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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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Entries for 2014 Two Oceans open today

Online entries for the 2014 ‘Designed to Run’ Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon open at 10am today. The 45th Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 19 April 2014, and the entry limit of 11,000 runners is expected to be reached. To participate in the Ultra Marathon, runners must have completed at least one full marathon (42.2km) after 1 July 2013 in a time of less than five hours. Qualifying times are not […]

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Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day a massive hit

The inaugural Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day was a massive hit with 12,000 runners in total participating in celebration of Mandela Day and paying it forward for those less privileged in our society. The target of 670 teams running 67km in honour of the 67 years that Mandela gave in service to South Africa was not only reached but exceeded as many corporates entered numerous teams.  More than 1000 teams with over 11,000 […]

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New Balance a new sponsor to the Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has welcomed New Balance as the new footwear and apparel sponsor to ‘The Ultimate Human Race’. New Balance will cement itself as the official sportswear brand to the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon as of 1 July 2013. New Balance’s mission is to become the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance footwear and apparel. With their slogan, ‘Let’s make excellent happen’, the company is all set to capture a larger […]

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Haile Gebrselassie Marathon set for Ethiopian debut

Moray Mountain Sports of San Diego are excited to announce the creation of the first annual Haile Gebrselassie Marathon to be held on Sunday, 20 October 2013 in Hawassa, Ethiopia. Tim Murphy of Moray Mountain Sports started Elite Racing of San Diego and is also the man responsible for such now-commonplace innovations as blending kids and elite races, music and bands along race courses and multi-loop races. Murphy created such prestigious events as the Carlsbad […]

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Get physical at the 2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

Be sure to wear your party hat when you head down to Knysna between 28 June and 7 July this year, as the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary – and with more than 100 events on the programme, there will be fun for everyone. “Knysna has long been regarded as the pearl of the Garden Route,” said Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt. “And with pearls being the traditional gift […]

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Ladysmith gears up for 48th Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon

The 48th edition of the Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon promises to be yet another great event for KwaZulu-Natal’s road running fraternity as many take to the 52km course between Bergville and Ladysmith in the hope of notching up a valuable Comrades Marathon qualifier. With months of preparation having gone into the build up to the event runners, organisers, sponsors and the local community in general is relishing the event taking place on Saturday 13 April […]

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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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