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Athletics

African and world athletics from an African angle, here on SPNAfrica News, with Live athletics events and Video On Demand stories on SPNAfrica.com

It’s a long way from Ceres to Flagstaff for South African super-star athlete

Adriaan Wildschutt, 25, has come a long way since his early days in the farming community at the Western Cape town of Ceres, but he has his feet firmly on the ground as the multiple track record-breaker sets his...

Raydon’s Bay to Bay win sets him on target for a strong 2024 season...

Twenty-nine-year-old Tymebank Langa athlete, Raydon Balie, regained his Bay to Bay 30km title over the weekend (Sunday 21 January) with a convincing victory over the traditional out and back race between Cape Town’s coastal suburbs of Camps Bay and...

Project Noordhoeked’s William Chirwa exciting new trail running talent

Fifteen minutes into our Long Beach walk from the Noordhoek Car Park, our guide suddenly recalls he had forgotten to collect and hand out fabric bags for us to collect plastics littering the beach. “No problem,” says our guide. “You...

African marathon triumph in Valencia

Thirty-two-year-old Ethiopian Sisay Lemma moved up a notch or two in world marathoning with an emphatic victory at the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Marathon in ideal conditions in the Spanish port city this morning, becoming the fourth fastest marathoner of...

Otter African Trail Run earns prestigious SANParks award

The Otter African Trail Run has walked off with a prestigious ‘Kudu Award’ at the annual South African National Parks awards ceremony in Johannesburg this week, with the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park, through which the...

Simpson and McCann shine brightly in the Ultra-trail Cape Town 55km

Robbie Simpson and Toni McCann took the honours on Day One of the RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town this morning (Friday 24 November), racing clear of their rivals in the 55km ‘Peninsula Traverse’ which took place on Cape Town’s trails,...

Trail-running – changing attitudes and forging strong partnerships for conservation

More than 400 international and many more South African athletes prepare to tackle one of five races at this weekend’s RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town (RMB UTCT), celebrating the synergy between health and wellbeing from participating in the sport and...

RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town remains on course for Africa’s biggest and best trail show...

Athletes from all corners of the globe have arrived in South Africa to take part in the continent’s premier trail event, the RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town, which brings the traditional end to the global trail running season next weekend. Established...

Running great Mary Keitany empowers young women to Achieve in Stellenbosch

They are small of stature but gigantic in spirit and delivery and they’re making massive footprints in Africa, changing the lives of young women. Four former female running greats from Africa are ploughing back what they gained from the...

Elhousine leads an Africa 1-2-3 at the Golden Trail World Series Grand Final

Leading Moroccan trail athlete, Elhousine ‘Hassan’ Elazzaoui, raced to a superb victory in the Golden Trail Series Grand Final, in the northern Italian town of Noli over the weekend (22 October 2023) while Romanian newcomer to the sport, Madalina...
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