2019 is the year to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon. After all, it is the year in which she turns 50.
 
Together with husband Gavin (55) the Dowerglen bas


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SANDES TAKES 1ST PLACE AT ADDO 76KM ULTRA

18 March 2019

SA trail runner, Ryan Sandes, took first place at the 2019 Addo Elephant 76km Ultra Trail run in a time of 6hours 56minutes, just over a minute over his 2017 course record. French runner, Aurelien Collet took 2nd place. 
 
“Great to run the Addo Elephant 76km today, the race always has an amazing vibe and it’s really cool to be able to run at home. Two years ago


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