HOWICK — The top male and female athletes at the Mandela Day Marathon on August 25th in Pietermaritzburg will have riches to go with the prestige of winning the 42,2km road race run in honour of the Father of the Nation. The full standard-distance marathon takes place from the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg at Manaye Hall in iMbali — where Nelson Mandela made his last public speech on 25 March 1961 at the All-in-Africa conference —…"Entries close for lucrative Mandela Day Marathon"
ROAD runners have the chance to take part in an exciting event that links the Howard College and Westville campuses in Durban when the UKZN Campus to Campus 10km race and 5km fun run take place on Sunday, July 28. The undulating 10km event starts at Howard College campus on the Berea with its spectacular views over the Durban harbour. Runners will then wind their way through the Westridge residential area to King Cetshwayo Highway,…"Campus to Campus a celebration of health"
Brazilian Deivid Silva was crowned the winner of the 2019 Ballito Pro after convincingly defeating Australian Jack Freestone in the final of the 51st edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event on Sunday. The last day of the first QS10,000 rated World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) event was held in 1.3 – 1.5 metre (4-5ft) surf at Willard Beach in Ballito, with occasional larger set waves and a strong Southerly cross-shore…"Silva shines brightest at Ballito Pro"
For the first time since the inception of the Totalsports Women’s Races in 2001, South Africa’s largest Women’s Day Celebration will be hosted on one day across South Africa’s three major cities. The event will all take place in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town on National Women’s Day, Friday, August 9. The Totalsports Women’s Races proudly support PinkDrive, a non-profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education and providing and offering…"Hat-trick for Totalsports Women’s Races"
In one of the big upsets of this year’s Ballito Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event, defending champion Peterson Crisanto was eliminated in an all-Brazilian heat. Compatriots Lucas Silveira and Flavio Nakagima advanced ahead of Crisanto and Rafael Teixeira. The Brazilians are known for their explosive surfing and aerial skills, but it was a surprisingly quiet heat. The crowds gathered on Willard Beach for another full day of world class…"Defending champ ousted at Ballito Pro"
There were big wins and tough losses in the Ballito Pro pres. by O’Neill at Willard Beach, Ballito on Wednesday. Organisers and competitors were greeted with clean but small 0.5 – 1 metre (2-3ft) waves for Day 2 of the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 rated event. Former two-time event winner (2010 and 2017) and local favourite Jordy Smith (Durban), who is currently fourth on the World Tour rankings, was happy to…"Jordy starts with a win"