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Closing date for Comrades brought forward

September 6, 2008 by

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Link THE change of date of the 2009 Comrades Marathon to May 24 means Comrades runners will have to be sharper on their feet over the next nine months as the closing dates for entries has been brought forward to March 31 2009, and will not be extended. The Comrades date was changed in order […]

Sithuba covers himself in Comrades glory

July 4, 2008 by

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Link HE WAS prepared to stretch the pain barrier in his objective of finishing one of the country’s most enduring and prestigious races – the Comrades Marathon. For Melikhaya Sithuba, from NU2 in Mdantsane, the 10 years of sweat, blood and tears finally paid off. The 23-year-old athlete made his Mdantsane community proud when he […]

Kenyan runners to compete at 2009 Comrades

June 19, 2008 by

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Link Kenya has promised to send athletes to take part in next year’s Comrades marathon, a spokesman for KwaZulu-Natal premier S’bu Ndebele said today. SLIDE SHOW: Comrades Marathon: a brief history VIDEO: 2007 preparations for Comrades “In the next years they will definitely endeavour to ensure that they send participants,” said Logan Maistry. Kenya said […]

Comrades in need of a local hero

June 15, 2008 by

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Link We’ve all seen the poor bastard who is first to be cordoned off by the Comrades Marathon security staff at the end of the race, having failed to beat the gun that signals the final cut-off time. Our empathy for the absolute waste of time the bloke’s just subjected himself to lasts for all […]

South African runners aim to recapture Comrades Up Run

June 11, 2008 by

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Link There were a few smiles at Mr Price early on Tuesday when they announced the names of the South African runners in their elite squad for Sunday’s Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. Fusi Nhlapo, Sipho Ngomane and Vladimir Kotov, all previous winners of the KwaZulu-Natal epic, were named in the Mr Price squad […]

Comrades to move to May date from 2009

May 16, 2008 by

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Durban – The Comrades marathon in 2009 and 2010 will move back to May to avoid clashes with the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, Athletics South Africa and the Comrades Marathon Association announced yesterday. The 2009 race will be on May 24. This means the 84th Comrades will see over 12 000 runners line […]

Andrew Laing cycling to Comrades

April 26, 2008 by

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Link A marathon end to a marathon journey Published Date: 24 April 2008 By Eileen Bell UIST’s roads will be looking pretty good to one cyclist this summer. North Uist’s Andrew Laing is to return to the islands to complete the multi-sport adventure race, the Heb Challenge, from June 29 to July 4. But he […]