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2020 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER

13 March 2020

London Marathon Events today (Friday) announced the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 26 April.

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon – The 40th Race – is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director, said: “The world is in an unprecedented


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2020 COMRADES SUBSTITUTION PROCESS OPENS ON MONDAY

13 March 2020

The 2020 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process officially opens on Monday, 16 March at 8am. The Substitution Rule allows for aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to enter the 2020 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period late last year to still have a chance to be part of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 14 June 2020.
 
The Substitution process will be open for one mo

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2020 COMRADES TOYOTA WIN-A-CAR & AMABEADIBEADI CHARITY LAUNCH

04 March 2020

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill
 
Charitable fundraising through the Comrades Marathon was implemented in 1996, with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund having been selected as the first official beneficiary. Since then, more than R60-million has been raised for the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA)


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BEKELE SETS NEW COURSE RECORD AT VITALITY BIG HALF

01 March 2020

Kenenisa Bekele set a new course record today as he claimed victory at The Vitality Big Half 2020 as part of his preparations for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

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OBITUARY: ERINA MUZHINGI

25 February 2020

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is saddened by news of the death of Erina Muzhingi, wife of three-time Comrades Marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi of Zimbabwe.
 
CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn says, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Mrs Muzhingi. She was a regular sight at Comrades, supporting Stephen and to a large extent, being the wind beneath his wings.&r


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2020 SPAR GRAND PRIX LIKELY TO BE CLOSEST ON RECORD

19 February 2020

The 2020 SPAR Grand Prix appears likely to be one of the closest in its 14-year history.    
 
The SPAR Grand Prix, which is one of the most important contests in South African road running, recognises the most successful athlete in the six SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge races, which take place around the country from March until October.   
 
Priz


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EARLY BIRDS STAND TO WIN WITH TOTALSPORTS AT THE 2020 FNB RUN YOUR CITY SERIES

17 February 2020

Runners (and walkers) who enter (and pay) the FNB Run Your City Series (FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and/or FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN) before Tuesday 31 March 2020 stand a chance to win a R5 000 Totalsports Gift Voucher.
 
“There are three Totalsports vouchers up for grabs, one in each city,” confirms Agne du Plessis, Stillwater Sports Head of Road


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FNB RUN YOUR CITY SERIES BOASTS THREE WORLD ATHLETICS LABEL RACES IN 2020

03 February 2020

The FNB Run Your City Series has achieved an incredible feat with its three iconic road races (in three major cities) receiving World Athletics Label-statuses in 2020.  The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN received Silver-status, while the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN was awarded Bronze-status.
 
World Athletics Label Road Races are races that the W


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BONITAS COMRADES ROADSHOWS

30 January 2020

Aspirant Comrades runners from the City of Gold will be welcoming the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) roadshow team to Randburg tonight. With Comrades training season upon us, the annual Bonitas Comrades roadshow has been travelling across the country in a bid to motivate and empower its 27,500 entrants to be adequately prepared for The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 14 June 2020.
 


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FAREWELL TO A COMRADES GREAT

28 January 2020

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is saddened by news of the death of Betty Cavanagh. She was 89 years old. Betty is revered as the first official female winner of the Comrades Marathon, when it opened up to participation of both women and people of all races in 1975.  
 
She has been described as a humble and endearing person; a genuine trailblazer who inspired women and paved


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