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OLYMPIC CHAMP TAKES ON LONDON CLASSICS CHALLENGE

21 January 2019

Olympic champion Dani Row is taking on the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Swim Serpentine in her first year of retirement.
 
For some, retirement means rest and relaxation but Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Dani Rowe will take on the London Classics challenge in her first year of retirement from professional cycling.
 
The 28-year-


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MURRAY & ROBERTS RUNNING CLUB CONTINUES TO BUILD ON DEBUT MOMENTUM

21 January 2019

The Murray & Roberts Running Club again delivered stellar performances on the road, and throughout the country this weekend, clinching more than a dozen podiums in their black and yellow colours since the club’s debut just more than a week ago.
 
Starting off on Saturday morning in Potchefstroom, Mthobisi Baloyi took first in the Great Brick Run over 10km in 31:26, while up country, t


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CHERUIYOT & KEITANY HEAD UP ELITE WOMEN'S FIELD AT 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

18 January 2019

The defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot and the current TCS New York City Marathon champion Mary Keitany return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019.
 
They join their compatriots Gladys Cherono (2018 BMW Berlin Marathon champion) and Brigid Kosgei (2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion) meaning the winners of the last four Abbott World Marathon Majors will be on the Start Line


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SPORTS AUTHOR JOHN CAMERON-DOW PASSES AWAY

18 January 2019

Committed sports author, Comrades Marathon historian and holder of Comrades Green Number 3155, John Cameron-Dow’s contribution to the Comrades Marathon has been immeasurable and he will forever be remembered through his recording of some of the Comrades Marathon’s rich history.
 
Comrades Marathon – The Ultimate Human Race (published 2011), by John Cameron-Dow, covere


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RECORD-BREAKER DAVID WEIR SET FOR 20TH CONSECUTIVE LONDON MARATHON

17 January 2019

David Weir – the most successful athlete in the history of the London Marathon – will return to the race for a remarkable 20th consecutive year in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April.
 
Weir, who started his wheelchair racing career in the Mini LondonMarathon, has won the Virgin Money London Marathon on a record-breaking eight occasions.
 
His


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COMRADES LEGEND REMEMBERED AS A RAY OF LIGHT

17 January 2019

It is with great sadness that the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) received news of the passing of Zeb Luhabe. Luhabe was not not only a Comrades personality, but a role model to so many throughout his community. He was 92 years old.
 
Luhabe was the oldest finisher in the 2003 Comrades Marathon and also the last runner to cross the finish line. A retired policeman from East London, he took


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WORLD RECORD HOLDER KIPCHOGE RETURNS TO VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON TO TAKE ON SIR MO FARAH

14 January 2019

World record holder and defending champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April, setting up a mouth-watering clash with Britain’s Sir Mo Farah.
 
Kipchoge won his third Virgin Money London Marathon title at last year’s race, with Farah finishing in third place. The Kenyan went on to set a new marathon world record of two hours, one minute


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BEST CLUB DEBUT EVER IN SA ROAD & TRACK RUNNING

14 January 2019

The newly launched Murray & Roberts Running Club had the best ever club debut in South African road and track running, clocking up more than a dozen top three spots this weekend.

The black and yellow team made its first appearance ever on the podium at the 26th annual Eersterust road race with Lesego Hlako (95:56) nabbing the women’s title and Vuyisile Tshoba (79:27) taking second spot in


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A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

11 January 2019

They might be the new kids on the block, but the Murray & Roberts Running Club will certainly be a force to be reckoned with come 2019. The multinational engineering and construction group yesterday unveiled their club colours for the 2019 athletic season at the Group’s headquarters in Bedfordview and announced the signing of multiple Comrades Marathon gold medalist, Charné Bosman.



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BRAND NEW START FOR COMRADES CHAMP CHARNÉ BOSMAN

by Michelle Carnegie - 11 January 2019

A change is as good as a holiday, says former Comrades winner Charné  Bosman after the announcement that she has signed with the newly formed Murray & Roberts Running Club. The 2016 Comrades Marathon champ and legendary veteran runner who seems to get better each year, will be turning out in the striking new black and yellow colours of the Murray & Roberts Running Club, after being a member of

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