It’s a fact: behind every good athlete stands a good coach. And this is no exception when it comes to 2018 Comrades Winner Ann Ashworth, and the pro men from Team Entsika, who not only won three gold medals at this year’s Comrades Marathon, but also won the overall men’s team prize.
In fact, it’s not just a good coach behind these athletes, but rather an exceptional on
When British runner and Nedbank Running Club (NRC) athlete Steve Way crossed the finish line of this year’s Comrades Marathon in third place, many spectators saw him as another exceptional elite athlete with superb genes. There’s no denying that. But what very few people know about this 43-year-old runner is that not too long ago he weighed over 100kg and smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day. And he d
It’s been nearly a week since Ann Ashworth won the 2018 Comrades Marathon…in style. The 34-year-old advocate broke the tape of her 7th Comrades race in a time of 6:10:04, the fastest time since Russian Elena Nurgalieva ran 6:07:12 for the 2012 Down Run (keeping in mind that course was 900m shorter as this year’s course).
Here they are, some of the top female and male contenders to watch out for at tomorrow’s Comrades Marathon.
Stephanie Smith – Born2Run
Smith won her first Comrades gold medal last year in her sixth attempt. Her ninth place finish has motivated her to return this year and try and capture back-to-back gold medals. The Eastern Cape athlete won the Br
The Comrades Marathon Association's (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has briefed the media on preparations for the 93rd Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 10 June 2018.
James says the official route distance for this year’s down-run is 90.184km. Along the route will be 44 fully stocked refreshment stations, containing water, fruit, energy drinks, energy bars, chocolat
With her trademark wide smile and long blonde hair she had the whole of South Africa at her feet when she crossed the finish line as winner of the 2018 Two Oceans Marathon. Now the time has come to take on the biggest race of them all, the Comrades Marathon. There is no doubt that Gerda Steyn has what it takes.
There are few long distance runners who look as content as Steyn does when r