Oh So Close!

So what do you do when you’ve shattered the Comrades Marathon women’s record, won the Two Oceans Marathon in near-record time, and posted the fastest marathon by a South African in years? You go after the SA Marathon record… and you don’t let a global pandemic get in the way. That’s what Gerda Steyn did in the recent London Marathon. – BY SEAN FALCONER

Lucky Miya

Third Time Lucky!

They call it South Africa’s toughest mountain race, a life-changing adventure, and that’s why the K-Way SkyRun 100km is on many a trail runner’s bucket list, and winning it is one hell of a feather in the cap of any runner. And that makes it all the more impressive that Lucky Miya will be going after a third win this November. – BY SEAN FALCONER

Carla1_Andrea Molinaro

To Touch a Signpost

What’s a runner to do when you’ve been training for months for two ultra-marathons, and then suddenly the world goes into lockdown and all events gets cancelled? Well, SA-based British athlete and 2018 Comrades Marathon gold medallist Carla Molinaro went looking for a different challenge, and in the process wrote her name into the Guinness Book of Records. – By Sean Falconer