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  • I had recovered from some injuries when I last wrote, making my “comeback” from an ITB op and weakly supported ankles, and managed to run half an hour! That was huge for me and I got to enjoy the feeling that in my opinion only comes from a run out in the open air, preferably [...]

  • “No plot to hijack the Beijing Olympics deserves the moral high ground it claims,” the official China Daily said Tuesday in an editorial. China maintains that protesters are attempting to politicise the August 8-24 Olympics and that they are doomed to fail, claiming most people around the world are opposed to linking controversies with the [...]

  • Ekkart Arbeit, ASA’s head coach is upbeat about the team’s preparations for Beijing. He said about the African Championships: “The competition is going to be tough, but we expect more athletes to qualify for Beijing. For example Tsolofelo Thipe (400m) could be pulled by her counterparts to qualify the IAAF A standard. Geraldine Pillay has [...]

  • Gatlin filed the appeal with sport’s highest court on 28 February, seeking to void the first of his two doping violations in order to allow him to compete at this year’s Beijing Olympics. A U.S. arbitration panel reduced Gatlin’s suspension from eight years to four years, but that still would prevent him from competing in [...]

  • “I am very appreciative of the CAS for setting a schedule that will allow a decision in time for me to pursue my goal of qualifying for the Olympics. This case is important not just to me, but to all disabled persons who just ask for the chance to compete fairly on the sporting field [...]

  • The former Olympian has struggled to resurrect his athletics career since serving a two-year ban for using designer steroid THG. He won 60 metres silver at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia in March but is banned from Olympic competition and promoters have closed ranks to prevent him running at most other meetings. Chambers told [...]

  • General Manager of ASA, Linda Ferns said that it was disappointing that this has happened again. “The stadium is technically not ready for the competition. For example, the discus and hammer cages have to be replaced, there are cracks in the track, and holes in the run up for the javelin. The landing mats for [...]

  • By 5km (14:50) the lead pack had whittled down to four, with Zimbabweans Portipher Dopmbajena and Luwis Masondo the main instigators, and Dlomo content to be pulled by the group. Turning back onto Nelson Mandela drive, however, Dlomo and Mr Price’s Jabulane Gwebu pulled away, opening 30 metres on the chasing group. The duo went [...]

  • Outside the stadium, police scuffled with pro-Tibet demonstrators. At least 20 demonstrators were detained after challenging a police cordon. They failed to disrupt the final leg of the Greek torch relay – from the Acropolis to the stadium. The protesters chanted “Save Tibet” and unfurled a banner which read “Stop Genocide in Tibet.” Police security [...]

  • In Kenya last year the women’s senior team title had been the only success for the green vested runners from the Ethiopian highlands. Otherwise they had been routed by their Kenyan hosts, as well Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese and the Netherlands’ Lornah Kiplagat. Had it just been the heat of the Indian Ocean coastal city which [...]

  • Ngamole is taking to the road for the first time since he was crowned the national marathon champion in his maiden attempt at the distance in eThekwini on 8 February. Aware of his new status, Ngamole is guarded about making too many predictions. “I never expected to do so well in my first marathon. Although [...]

  • Runner’s World wrote a new blog post: lauren@jmht.co.za – photo 9 years, 2 months ago

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  • Runner’s World wrote a new blog post: lauren@jmht.co.za – photo 9 years, 2 months ago

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  • Runner’s World wrote a new blog post: lauren@jmht.co.za – photo 9 years, 2 months ago

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  • Dlomo qualified for the Olympic Games after clocking a lifetime best of 2 hours 10 minutes and 37 seconds at the Milan Marathon last November. In his first race this year, Dlomo has a clear target. “I will be happy to cover the distance in less than one hour and four minutes. That would confirm [...]

  • “While I regret the absence of Haile Gebrselassie, I respect his decision,” Rogge said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But the games are far stronger than the individual. The marathon will be a great success and there will be a great champion.” The 34-year-old Ethiopian runner, a two-time Olympic 10,000-meter champion, said earlier [...]

  • ThumbnailOn Saturday, people who’’ve never bothered going out onto the Two Oceans Marathon route before came out to cheer on the brave Australian cerebral palsy sufferer as he took on the 56km ultra, his longest race ever. He started the race an hour before the main field and finished 10 hours and four minutes later, well [...]

  • ThumbnailOn Saturday, people who’ve never bothered going out onto the Two Oceans Marathon route before came out to cheer on the brave Australian cerebral palsy sufferer as he took on the 56km ultra, his longest race ever. He started the race an hour before the main field and finished 10 hours and four minutes later, well [...]

  • ThumbnailIt’s complicated, but the basics are thus: my kids Jami and Sebastian live in Denmark and I only get to see them 4 times a year – and this past Easter week and weekend was one of them. What an awesome week we had together. You’’ve heard the cliché “quality time?” Well, this was that and [...]

  • “We have plotted a flat course through the Seshego townships. This should make a comfortable run for the mass participants looking forwards to an enjoyable outing on the road. At the same time elite athletes expecting to clock impressive times cannot afford to miss this golden opportunity,” said Atlee Maponyane, Limpopo Athletics President.…[Read more]

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