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Kenya Airways Becomes Official Airline Partner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

The number of global brands entering into partnerships with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon increased on Wednesday as awarding-winning airline, Kenya Airways joined the rich list of partners. With Access Bank as Headline Sponsor, the rich list of partners include 7UP...

Kandie’s 21km time – is this a revolution?

by Stephen Granger Kibiwott Kandie’s world record-breaking run in the Valencia Half Marathon was a remarkable feat of distance-running. Kandie led three others across the line faster than his Kenyan compatriot Geoffrey Kamworwor’s former world record of 58 min 01 sec....

CR7 faster than me says Bolt

The fastest Man in history, Usain Bolt says Juventus and Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is faster than him.Bolt describes Ronaldo as a "super athlete" who would beat him in a race.The Jamacian won Olympic Gold in the men's 100m...

Edo 2020 Sports Festival gets Dec.03 date

The severally postponed 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) originally meant to take place in March through April 2020 in Benin City, Edo State, now has new definitive dates. The new dates for the multiple sports competition tagged Edo 2020 is...

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon limits participants to 10,000 for 2021, eyes Gold Label...

The organizers of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has announced two major changes to the 2021 edition of the Silver Label race. Bukola Olopade, the race consultant and CEO for Nilayo Sports Management Company has revealed that only...

The Golden Trail: blessings and injuries in The Azores

Horta, Faial Island, Azores Rain is regarded as an African blessing so the weather may have been tipping a cap to the region where the sport of trail running originated centuries ago, on Thursday (October 29) as the Golden Trail...

The Cape Town Marathon: engaging legends for peace

The participation of some of the greatest athletes of all time in this year’s Sanlam Virtual Cape Town Marathon has created an opportunity for the marathon to grow into a global phenomenon with massive social impact, if you listen...

South Africa’s Mackenzie and Rorich to take on world’s best in Azores

Following the successful return to international track and road running competition in recent weeks, trail running is set to follow suite, with an important international event scheduled to take place on the Portuguese Azores Islands at the end of...

Made-for-TV Cape Town Marathon drama as Mothibi, Bothma win

Edward Mothibi and Annie Bothma were crowned the overall 2020 Sanlam Virtual Cape Town Marathon champions, as many of South Africa’s leading marathoners engaged in intense battle in three of South Africa’s cities to decide the final outcome. While thousands...

Made-for-TV Sanlam Virtual Cape Town Marathon drama as Mothibi, Bothma win

Edward Mothibi and Annie Bothma took gold as the overall 2020 Sanlam Virtual Cape Town Marathon winners, in an event that saw many of South Africa’s leading marathoners engaged in intense battles in three cities on Sunday (October 18). Forty-three...