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Elroy and Tadu race up a storm in Gqeberha

Elroy Gelant continued his extraordinary run of distance-running success on the weekend (Saturday 1 June), with a clear-cut victory in tough conditions at the Nelson Mandela Half Marathon at the Eastern Cape city of Gqeberha, while world-class Ethiopian, Tadu...

Stellar qualifiers raise Africa’s hopes of a Paris gold heist

Building on a number of stellar performances in Olympic qualifiers, African athletes are primed for success at the Paris Olympics. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency Preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are in full swing and African countries are assembling...

Pickard clinches the ‘MUT Miler’ in a weekend of top trail racing in George

Douglas Pickard underlined his class as an ultra-distance trail athlete with an emphatic victory in the 166km ‘MUT Miler by UTMB’ run around and over the Outeniqua Mountains in the Southern Cape city of George over the weekend (Friday...

Marathon road to Paris: Elroy still hoping to make the cut

Four South African athletes who have qualified for the Paris Olympic Marathon in August have been included in the initial squad following the SASCOC announcement last week, but just twelve weeks ahead of the race, the current national marathon...

Wano on top of the world in the Jonkershoek Mountains

Namibian-born athlete, Wano Katjiri, enjoyed one of his best days out on the trails, earning a hard-fought victory over Patrick Cameron-Smith in the annual Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge over 38km, the first leg in the four-race Mountain Challenge series by...

Kenyans on top in Cape Town but Elroy makes it a Red Letter Day...

Kenya reigned supreme at the Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10K this morning (Sunday 12 May), but new star Vincent Langat had his work cut out before getting the better of South Africa’s rejuvenated running machine, Elroy Gelant. Twelve...

It’s a red letter day as running’s elite and Cape Town’s city runners prepare...

Two years ago Stillwater Sports CEO Michael Meyer spoke of his vision of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY 10km series becoming the best road running series in the world.  Sunday’s Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10km is likely...

Aynslee wins big at UCT Memorial 10km as champions of the past remember Isavel...

Leading South African track, road and cross-country athlete, Aynslee Minnaar, raced to the sixth-fastest winning time in the history of the UCT Memorial 10km on Sunday (5 May), while Stellenbosch-based Athletes Academy athletes dominated the men’s competition, placing four...

Road runners heading to UCT to remember road running legend

More than a thousand runners are expected to line up at the start of the annual UCT 10km Memorial Race in the University Middle Campus precinct early Sunday morning. The race, now in its 41st edition, remembers past member of...

It’s the Ryan and Tshepo show again in top track meeting

History almost repeated itself in another top-flight men’s 1500m race, the highlight of this evening’s (29 April) athletics at the Cape Miler Club & Endurocad WA Challenger Series 2 Meeting on a perfect night at the University of the...
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