Running for democracy in Empondoland

Just a few days after the sixth General Elections, runners taking part in the three Empondoland Marathon events finishing at Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Sunday will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. The three events – a 42.2km standard marathon, a 21,1km half marathon and a 10km race – are hosted and organised by the Lusikisiki Harriers as a celebration of a quarter of a century of democracy in South Africa. The 42,2km…

"Running for democracy in Empondoland"

SABC, ASA agree to broadcast Comrades

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) announced on Monday they have reached a one year agreement which will result in the Comrades, Cape Town Marathon and Soweto Marathons being broadcast this year. Due to the dispute, The Two Oceans Marathon was not broadcast last month for the first time since live broadcasts of the event began. The Comrades Marathon, which takes place on 9 June 2019, will be broadcast live…

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Gelant & Xaba gun for ONERUN

The Boxer AC duo of Elroy Gelant and Glenrose Xaba have confirmed their entry into the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019. Gelant has made an impressive start to the year after battling with injury in 2018 while Xaba has used the off season period to good effect to recover from a busy 2018. Although Gelant has put in solid performances after a hernia operation in April 2018, he was…

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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"

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"

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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Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon Defending champion Cosmas Muteti and Lydia Nasimiyu Wafula claimed contrasting victories for Kenya in the 17th annual Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon which took place in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The 42km and 21km events which started and finished in the town of Moshi in Tanzania, attracted a field of just over 6 000 entrants with the top places being dominated by Kenyans. 2018 winner Muteti completed the 42km in…

"Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019"