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From PhD to Paris: Mhlongo juggles medals, marriage & more in pursuit of Paralympic gold

3 May 2024 — Mpumelelo Mhlongo is a busy man. When he’s not working his day job as a structured finance consultant at Investec, he’s busy with his PhD in chemical engineering, or spending time with his new wife. Incredibly, in the hours in between, the 30-year-old …… read more

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The World’s Highest Road Marathon

22 April 2024 — My wonderful experiences climbing and trekking in Pakistan in the 1990s had a major impact on my decision to take part in an organised running adventure in Pakistan, which is why I signed up for the Khunjerab Pass Marathon in 2019. Allow me to take you …… read more

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This is Sparta!

22 April 2024 — The third edition of the annual Spartan Baby Badass Ultra (SBBU) will take place in Johannesburg towards the end of April, with runners attempting this incredible challenge in order to raise funds for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. Rob Riccardi, …… read more

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SA champs wraps up with four new automatic qualifiers for Paris Olympics

21 April 2024 — The SA Athletics Championships came to an end in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday with four athletes having added their names to the list of automatic qualifiers for the Olympic Games later this year. They were Zeney Geldenhuys and Rogail Joseph in the 400m …… read more



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Akani takes sixth SA 100m title as women’s 400m hurdles produces two Olympic qualifiers

19 April 2024 — The women’s 400m hurdles provided one of the highlights of day two of the SA Athletics Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Friday. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Zeney Geldenhuys was pushed all the way to the final hurdle by Rogail Joseph, just p …… read more

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Glenrose takes care of unfinished business as SA athletics champs kick off in Maritzburg

18 April 2024 — Glenrose Xaba finally has her hands on a national 5000m title. The 29-year-old has claimed gold six times before in the 10,000m but never in the shorter of the distance events on the track. On day one of the SA Athletics Championships in Pietermaritzbu …… read more

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New-look Tatjana shakes off injury to shine at SA champs

16 April 2024 — Tatjana Smith is in a happy place. The former Tatjana Schoenmaker is newly married, swimming fast again, and on top of the world – literally. That’s after rising to the top of the world 200m breaststroke rankings at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqe …… read more

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PUMA UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NITRO™ VAN

5 April 2024 — Gqeberha, 4 April 2024 – PUMA is introducing a NITRO™ VAN to enable runners to engage with the brand’s comprehensive range of NITRO™ running shoes at Absa Run Your City 10km races and at a series of 5km warm-ups. The NITRO™ VAN, which houses about 200 …… read more

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FOURTH ANNUAL ADIDAS RACE EVENT: WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES GEAR UP FOR ADIZERO: ROAD TO RECORDS SHOWDOWN ON CAMPUS IN HERZOGENAURACH

5 April 2024 — South Africa, April 5, 2024: Today, adidas Running announces an all-star line-up of athletes, new race distances and speed-focused course updates for the fourth iteration of its annual Adizero: Road to Records event, held at the brand’s headquarters in …… read more

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Teen talent Ramokgopa making her mark in senior ranks

3 April 2024 — By Karien Jonckheere Tumi Ramokgopa admitted the nerves kicked in when she lined up for the 400m hurdles at the final ASA Grand Prix meet of the season in Johannesburg last week. At just 16 years old, it was only her third race against senior athletes, …… read more

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