Latest News for: Africa marathon


Gelant’s second place in Cape race bolsters his Olympic hopes

Independent online (SA) 13 May 2024
... Durban International Marathon ... He was South Africa’s best performer in the marathon at the previous Games in Tokyo ... Even though it’s my second time in South Africa, I enjoy running in this country,”.

How a 52-year-old trained for a tough ultra marathon in the Sahara

Live Mint 10 May 2024
The cross-country medallist soon graduated to half and full marathons, until he discovered ultra-running ... Over the next few years, he ran similar distances in Cambodia, Chile and Iceland, besides the Comrades Marathon (89km) in South Africa in 2019.

Marathon man Elroy Gelant still pushing for ‘something special’ at Paris Olympics

Independent online (SA) 09 May 2024
... Africa alongside Stephen Mokoka via points. Gelant won the Athletics South Africa National Marathon Championships during the Durban International Marathon a fortnight ago in a good time of 2.09.32.

Kenya Partners with Marathon Digital to Refine Cryptocurrency Policies

Cryptopolitan 07 May 2024
During the Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya’s president met with the MARA team to discuss how our digital asset data centers can spur energy development in the region and foster US-East Africa trade relations ... and East Africa.

Get ready for action and adventure at the Knysna Oyster Festival 2024

Independent online (SA) 06 May 2024
Since its inception, the festival has become a highlight on the annual events calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from South Africa and around the world. Knysna Forest Marathon..

Elroy Gelant wins Durban International Marathon to become SA champion again

Independent online (SA) 28 Apr 2024
Elroy Gelant’s fantastic running season continued unabated on Sunday as he won a second national marathon title courtesy of victory at the Durban International Marathon incorporating the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Marathon Championships.

Inside Sir Jim Ratcliffe

The Daily Mail 27 Apr 2024
A year earlier, the INEOS boss celebrated turning 60 by taking part in the Comrades Marathon in South Africa - the world's oldest ultramarathon, which covers 55 miles between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Simon Sibeko ‘not scared of fierce competition’ at SA marathon championships

Independent online (SA) 26 Apr 2024
SIMON Sibeko is feeling no pressure as he prepares for the weekend’s Athletics South Africa (ASA) Marathon Championships as the country’s reigning king of the 42.195km distance ... “The marathon depends solely on good quality training before the race.

Will the ANC survive the 2024 elections?

Independent online (SA) 26 Apr 2024
As South Africa heads into yet another post-apartheid election, ruling African National Congress (ANC) - which has been riven by divisions in the democratic era - faces yet another threat from a splinter party.

I started running to woo my wife, Rishi Sunak tells ‘Hardest Geezer’

AOL 25 Apr 2024
Russ Cook, the 27-year-old British endurance athlete, completed his 352-day journey, covering more than a marathon a day, in Tunisia on April 7 ... The runner, from Worthing in West Sussex,  completed the equivalent of 385 marathons across Africa.

Breathless Rishi goes on morning run with

The Daily Mail 25 Apr 2024
My morning run with, congrats on Project Africa hitting £1 million.' ... Russ Cook, 27, finished the London Marathon on April 21 in four hours, 25 minutes, and 40 seconds - just two weeks after completing his Africa adventure.

Onakoya: Playing Chess from The Slum to World Record

This Day 23 Apr 2024
... the longest chess marathon, not for personal glory, but to raise US One million dollars for the education of children in Africa, and to build a free chess academy and a STEM innovation lab in Lagos.

Nigerian, American chess masters stage world-record attempt with 60-hour marathon in NYC

Usatoday 22 Apr 2024
Onakoya, who is from Nigeria, aimed to raise $1 million for Chess in Slums Africa — a charity he founded in 2018 that teaches children about the game across the continent — during the marathon.

And they

The Daily Mail 21 Apr 2024
A record number of runners are expected to stomp through the streets of the capital this morning as they take part in the London Marathon ... Runners in fancy costumes arrive in Greenwich Park ahead of the start of the marathon.

London Marathon weather forecast as thousands of runners take to streets

Metro UK 21 Apr 2024
A record number of people will take part in the London Marathon today, with over 50,000 people taking part ... ‘If you’ve been training hard for the London Marathon, you’ve probably been training in the rain and under the influence of low pressure.’.