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  • Netshifhefhe, who won in a time of 03:07:56, was the first South African to win the ultra since 2003, when Mluleki Nobanda took line honours. Since then the race has been dominated by Zimbabwean runners. Russian athlete Biktagirova won her first attempt at an ultra distance event in 03:35:04, the second fastest time ever for [...]

  • The regional contest featured teams from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and hosts Zambia. Malawi topped the medal table with three gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal. Zimbabwe placed second ahead of South Africa. Soke began his title defence cautiously, aware of his principal…[Read more]

  • In the past, I always read about run/walk programmes with the bias of a seasoned runner. Runners run, walkers walk, and never shall the two be joined in union. Until this week. After reading up about the run/walk philosophy it became clear that correctly using walk breaks during your running not only reduces the chance [...]

  • Ter de Villers won the men’s 400m hurdles in a qualifying time of 48.71 seconds followed by Alwyn Myburgh (48.99) and Ockert Cillers (49.18). The surprise of the evening was that the number one hurdler in the country, LJ van Zyl, missed out, coming fourth in 50.43. He still has three more weeks to better [...]

  • The International Olympic Committee said Thursday it was disappointed it had not been informed about Christie’s involvement in the relay. “The IOC has not been consulted about this and we wish we had been as we would have certainly strongly recommended not to give an invitation to an athlete who has an Olympic ban,” IOC [...]

  • Kaniskina finished in one hour 25 minutes and 11 seconds, but the world record remains in the hands of another Russian, Olimpiada Ivanova, who set 1:25:41 in winning the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland in August 2005. – SAPA-AFP

  • “The one thing that you have to cling very firmly to is that if audiences, crowds and spectators believe for one moment that what they’re watching is illegitimate, we might as well all be watching WWF wrestling,” he said. The Jones case “has put some systems in place and woken a few people up to [...]

  • Thumbnail ING New York City Marathon, United States of America, 25 November 2007 South African Hendrick Ramaala finished third in 2:11.25 to establish himself as one of the most consistent athletes over the New York course. He won here in 2005 and finished second in 2006, narrowly losing in a desperate lunge for the line to Kenyan [...]

  • Thumbnail ING New York City Marathon, United States of America, 25 November 2007 South African Hendrick Ramaala finished third in 2:11.25 to establish himself as one of the most consistent athletes over the New York course. He won here in 2005 and finished second in 2006, narrowly losing in a desperate lunge for the line to Kenyan [...]

  • ThumbnailAt the pre-race briefing in Mirik, an Indian mountaintop tea plantation village in the Darjeeling district, race director Mr CS Pandey announced: “This is not a race for winning. It is a race for enjoying.” When you’re about to experience five days of running in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, with views during two stages [...]

  • ThumbnailAt the pre-race briefing in Mirik, an Indian mountaintop tea plantation village in the Darjeeling district, race director Mr CS Pandey announced: “This is not a race for winning. It is a race for enjoying.” When you’re about to experience five days of running in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, with views during two stages [...]

  • Pillay, 100m and 200m sprinter, will make her first appearance of the season at Germiston where she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Evette de Klerk, who set the SA record 18 years ago in the 100m at the same track in 11.06 seconds. Pillay came close in 2005 with 11.07 but she [...]

  • The sprinter, who has previously served a two-year ban, was selected by UKA to represent Great Britain at next month’s World Indoor Championships against their own wishes, because they felt their hands were legally tied. The 29-year-old returned from his two-year ban in 2006 after testing positive for tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), but his selection…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailThe weather in South Africa is generally great and you probably just want to get out the front door to go running most days. So why own a treadmill? Well, unfortunately we can’t always just head outdoors to run. Sometimes the weather closes in or we have time limits, kids to look after, concerns over our [...]

  • ThumbnailConsidering all the New Year’s Resolutions that go unfulfilled, you might be able to get a barely touched high-end treadmill for less than a brand-new second-rate model. We asked a couple of experts in the health and fitness equipment industry to tell us what to keep in mind when buying a used treadmill. Look for a reputable name . [...]

  • ThumbnailOK, let’s begin a really obvious one. You will need electricity to power your new treadmill (unless it is self-powered), so look for a room with an available plug socket. You may need an extension lead to reach the wall socket, so make sure the lead is safely laid where it can’t accidentally trip you – [...]

  • But it certainly has its merits. I have entered Ironman Austria, happening on the 13th of July this year. Thus, I’m going to do everything in my power to ensure that the day goes according to plan and that I achieve the goals I have set myself. It’s quite a goal – 3.8K swim, 180K [...]

  • Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has asked world sport’s highest court to overturn a ruling that he is ineligible to compete in the Olympics. The 21-year-old Pistorius appealed the decision Wednesday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, saying he does not get an unfair advantage from his prosthetic racing blades. The [...]

  • Athletes aiming to qualify in the 10 000m for the Beijing Olympics have a golden opportunity to achieve their dream on Friday, at the Eastern Province Track and Field championships. “Eastern Province Athletics has agreed to allow athletes from other provinces to compete at their provincial championships in Port Elizabeth this Friday, 15 February at [...]

  • Sure that would be a great idea. A shoulder holster and a Dirty Harry .38 special would do wonders to enhance your experience of running. I can only see your fellow runners feeling a whole lot more comfortable knowing they have a trigger-happy vigilante with them to blaze away any suspect- looking characters. Don’t stop [...]

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