Latest News for: Africa marathon


Mark Bristow: Dream big and work hard

Elko Daily Free Press 15 Sep 2023
He grew up in South Africa and was always involved in sports and athletics – “I’ve run more than 200 standard marathons.” ... “South Africa was a very dynamic place as I grew up,” Bristow said ... I think they were just petrified of Africa ... And AngloGold Ashanti, out of South Africa, bid us.

Team up with one of these heroes and you could win a Toyota Fortuner

Independent online (SA) 12 Sep 2023
With his impressive track record and confident driving style, he continues to put South Africa on the rally driving map and remains one of the best in the business ... Sam Sanders is a professional cyclist and marathon rider who has represented South Africa.

Mike Rowbottom: Mexico marathon mayhem - why the first short cut was the deepest

Inside The Games 11 Sep 2023
"I know this because I have participated in 65 marathons." ... Lorz then legitimately won the Boston Marathon in 1905 with a time of 2hr 8min 25sec ... In 1993, Herman Matthee was stripped of his gold medal from the 55-mile Comrades ultra-marathon in South Africa after video evidence showed he had ridden in a taxi for almost twenty-five miles of the route.

Self-confidence key to good performance, says SA silver medallist Engelbrecht

Eye Witness News 08 Sep 2023
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Pieter Engelbrecht stole second base when he won a silver medal at the ICF Canoe Marathon Masters Championships in Vejen, Denmark. Team South Africa was made up of a tight-knit group of master paddlers ranging from ages 43 to 77 with Engelbrecht racing in the 50-54 category.

Thousands brace heavy rains for record breaking Asogli yam carnival 

Ghana Business News 04 Sep 2023
20 Years of Selfless and Inspiring Leadership,” and an anti-corruption day celebration, a youth forum, and a summit of Ewe traditional leaders in West Africa, forms part of the lineup of activities. There are tennis tournaments, a marathon, and almost all pubs in the municipality are lit with loud music and endless revelry ... Source. GNA ....

Brazil shine again in Paracanoe as juniors tackle canoe marathon races in Vejen

Inside The Games 01 Sep 2023
Lima Luciano of Brazil triumphed in the men's KL1 division ©Svend-Erik Boysen/2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships, Denmark ... South Africa's Georgia Singe and Holly Smith were crowned women's junior K2 champions ©Bjørn Thomsen/2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships, Denmark.

Who is the 'hardest geezer' running the length of Africa for charity?

The Independent 22 Aug 2023
... to run the entire length of the continent of Africa for charity.Who is the the Hardest Geezer? ... Project Africa began on 22 April and, if completed, will be the equivalent of Cook running 360 marathons in the space of 240 days.

On The Run: Bernd Heinrich’s Big Race

The Recorder 07 Aug 2023
Phil Krajewski, of Eastport, Maine, who won the Boston masters’ division in 2021; Susan Vogt-Brooks, a veteran ultrarunner who once completed the 89-mile Comrades Marathon across South Africa; assorted high school cross-country runners keeping in shape during the summer; and ...

Turkish delight at Chengdu 2021 as Ghana win first gold

Inside The Games 06 Aug 2023
They proved too strong for Poland who came second in 3.05.10 with South Africa sealing bronze in 3.05.17. Turkey also triumphed in the women’s and men’s half marathon team events, while Sezgin Atac was crowned men’s half marathon champion ... Kitagawa won women’s half marathon gold in ...

Sehohle, Saina win Orange Phikwe National Marathon

Mmegi Online 31 Jul 2023
Listen. SELEBI PHIKWE. Folavio Sehohle from South Africa and Kenyan Sheila Saina are this year's winners of the Orange Phikwe National Marathon ... marathon. .

Spare a thought for running pioneers such as Gabashane Vincent Rakabaele

Independent online (SA) 23 Jul 2023
A lot of runners across the country will be saying prayers on Sunday night as they anticipate the draw for the 2024 Two Oceans Marathon. “The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” has gone the route of the other major races around the world by getting runners to apply for their participation.

From marathon glory to jail: Nigeria’s ‘great race fiasco’

Al Jazeera 22 Jul 2023
His victory at the Milo International Marathon in Lagos on October 9, 1994, set off jubilation in the stands ... In a bid to make the Lagos race as prestigious as possible, the organisers had incurred significant expense to invite top international marathoners, many from East Africa.

Okpekpe Road Race Gets AIU Clean Bill for Ninth Straight Edition                            

This Day 20 Jul 2023
The Okpekpe international 10km road race is the first road race in West Africa to get a label rating when it was granted a bronze label status in 2015 ... It remains the first road race in Nigeria recognised by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Could YOU manage the longest walk on Earth? 14,334-mile route from Cape Town to eastern ...

The Daily Mail 15 Jul 2023
The route takes you from Cape Town, South Africa, to Magadan in north-east Russia, and is entirely walkable ... Born to run? Extreme athlete, 26, who is known as Worthing's 'Hardest Geezer', is running the 15,000km length of Africa by doing back-to-back marathons - WITHOUT rest days.

‘Don’t feel like I belong’ : A Zimbabwean athlete in South Africa

Al Jazeera 13 Jul 2023
“For example, the Lagos marathon pays $50,000 to winning athletes.” ... An estimated one million people have migrated outside Africa over the years as the economy collapsed ... But in April 2022, Mudzinganyama won the Seshego Marathon, a 50km (31-mile) race held in South Africa’s Limpopo province.