We look at them in awe: the front pack of elite runners gliding along. Do they even feel any discomfort? Do they ‘suffer’ as much as the ‘average runner?’ Oh yes, says the 2016 Comrades winner Charné Bosman. So much so that during this year’s Comrades Marathon she was ready to throw the towel in at only 20km into the grueling 87km race.
Anybody who knows will tell you: training for one event such as Ironman is grueling, to put it politely. It takes a huge amount of commitment and dedication. Now imagine adding to the list the Comrades Marathon, several swims at Midmar, another two 70.3 Ironman events, and not to mention a whole lot of ‘smaller’ races in-between. The timeframe? All in the first six months of the year. You have to be S
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is on track to host the first IAAF gold label city marathon in Africa. The 42.2km road race has made huge strides since it was relaunched in 2014, quickly establishing its place as one of only a select few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.
Last year’s winners, Britain’s Tish Jones and Ethiopia’s Asefa Mengstu Negewo, have