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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

Kipchoge, Omanyala and Kipyegon headline Kenya’s dream team to the Paris Olympics

The Olympic trials at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi this past weekend revealed the athletes who will represent Kenya at the Paris Olympics. The nation aims to improve upon its 2020 performance in Tokyo, where it ranked 1st in Africa...

Gerda and Piet sizzle at 97th Comrades Marathon: SPNAfrica’s report card

Piet Wiersma and Gerda Steyn will wear the 2024 Comrades Marathon crowns with pride as the dust settles on yet another exceptional event which left few participants or observers believing that the footrace between Durban and Pietermaritzburg could be...

Five out of five for Kane

Kane Reilly lived up to his reputation as one of the country’s foremost trail athletes, with an emphatic victory at the 21st Old Fisherman’s Trail Challenge (OFTC) in Cape Town over the weekend (Sunday 8 June), while Lijan Burger...

Fritz and Max in search of an African Dream

Seventy-seven days into their journey, German siblings and adventurers extraordinaire, Fritz and Max Sitte, are well on course to better the Cape to Cairo record of 301 days for running across Africa. The brothers represent the latest in a flurry...

Elroy Gelant to strengthen South Africa’s Olympic Marathon team

Elroy is packing for Paris! South African leading distance athlete, Elroy Gelant, received the best news of the year, with confirmation that he had been allocated a late position in the Olympic Marathon team for Paris in August. Gelant has been...

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...
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