Comrades Marathon

 
Who said running is free?
Who said running is free?
Putting foot to ground and setting off for a run can be done by anyone at anytime. It’s shocking at first then when you realise just how...
‘Fluke’ winner may miss next Comrades
‘Fluke’ winner may miss next Comrades
In an effort not to waste anybody’s time, as they put it, Comrades organisers asked team managers to each select 10 athletes who should attend...
Mantashe turns up the heat on ANC KZN members and Supra is accused of sowing division
Mantashe turns up the heat on ANC KZN members and Supra is accused of sowing division
ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has demanded disciplinary action against KZN party delegates who heckled and prevented him from addressing...
​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...

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