Running

Who to watch at the 2017 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon

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The top athletes from various clubs around South Africa are preparing to compete at this year’s Old Mutual Soweto Marathon and make it into the top 10.   “The elite field in this year’s marathon promises fireworks upfront,” says Old Mutual Chief Marketing Officer Vuyo Lee. ”Anticipation is high for another exciting run. This race is now the fastest-growing marathon ...

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Entries open for magnificent stage race

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Entries are now open for the 2018 Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Mountain Bike and Trail Run Stage Race events taking place 3 to 4 February and 10 to 11 February 2018 respectively.  Keen trail runners and mountain bikers will once again have the opportunity to race in this unique conservation area right at the start of the annual stage race season. ...

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Salomon South Africa partners with Ultra-Trail Cape Town

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In a move that forms a powerful collaboration between two benchmark brands in the trail running arena, Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT) has welcomed Salomon on board as presenting sponsor. On 2 December 2017, UTCT will celebrate its 4th year of continued growth, as well as its debut on the Ultra-Trail World Tour. The event, which includes race distances of 35km, ...

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Mosiako upsets Mokoka to win FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

It was expected to be a battle between inform Precious Mashele and SA 10km Record Holder, Stephen Mokoka at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, but it was Thabang Mosiako who spoiled the party to destroy a quality field on Sunday, 24 September 2017.  Mosiako claimed gold in an impressive time of 29:51.  Glenrose Xaba came into the women’s race as the form athlete and did not disappoint crossing the finish line first in 35:39.  Seen here:  Thabang Mosiako claiming gold at the 2017 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

It was expected to be a battle between inform Precious Mashele and SA 10km Record Holder, Stephen Mokoka at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, but it was Thabang Mosiako who spoiled the party to destroy a quality field on Sunday, 24 September 2017. In chilly and windy weather conditions, the who’s who of South African Road Running along ...

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Scott chasing fast time at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Multiple SA Record Holder, Dominique Scott-Efurd will be returning home for the first time in 18 months to race in the inaugural  FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October.  Last seen racing on SA soil at the SA Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch in April 2016, Scott-Efurd is looking forward to returning home.  “I am incredibly excited to be racing in Durban. It is almost 18 months since I was home.  To be able to line up for this race is a huge privilege,” said Scott-Efurd from the USA. Seen here:  Dominique Scott-Efurd in action.  Photo Credit:  Global Athletics

Multiple SA Record Holder, Dominique Scott-Efurd will be returning home for the first time in 18 months to race in the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017. Last seen racing on SA soil at the SA Track and Field Championships in Stellenbosch in April 2016, Scott-Efurd is looking forward to returning home. “I am incredibly excited ...

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Mengistu Negewu successfully defends title

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Cape Town, 17 September 2017 – Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions. Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, race favourite Laban Mutai, Duncan ...

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The race to conserve the wild magic of Monties

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The Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is an essential Drakensberg trail run for those with an adventurous spirit and a commitment to conservation. In South Africa, outdoor enthusiasts are blessed with an unbelievable variety of well-managed trail running, road running, mountain biking and other endurance events. Everything from stage races to endurance swims is available in this fitness-frenzied country. ...

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Durbanites set to ‘Beat Bolt’ at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Durbanites will be granted a unique opportunity to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017.  “As speed will be a definite factor at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in October, we’re excited to play our part by hosting an action packed PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ on route competition,” says Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa.  “The activation will be a #ForeverFaster 100m sprint that will be timed.  The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over 100m will take home a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.  The competition is a fun way to generate additional hype on route while encouraging both runner and spectator interaction.  We’d like to challenge all FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN entrants to #BeatBolt at what will hopefully be the ‘fastest 10km in the world’.”  Photo Credit:  PUMA

Durban – Durbanites will be granted a unique opportunity to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017. With the introduction of a fast, flat route, an impressive R212 000 prize purse and the announcement of an elite local and international field of runners, event organisers are confident that the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will ...

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