Comrades Marathon

 
​Sporting scams: Who’s fooling who?
​Sporting scams: Who’s fooling who?
The recipe for a good sporting hoax requires equal parts chutzpah and desperation, best if blended with a dollop or two of luck. Sporting hoaxers...
Comrades winner sets sights on Olympics
Comrades winner sets sights on Olympics
Caroline Wöstmann has been invited to compete in the New York Marathon in November and coach Lindsey Parry has said much will depend on her...
South Africa runs to a clean sweep at the Comrades
South Africa runs to a clean sweep at the Comrades
The 90th Comrades Marathon belonged to South Africa and it was about time, too.
What's up, Comrades?
What's up, Comrades?
"The Comrades up run poses one of the toughest challenges in running anywhere in the world," writes Comrades Marathon coach Lindsey Parry in an...
Running away from pain was first step to Comrades greatness
Running away from pain was first step to Comrades greatness
When Jackie Mekler was a young man, he used to get up in the middle of the night and run to work. After a day of training as a printers' apprentice...
How running junkies find their next fix
How running junkies find their next fix
This year's Comrades winner, Bongmusa Mthembu, keeps his next to his bed. A running friend of mine keeps hers in the bathroom.
Greenwood stuns Russians to take gold
Greenwood stuns Russians to take gold
Bongmusa Mthembu also won his maiden title in the men's race after clinching the 'down run' title by a comfortable margin.
Comrades veteran back for more
Comrades veteran back for more
"Comrades is a race that gets under your skin," says Scotsman John Sneddon. "The atmosphere throughout the race is second to none. You know when...
Local hero Claude Moshiywa wins Comrades
Local hero Claude Moshiywa wins Comrades
Moshiywa, who was third in 2011 and ninth last year, took the lead from countryman Johannes Kekana after four hours on the road, and...
Comrades winner Mamabolo to receive trophy, prize money
Comrades winner Mamabolo to receive trophy, prize money
Mamabolo (36) was cleared of doping charges earlier this week, after an inquiry committee found multiple irregularities in the testing...
Comrades winner Mamabolo delighted to be cleared of doping
Comrades winner Mamabolo delighted to be cleared of doping
"I am delighted that I now have my good name and livelihood back," Mamabolo said on Wednesday.
Comrades winner's B-sample tests positive
Comrades winner's B-sample tests positive
Mamabolo, whose A-sample tested...

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