ARTICLES RELATING TO COMRADES MARATHON

Pretoria advocate runs Comrades while reading book to promote literacy

2019-06-12 11:52

A Pretoria advocate has found a cause close to his heart and is running with it – literally.

Comrades women’s champ Steyn proud of record ‘bonus’

2019-06-10 16:29

The record was just a bonus, said this year’s women’s Comrades champion Gerda Steyn after her barnstorming performance on Sunday which took her over the finish line in 17th position overall at Scottsville racecourse.

Bone cancer sufferer from Thabazimbi runs her 4th Comrades

2019-06-07 19:49

Shortly after the 47-year-old marathon- and trail-running enthusiast completed her first Comrades in 2013 she’d learn that her breast cancer, first diagnosed in 2007, had returned.

‘Young and fit’ Burgess (80) ready for 18th Comrades

2019-06-05 14:57

Age is just a number for this year’s oldest Comrades Marathon runner, Alf Burgess, who turned 80 years old two weeks ago.

Choosing running shoes a science, not fashion

2019-05-24 14:52

With just 17 days left before the much-anticipated Comrades Marathon race, experts say choosing the right pair of running shoes is paramount.

Double ‘Down Run’ to mark Comrades centenary

2019-05-16 10:43

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that there will be two consecutive “Down Runs” in the years 2020 and 2021. This follows this year’s “Up Run” on June 9. The reason given by organisers is that the body will be celebrating its cent

Comrades in potential TV blackout

2019-04-24 15:41

With 45 days left before the much-anticipated Comrades Marathon, there is still no guarantee that the popular race will be televised live, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed.

Comrades Marathon champ slams ASA

2018-07-04 16:29

Comrades Marathon champion Ann Ashworth has declined selection to run in the World 100km Championships, criticising Athletics South Africa for not supporting developing athletes, and calling on other runners to make a stand on how funds are spent.

Burgess breaks his word to become oldest Comrades finisher

2018-06-12 12:08

There is no stopping Alf Burgess.

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Comrades on crutches: Amputee runner's race of a lifetime

Seeing Luvuno in his athletics gear, it's hard to imagine that just two years ago he was destitute, living under a bridge in Pretoria, addicted to alcohol and nyaope.

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Here's what Comrades record-breaker Gerda Steyn eats for breakfast - and why she believes in red meat 'boosts'

2019-06-12 07:55

She got into long-distance running as a way of meeting people after moving to Dubai.

Two Oceans ‘not to blame’

2019-06-10 16:17

Local road running hero Bongmusa Mthembu says he can’t blame his failure to defend his Comrades Marathon title on Sunday on running the Two Oceans Marathon at Easter.

Comrades vs The Comrades

2019-06-07 15:00

Councillors feel Msunduzi is being disrespected by the Comrades Marathon Association and that the City is not getting its money’s worth from helping to sponsor the race, which pumps millions into the local economy.

Two new medals in honour of Comrades greats

2019-06-04 15:28

The Comrades Marathon Association has introduced two new medals to commemorate some of their athletes who have made their mark on The Ultimate Human Race.

Potholes, streetlights, police: it’s all systems go for the big race

2019-05-23 12:30

It's all systems go for the Comrades Marathon, with a multi-stakeholder meeting on Wednesday saying preparations are at an advanced stage.

Sponsors in panic mode as SABC and ASA fail to reach agreement

2019-05-03 14:55

Comrades Marathon sponsors are in deep panic mode as the SABC and Athletics South Africa (ASA) fail to reach an agreement on a broadcast deal for one of the country’s most prestigious events.

City okays R1,65 mln for Comrades

2019-04-09 15:30

The City’s executive committee has approved sponsorship of R1,65 million for the Comrades Marathon for three years.

MEC praises KZN’s Mthembu for Comrades achievement

2018-06-12 12:43

Three-time Comrades Marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu does not seek the spotlight, but his recent dominance in the marathon has earned him praise from KZN MEC for Sport Bongi Sithole-Moloi, and deservedly so.

Victor Bongmusa makes his family — and KZN — proud again

2018-06-11 17:08

As Bongmusa Mthembu stormed towards the finish line to win his third Comrades Marathon title at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday, his siblings struggled to hold back their tears of joy as their hero made them proud again.

Fears over Mthembu’s fitness for race

2018-06-06 16:00

Comrades Marathon Association officials are crossing their fingers that nothing comes of speculation that reigning champion Bongmusa Mthembu might miss the 2018 race on Sunday, along with 101 Russian entrants, for different reasons.

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