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Steyn breaks SA marathon record
Despite cold, windy and wet conditions, reigning Comrades and Two Oceans champion Gerda Steyn managed to break Coleen de Reuck’s long-standing national marathon record on Sunday in Sienna, Italy. Racing at the Xiamen Sienna Tuscany Elite Marathon, Steyn’s phenomenal tenacity and her sustained training through the global lockdown ensured... Read more
Edward Mothibi defers marathon dream to become Comrades champ
Sometimes life doesn’t pan out the way we planned. Edward Mothibi dreamed of competing against the world’s best marathoners over the challenging 42.2km race distance, but his career didn’t pan out that way. But rather than give up on his dream, this father of three from Magogoe Koikoi village... Read more
2019 champs ready for Virtual Comrades Marathon
Organisers of the iconic Comrades Marathon will stage the world’s largest virtual event – Race The Comrades Legends – this Sunday, 14 June 2020. The cancellation of the race due to the Covid-19 pandemic was a massive blow to the sporting calendar. The next best thing to the real... Read more
A festival of running enjoyed over the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon weekend
Just under 1,000 runners kicked off a weekend of running in the Mother City as they hit the trails on the slopes of Signal Hill in near perfect conditions for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 22km Peace Trail Run. Trail action Teboho Noosi and Bianca Tarboton not only successfully... Read more
Registration open for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
About 26,000 runners will descend on Cape Town this weekend, to run Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status city marathon. This year’s event is billed as the most ambitious as far as the elite-athlete contingent is concerned, and will offer a larger, more exciting registration at the world-class Century City... Read more
[NOVEMBER] Old Mutual Soweto Marathon
Date: 3 November 2019 The people’s race is back! Entries for the 26th edition of the Soweto marathon, half marathon and 10km opened on 1 May. In recent years, the race reached capacity and sold out quickly, so organisers are urging runners to enter early to avoid disappointment. However,... Read more
Don’t become a victim of the post-race blues after Two Oceans
With only a few days left until the 50th edition of the iconic Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon, excitement is building. The next few days will be filled with taper runs, high-carb meals and a trip to the race expo. Before you know it, you’ll be lining up on... Read more
[SEPT] Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Date: 15 September 2019 The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was again awarded Gold Label status in 2018 by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Later that year it obtained the coveted Sports Industry 2018 Mass Participation Event of the Year award, was voted ‘Event of the Year’ by... Read more
Conquer the 2019 OMTOM with these 90-day training programmes
With less than 90 days to go before the 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, it’s time to set a goal for your performance on race day. Prof Ross Tucker, exercise physiologist and high-performance sports science consultant shares insights on how to prepare for the race with a weekly... Read more
UP SEMLI study makes endurance sports safer for participants
A first-of-its-kind local study has led to a 64% reduction in life-threatening medical emergencies encountered during marathons and other major endurance events, while other medical encounters, including all types of injuries, were reduced by 29%. The study was conducted by Professor Martin Schwellnus of the University of Pretoria’s Sport,... Read more