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Kenya and Ethiopia have long dominated long-distance events while South Africa and west Africa are big on shorter distances and field events. But is that all changing? Find out here, on news.spnafrica.com and spnafrica.com

Eliud Kipchoge, in support of virtual Lewa Safari Marathon, shows star pulling-power.

Whenever Eliud Kipchoge runs, the world takes notice, affording the Kenyan athlete similar status to that given to Roger Bannister after the English doctor had broken through the four-minute mile barrier at Oxford in...

Breaking new ground, Cape Town Marathon goes virtual

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2020 will go ahead and will host runners from all corners of the planet, according to the organisers - but with one major caveat: the race will be offered...

Ferguson’s retirement was due to his wife – Evra

Former Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of the Old Trafford club because of his wife. Ferguson was United manager...

Kipchoge, Bekele may take centre stage at London Marathon

The postponed 2020 London Marathon could be staged with elite athletes only according to race director Hugh Brasher.Brasher said that was one of 10 options that are "changing all the time", which could also see a further...

SA’s Ryan Sandes sets the pace with 100-miler #Homerun.

South African ultra-trail runner Ryan Sandes is recovering after a Corona “lockdown” run around his home turned into one of the most arduous training "100-miler" runs of his career. “It was a lot tougher...

IAAF announce new date for World Championships

The organizers of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the United States have announced that the event will be moved forward, three weeks earlier than planned.This is to avoid a clash with the 2022 Common Wealth Games...

Van Niekerk looks for positives in Tokyo 2020 postponement

Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk says that while the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus outbreak was a “downer” the delay will give him time to regain full fitness after a long...

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Patagonia has a new CEO. Why should we care?

Patagonia is a world leader in the "responsible outdoor wear" segment. Think "Body Shop for outdoor and recreational clothing and gear". Like...

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