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COMRADES WINNER CAMILLE HERRON WITHDRAWS FROM 2018 RACE

31 May 2018

Former Comrades winner and Nedbank Running Club (NRC) elite Camille Herron, who is arguably seen as the top female ultra distance runner in the world, sadly withdrew from the 2018 Comrades race next Sunday.
 
The American long distance runner stunned the field last year to win in only her second attempt at the race. She broke the tape in 6:27:36, and was seen as one of the favourites to win at


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MAN WHO SURVIVED IMPALEMENT ON CROWBAR TO RUN COMRADES

30 May 2018

When Daniel de Wet regained consciousness in Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg after a 1.8-metre metal industrial crowbar penetrated his body 3.5km underground at a mine in Carletonville, he never imagined that he would now be making final preparations for taking part in his first Comrades Marathon since the accident.
 
“Just three-and-a-half years ago, my wife and colleagues were


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FARAH CRUISES TO 6TH VITALITY LONDON 10,000 TITLE

28 May 2018

Sir Mo Farah recorded his sixth Vitality London 10,000 win today – easing his way to victory over a host of up-and-coming domestic talent. Farah won the race, which doubles as the British 10km Championships, in a time of 29 minutes and 44 seconds, with Aldershot Farnham & District’s Richard Allen finishing in a superb second place in 29:48 and Matthew Sharp third in 29:50.
 
Fou


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BANNISTER REMEMBERED AS RECORD NUMBERS FINISH WORLD'S BIGGEST MILE

28 May 2018

More than 8,000 runners finished the Vitality Westminster Mile in central London yesterday, Sunday 27 May, making the world’s greatest festival of mile running officially the biggest ever timed mile event in the world.
 
A total of 8,048 runners in 39 waves completed the picturesque course around St James’s Park to cross the Finish Line in front of Buckingham Palace, smashing the pr


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CAROLINE WĂ–STMANN WITHDRAWS FROM 2018 COMRADES MARATHON

25 May 2018

Winner of the 2015 Comrades Marathon Caroline Wostmann has withdrawn from this year's Comrades.

The KPMG Running Club regrettably has to announce that Caroline Wöstmann won’t be participating in this year’s Comrades Marathon. Following discussions with her coach and the club, it was a collective decision to withdraw due to her current fitness levels and consideration of her fut


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TOP CONTENDERS TO WATCH IN #COMRADES2018

24 May 2018

As our front runners lead the way in fulfilling an epic achievement, running alongside 18 000 other athletes, only 10 men and 10 women will win a Comrades gold medal. 

To lead the way, you need focus, direction and a specific goal in mind.
With the introduction of fresh additions to the age-old Comrades traditions, the winners will lift the Comrades gold caduceus to the world. The caduc


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GACHAGA DEFENDS FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN TITLE

20 May 2018

Race favourite, Morris Gachaga lived up to his billing by successfully defending his FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title in a controlled race on Sunday, 20 May 2018.

Gachaga crossed the finish line in Bree Street in 33:42, some 15 seconds off of his world best time from 2017.

“The field was stacked, so racing for the win was more important than chasing my time from last year,”


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IT'S KENYA AND UGANDA VS SOUTH AFRICA AT 2018 FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

18 May 2018

A host of top international and local athletes has been secured for the 4th annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN that will take place this coming Sunday (20 May), giving the race a Kenya vs Uganda vs South Africa element.

With the defending champion, Morris Gachaga of Kenya (he set a world best over 12km in the 2017 edition) and the 2018 women’s 10 000m Commonwealth Games Champion, Stell


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FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD OVER 12KM TO DEFEND TITLE AT FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

15 May 2018

It is official, the fastest man ever over 12km will return to defend his title at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN this coming Sunday, 20 May 2018.

Morris Gachaga, the 23-year-old Kenyan, stormed to a 33:27 win at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 2017 to set the fastest time ever recorded over the 12km distance.

Gachaga is in better shape than before.  On 09 February he finished 5th in


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POSSIBLE GOLD COMRADES MEDALIST WITHDRAWS FROM RACE

14 May 2018

Wings for Life winner, Two Oceans second place finisher and possible Gold Medallist at the 2018 Comrades Marathon Dominika Stelmach sadly had to withdraw from this year’s Comrades Marathon due to injury.
 
Stelmach, who is part of the Nedbank Running Club’s Green Dream Team, and who has won four Wings for Life World Run races on four different continents, claiming the 2017 overall f


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