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Comrades 2015 early bird entries closing

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that early bird entries for the 90th Comrades Marathon entry process will close on 30 September 2014. So far 9,420 entries have already been received since the entry process opened on 1 September 2014. This means that just over 13,000 entries are available before the overall entry process closes at the end of November or as soon as the cap of 23,000 entries has been reached. Thereafter, no […]

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FInal countdown to enter 89th Comrades Marathon

It’s the final countdown! Avid Comrades Marathon runners have until the close of business tomorrow to enter and secure their place in the 2014 ‘Ultimate Human Race’. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has decided to close the entry process a day prior to that originally planned due to the cap of 18,000 entries being reached ahead of schedule. The cap was implemented in the recent past for logistical and organizational purposes; with the race being […]

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Charné Bosman third at world’s largest women’s race in San Francisco

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nike Women’s Marathon, 30,000 women ran the marathon or half marathon distance in San Francisco on 20 October. South African elite and Nike athlete Charné Bosman finished the 21km in a time of 1:21:23 to claim third place. “The Nike Women’s Marathon is a beautiful race although very challenging as it is mostly uphill. It was also very cold on the day, but I was determined to run a good […]

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Only 12,000 entries left for 89th Comrades Marathon

If you ran in the hot, windy and humid conditions of the 2013 Comrades Marathon, you’d understand next year’s campaign slogan ‘Hard Is What Makes It Great’. The 89th edition of the world’s leading ultra marathon is set for 1 June 2014. The start of the 89km race will be signalled by the traditional gunfire at 5:30am outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall, and again 12 hours later to complete the event at The Sahara-Kingsmead Cricket Stadium […]

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Many champions at this year’s Big 5 Challenge

Knysna’s Big 5 Challenge (29 June – 6 July) once again showcased South Africa’s multisport talents. And while it’s amazing to see what can be achieved by the athletes gunning for top honours, we must not forget about the guys and gals lower down who are just trying to get through the week and complete all five events – champions in their own right. For those of you who don’t know, these are the following […]

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Security our top priority, says Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has sent a message of support to the organisers of the Boston Marathon, as well as the runners and families of the victims after the event was rocked by two bomb blasts on Sunday, 14 April 2013. In a statement released by the CMA, Chairman Dave Dixon, empathised with the organisers of the Boston Marathon, saying: “The CMA can identify with the myriad risk and safety challenges race directors all […]

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HIV positive athletes to run Bonitas City2City Marathon

Five Positive Heroes to run Bonitas City2City Positive Heroes announced this week that they would field a team of five athletes in the Bonitas City2City Marathon on 30 September. This team of five inspiring individuals, all living openly with HIV, aim to dispel the stigma and fear that still surround HIV. Proving by personal example that HIV is survivable and manageable and that People Living with HIV are capable of living extraordinary lives. Just like […]

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Run Bonitas City2City, Run New York City Marathon

One lucky City2City runner will be NYC-bound Run or even walk in the upcoming Bonitas City2City Marathon on 30 September, and you could find yourself flying… to the Big Apple, for one of the world’s biggest marathons, the ING New York City Marathon. Whether you’re lacing your trainers for the 50km ultra from Joburg to Centurion, the 21.1km half-marathon for serious runners, or the family-friendly 10km race, participating in this year’s Bonitas City2City guarantees you […]

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Dr Ross Tucker speaks out on the Comrades doping case

Give Mamabolo a chance by Dr Ross Tucker The unfortunate developing story around 2012’s Comrades Marathon champion Ludwick Mamabolo is an unwanted, but important reminder of the spectre of doping that hangs over elite sport. With the Olympic Games of 2012 on the horizon, doping is likely to be a common subject of discussion, and the case of Mamabolo illustrates some important principles in the fight against doping.

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KZNA and CMA disappointed with positive doping tests at 2012 Comrades

Statement on doping at Comrades Marathon KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) are disappointed with Tuesday’s notification from the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) of positive tests in the 2012 Comrades.  

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