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First Quarter of Comrades Entries Gone!

First Quarter of Comrades Entries Gone!

08 September 2015 - Just one week into the 2016 Comrades Marathon entry process and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that over a quarter of the 20,000 entry cap has already been filled. The en...
Comrades Entries Flying In!

Comrades Entries Flying In!

04 September 2015 - Barely four days into the 2016 Comrades Marathon entry process, over 4000 entries have already been received, and you can visit www.comrades.com to view the rising entry barometer. The three-month ...
2016 Comrades Entries Open 1 September

2016 Comrades Entries Open 1 September

31 August 2015 - Entries for the 2016 Comrades Marathon, the 91st edition of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, will open tomorrow, Tuesday 1 September 2015. The entry period will close on 30 ...
Comrades Gives R4.6 Million to Charities

Comrades Gives R4.6 Million to Charities

27 August 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over more than R4.66 million to its six official charities on Wednesday 26 August. These funds were raised from its 2015 Comrades Marathon ...
Comrades 2016: It Will Humble You

Comrades 2016: It Will Humble You

13 August 2015 - The 2016 Comrades Marathon campaign was launched by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in Johannesburg on Thursday 13 August, with the proudly South African 2015 Comrades Marathon winners, Gif...
Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor

Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor

05 August 2015 - The Soweto Marathon is proud to announce Old Mutual as its new title sponsor for the next three years. With the backing of Old Mutual, the Soweto Marathon will host about 21,000 runners and walkers...
SA winner in Mauritius Marathon

SA winner in Mauritius Marathon

21 July 2015 - Four South African athletes ran to podium positions in the sixth LUX Mauritius Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km on 19 July, with veteran Angelique Rabie winning the marathon in 3:33:37 and C...
First Modern Athlete Club Seminar Hits the Spot!

First Modern Athlete Club Seminar Hits the Spot!

21 July 2015 - Last week Thursday, 16 July, the recently launched Modern Athlete Club held its first info seminar in Johannesburg, an evening of short, informative talks by leading athletes and experts, with a fu...
Modern Athlete is looking for Weekend Promoters

Modern Athlete is looking for Weekend Promoters

21 July 2015 - We’re looking for part-time promotional staff to do regular brand activations for Modern Athlete at various events in all the major centres, including parkruns. • So, are you passio...
Approved: Gauteng North branch of Modern Athlete Club!

Approved: Gauteng North branch of Modern Athlete Club!

17 July 2015 - The Modern Athlete Running Club is already up and running in Central Gauteng, and today we got the go-ahead to launch our second branch. (And more are coming soon!) The light blue vest of the ...
Modern Athlete’s Rene Wins in Knysna

Modern Athlete’s Rene Wins in Knysna

14 July 2015 - Running in her Modern Athlete colours, Rene Kalmer ran away with the win in the popular Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Half Marathon on 11 July). She clocked 1:19:09 to win comfortably from Andr...
Sprinter Simbine Joins Sub-10 Club

Sprinter Simbine Joins Sub-10 Club

02 July 2015 - On Wednesday night sprinter Akani Simbine became only the second South African to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m sprint when he clocked 9.99 seconds to win the event at the 20th European A...
Wöstmann Aiming for Olympics

Wöstmann Aiming for Olympics

01 July 2015 - Caroline Wöstmann, winner of both the 2015 Comrades and Old Mutual Two Oceans ultra-races, has set herself a new challenge: She wants to qualify for next year’s Olympic Marathon. Sh...
Gift to race Cape Town Trail 100km

Gift to race Cape Town Trail 100km

30 June 2015 - Following his recent Comrades 2015 win, Gift Kehele has a new target in sight; to conquer South Africa's iconic Table Mountain by racing the 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) on 3 October. The...
LEBOGANG PHALULA SPRINTS TO VICTORY

LEBOGANG PHALULA SPRINTS TO VICTORY

08 June 2015 - Defending champion Lebogang Phalula sprinted the last kilometre to win the Durban leg of the Spar Women’s Challenge in 33.36 minutes on Sunday morning. Phalula ran much of the race alongs...
Nel Sets PB

Nel Sets PB

21 May 2015 - Wenda Nel opened her international campaign at the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing on Wednesday by winning the 400-hurdles in a new personal best time of 54.37s The Tuks/hpc-athlete’s win...
Competition & Fun: The fitCal Night Trail excites!

Competition & Fun: The fitCal Night Trail excites!

20 May 2015 - WORDS: Barry Tanner The third fitCal Night Trail Run was held on Monday 18 May at the picturesque Country Club Johannesburg in Woodmead. Runners could choose between a gentle 5km route and a m...
Provisional SA Squad Announced

Provisional SA Squad Announced

18 May 2015 - A provisional SA squad has been announced to compete at the World Champs in Beijing this August. Athletes will still be able to qualify until 10 August 2015.  SA senior squad for the IAAF ...
Makhanya Still On Top

Makhanya Still On Top

12 May 2015 - Bouncy Mapaseka Makhanya has retained her position at the top of the SPAR Grand Prix ladder, despite finishing eighth in the second Spar Women’s 10km Challenger in Port Elizabeth on Saturday....
The Best Value Per Kilometre

The Best Value Per Kilometre

30 April 2015 - WORDS: SARAH HEARN “This is a big one” nodded Richard Ayres with wild eyes, 40km and 10 hours into the Merrell Hobbit 100. The trail lends itself to superlatives and exaggerati...
Kipsang a guest at LUX* Mauritius Marathon

Kipsang a guest at LUX* Mauritius Marathon

29 April 2015 - The World-Champion, Ex-World-Record-Holder and winner of great marathons like Frankfurt, Berlin, London and New York, Wilson Kipsang and his wife Doreen will be guests of the Mauritius Ma...
Murray raced his heart out for home fans

Murray raced his heart out for home fans

28 April 2015 - South African Richard Murray gave it his all in a bid to finish on the podium at Sunday’s Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town.   In the end Murray finished fourth after being pas...
The 2015 Colgate Road Race Entries Still On!

The 2015 Colgate Road Race Entries Still On!

28 April 2015 - A message from race organisers below: “Runners and members alike seem to be under the impression that the Colgate race entries have closed, please note that this is not the case. En...
Legends Marathon Receives AIMS Accreditation

Legends Marathon Receives AIMS Accreditation

21 April 2015 - The annual Legends Marathon will take a massive leap on its third edition this year that will surely put Buffalo City and the Eastern Cape on the map of international marathons. The Legends Maratho...
Old Mutual Live - Banting For Runners

Old Mutual Live - Banting For Runners

21 April 2015 - On this episode of Old Mutual Live, Professor Tim Noakes joins David Katz to talk about the Banting Diet and how it relates to your running. Have a listen below. Don't miss a single ep...
Shange sets another first with victory at SA's

Shange sets another first with victory at SA's

20 April 2015 - Lebogang Shange proved on Saturday by winning the 20km race walk at the South African Championships that there is still no stopping as he set another first with his winning time of 1 hours and 23 m...
Varsity Athletics Goes To Stellies

Varsity Athletics Goes To Stellies

16 April 2015 - The next edition of Varsity Athletics is just a few days away (Monday, 20 April) and the anticipation is rising for the Sportainment event of the year to hit the student town of Stellenbosch. As us...
Akani Inspired By Bolt

Akani Inspired By Bolt

16 April 2015 - Jamaica’s legendary athlete, Usain Bolt, might just be the inspiration Akani Simbine needs to break ten seconds for the 100 metres. Ever since the South African Championships in Pretoria ...
Simon Magakwe Banned For Two Years

Simon Magakwe Banned For Two Years

15 April 2015 - Simon Magakwe, the only South African to run 100m under 10 seconds, has been banned for two years after refusing to submit an out-of-competition test, ASA President Aleck Skhosana confirmed yesterd...
One Week Left For 2015 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process

One Week Left For 2015 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process

15 April 2015 - With 45 days to go to the 90th Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has reminded runners who were unable to enter the 2015 race during the official entry period (1 September...