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COMRADES MARATHON SIGNS UP NEW SPORTS APPAREL PARTNER

21 January 2020

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the new sports apparel partner to The Ultimate Human Race. CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn confirmed, at an official launch in Pietermaritzburg earlier today (Tuesday, 21 January 2020)that one of the country’s most popular sporting apparel retail brands, Mr Price Sport, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Com

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2020 SEASON OF FNB RUN YOUR CITY SERIES

21 January 2020

Monday 03 February 2020 marks the date on which entries will open for the FNB Run Your City Series, SA’s trio of iconic mass participation road races that include the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. 
 
The FNB Run Your City Series encourages runners of all ages (male and female) and walks of life to celebrate th


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THE TWO GREATEST DISTANCE RUNNERS IN HISTORY GO HEAD TO HEAD IN LONDON

17 January 2020

The gladiatorial match-up the whole world has been waiting for – Eliud Kipchoge versus Kenenisa Bekele – is ON and will take place this April at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The two greatest distance runners in history and the two fastest men ever over the marathon distance will go head to head on the streets of London on Sunday 26 April in a contest the world has been waiting


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PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED SET FOR 2020 TALENT SEARCH

15 January 2020

Track and field stars will start the new year running with the much-anticipated PUMA School of Speed Series hosting five action packed meets between 22 January 2020 and 29 February 2020.
 
Headed by the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their


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WORLD RECORD HOLDER KOSGEI RETURNS TO DEFEND TITLE AT 2020 LONDON MARATHON

13 January 2020

Brigid Kosgei, the defending champion and fastest female marathon runner in history, will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020.

Kosgei (KEN) broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old marathon world record at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last October by winning in an incredible time of 2:14:04. The record-breaking run came six months after the 25-year-old won the Virgin Money L


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KENYAN LEGEND AIMING TO WIN TITLE FOR A RECORD-BREAKING FIFTH TIME

15 December 2019

Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathoner of all time, has chosen the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon as his first race since becoming the first human to run a sub-two hour marathon in Vienna in October.

Kipchoge has his sights set on continuing his incredible streak of record-breaking performances at what will be the 40th Race in London Marathon history on Sunday 26 April 2020.


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WOMEN'S RECORD SMASHED AT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN

02 December 2019

South Africa’s premier ultra-trail running event, the 100km Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT), was dominated by the international contingent in the men’s and the women’s race, with the performance of the day being Great Britain’s Beth Pascall’s convincing breaking of the women’s record by more than 25 minutes, and placing 9th overall.
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COMRADES MARATHON AWARDED IAU GOLD LABEL STATUS

28 November 2019

The Comrades Marathon has been awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). The accolade is a feather in the cap for The Ultimate Human Race which holds a number of high-profile awards which have all contributed to the event's local and global prestige.

The IAU introduced its own labelling system for qualifying events to ensure that the race route is me


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ATHLETES TO WATCH AT THE ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN THIS WEEKEND

25 November 2019

A large group of the world’s best ultra-distance trail runners will join local elite runners on Saturday on the start line of SA’s premier ultra-trail running event, Ultra-Trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT).
 
The UTCT 100km race is the final event on the Ultra-trail World Tour calendar, placing the race firmly on the international trail running landscape. 
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STILLWATER SPORTS WINS PARTICIPATION EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

25 November 2019

Stillwater Sports is proud to have been awarded the “2019 Participation Event of the Year Award” for the FNB Run Your City Series, at the recently held Hollard Sport Industry Awards that took place at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday 22 November.
 
This award comes five years after Stillwater Sports, one of South Africa’s leading sports marketing agencies, conceptu


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