Its Two Oceans time

As befits one of South Africa’s major ultra-marathons, the 50th Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has attracted a sprinkling of Africa’s best athletes who will all be chasing time in the 56km and half marathon events on Saturday. A potent Kenyan contingent has drifted into Cape Town this week and that country’s world dominance of men’s distance running is likely to continue on the tip of Africa with Thompson Magawana’s record of 3:03:44 – set…

"Its Two Oceans time"

Cows aims to swim Lake Malawi for CHOC

A group of brave open-water swimmers plan to swim across Lake Malawi later in April to raise funds for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. The core of the group of swimmers has already experienced this sort of challenge before, having successfully completed the dangerous eight kilometre crossing of Lake Jozini in 2018, and they have now set their sights on the 24-kilometre crossing of Lake Malawi. The group is made up of…

"Cows aims to swim Lake Malawi for CHOC"

PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win

Himeville – After what was a disappointing Absa Cape Epic by their high standards, the PYGA Euro Steel team will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they line up for the 2019 KAP sani2c Race from 16-18 May. Illness to Philip Buys in the lead up to the world’s premier mountain biking stage race last month meant that he and partner Matthys Beukes couldn’t fire on all cylinders. They showed what they…

"PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win"

Gelant sets season’s best at DCM

ELROY Gelant produced the quickest half marathon time by a South African this year at the Durban City Marathon on Sunday when he blitzed around the beachfront course in 61 minutes 57 seconds. The Durban City Marathon route lived up to its billing as a fast course with the Boxer Athletic Club runner battling for the entire 21km with young rising KZN star Mbuleli Mathanga, who ended up just six seconds behind the winner in…

"Gelant sets season’s best at DCM"

White, Hearder win Kamberg

Tyronne White and Christie-Leigh Hearder emerged as double champions at the Fuel & Gas Kamberg Classic MTB & Trail Run on Sunday. White (Team Ballito Bicycle Co), winner of last month’s Wartburg Classic, edged out Andrew Hill (Darkhorse Wheels) in Sunday’s 65km MTB race to consolidate his early lead in the Quattro ROAG Series. Meanwhile last year’s joint women’s ROAG Series champion and also a winner in Wartburg, Christie-Leigh Hearder, also made it two wins from…

"White, Hearder win Kamberg"

Davids, Zazini shine at youth champs

Global champions Luke Davids and Sokwakhana “Soks” Zazini lived up to the hype on Thursday (28 March 2019) securing national titles in their specialist events on the opening day of the Twizza ASA U18 and U20 Track & Field Championships at the Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium in Paarl. Davids, who lined up as the firm favourite in the junior men’s 100m final after winning the short sprint title at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires…

"Davids, Zazini shine at youth champs"

Schoeman cruises to SA Tri title

It was no surprise when Henri Schoeman completed a start-to-finish victory in the King Price SA Triathlon Championships and Durban Premium African Cup on the Durban beachfront on Sunday, March 24. As expected for a swimmer who regularly leads international events out the water, the Rio Olympic silver medallist was over a minute quicker than any of his rivals in the opening 400m swim leg and then held his lead throughout the rest of the…

"Schoeman cruises to SA Tri title"

Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing

The North West Province will be treated to a weekend of exciting off-road racing when the 17th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic returns to ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, June 1, 2019; followed by the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run a day later. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run provide a perfect weekend breakaway for families. The events aim to provide the best off-road routes on offer in…

"Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing"

Comrades Qualifying criteria

May 2, 2019. That is a red-letter day for all Comrades hopefuls who have entered the 2019 Comrades but still need to submit their qualifying time to the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA). May 2 is the deadline to submit qualifying times, so there are only five weeks remaining to get a qualifying run in for those hopefuls who still have not finished at least a standard marathon since August 26. Below is a list of…

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