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XABA CLAIMS GOLD AT TOTALSPORTS WOMEN'S RACE DURBAN

22 July 2018

Glenrose Xaba proved to be in a league of her own at the Totalsports Women’s Race Durban (Kings Park Athletics Track) this morning (Sunday, 22 July 2018).
 
Xaba celebrated her Totalsports Women’s Race Durban debut by crossing the finish line first in an impressive time of 33 minutes 41 seconds. “I really enjoyed today,” says Xaba. “The event was exciting. The orga


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SURPRISE WIN AT SPAR WOMEN'S CHALLENGE

24 June 2018

Zimbabwean runner Betha Chikanga (Maxed) led from start to finish to win the 29th Durban SPAR Women’s Challenge in 33.07 minutes on Sunday morning. Glenrose Xaba (Boxer) was second in 33.27, followed by Nolene Conrad (KPMG) in 33.43.
 
Twenty-one year old Chikanga shot into the lead from the start, opening up a gap of more than 100 metres. Xaba, Conrad and race favourite Kesa M


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MOLOTSANE FAVOURITE FOR DURBAN SPAR CHALLENGE

21 June 2018

The SPAR Grand Prix reaches the halfway mark on Sunday, with the running of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in Durban.
 
Defending Grand Prix champion Kesa Molotsane has taken steps to ensure that she retains her title at the end of the year. She won the first two races, in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and has 40 points – two ahead of her nearest rival, Glenrose Xaba, who finished s


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CAPE TOWN MARATHON: NEW & DYNAMIC ROUTE

20 June 2018

This year’s IAAF Gold Label-status Sanlam Cape Town Marathon offers runners a new and stunningly picturesque 42.2km race that takes centre stage on Sunday 23 September 2018. The weekend festival of running has just passed its 100-day countdown mark.
 
The race begins at one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, the V&A Waterfront. A flat, fast start along the Atlantic Seab


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#THINKPINK ON WOMEN'S DAY

18 June 2018

The streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town will be painted pink on National Women’s Day (Thursday, 09 August 2018) when thousands of women #RunUnited at the Totalsports Women’s Race in support of PinkDrive.
 
The Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and of


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ELITE SA TRAIL RUNNERS SET TO SHINE ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE

25 May 2018

Three South African elite trail runners take on up to 70 of the world’s top trail runners in the opening race of the Salomon Golden Trail Series, the Zegama- Aizkorri Marathon, in Spain this weekend, 27 May 2018.
 
Referred to simply as ‘Zegama’ by athletes and spectators alike, the race history and atmosphere make it a highlight on the international racing calendar, and this


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WHY SPEED WORK IS IMPORTANT FOR AN ULTRA

by Derick Marcisz - 15 May 2018

At this time of year many runners – especially those training for the Comrades Marathon - ask the same question: Why do speed work and/or tempo running when training for an Ultra? Running coach and 2:17 marathoner Derick Marcisz explains.
 
Why do any faster running than the pace you will be running the Ultra? Surely there is no benefit in running 5min/km when you will be running Comrades


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STAR STUDDED LINEUP AT ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES FINAL

22 March 2018

After two scintillating meetings on 01 and 08 March at Ruimsig (Johannesburg) and Tuks (Tshwane) respectively, the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series final moves to Dal Josaphat Stadium today (22 March) and it promises to be yet another high octane, explosive 90 minutes of athletics action.
 
Semenya chasing SA 1500m record
She is in fine form, having claimed the South African 100


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JUNIOR TRIATHLETES DOMINATE FEDHEALTH XTERRA KIDS RACE

26 February 2018

The Elgin-Grabouw Country Club was bustling with excitement on Friday, 23 February 2018 when 458 eager junior triathletes toed the line at the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam ready to participate in the action of the much anticipated Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race.
 
“The Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race was the perfect start to a weekend of fun filled XTERRA racing,” says Michael Meye


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OLYMPIC FINALIST RONALD MUSAGALA HEADING FOR SOUTH AFRICA

20 February 2018

Uganda’s Ronald Musagala is the latest addition to a stellar line up of internationally-acclaimed athletes who will be competing at the 2018 Athletix Grand Prix Series when he appears in the 1500m on Thursday, 01 March at Ruimsig Stadium and 3000m a week later on Thursday, 08 March at Tuks in Tshwane.
 
Musagala will line up against fellow countryman and World Championship 10 000m silver


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