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I got nothing out of going to the Olympics – Phalula

Independent online (SA) 17 Jul 2024
Phalula remains the only black woman to represent South Africa in the marathon at the Olympics ... “I was very happy and motivated to be on the team to represent South Africa at the Olympics ... Painfully for her, corporate South Africa also did not bother.

The Worst Olympic Games Fiasco in History

Greek Reporter 14 Jul 2024
The start of the Marathon at the St ... Felix “Andarin” Carbajal, the Cuban marathoner who lost his donated funding in a dice game in New Orleans and had to hitch rides to St ... While respected American marathoners Sam Mellor, A.L.

Gelant’s quest for gold may not be pipe dream

Independent online (SA) 10 Jul 2024
Unrealistic as it might seem to most, the South African Marathon champion has ambitions of standing on the top podium in Paris next month ... As if that was not enough, Gelant also won the national half-marathon title.

Job not done yet, says Gerda Steyn as Olympic marathon preparation begins in earnest

Independent online (SA) 09 Jul 2024
Set to represent South Africa in the women’s marathon at the quadrennial showpiece event, Steyn could have been forgiven for taking time off from her busy scheduled after winning the Comrades Marathon in record time on June 9.

Lee Flynn completes legendary South African ultramarathon

TimesDaily 07 Jul 2024
Lee Flynn said he was inspired by his grandfather, Norman Flynn, when he decided to start training for the Comrades Marathon, the oldest and longest ultramarathon in the world that is held annually in South Africa ... .

O\u2019Keeffe adds to Bix\u2019s Olympic legacy

Quad-City Times 06 Jul 2024
Olympic trials marathon — in her first-ever attempt at that distance — she became the 63rd woman who has run in the Quad-City Times Bix 7 to also qualify for a spot in the Olympics ... Ran marathon for Mexico in 1992 and 10,000 meters for the U.S.

Central Rly runner, 57, attains rare feat in SA

The Times of India 28 Jun 2024
City-based Ravindra Verma, a 57-year-old chief loco ...

Londoner continues epic trans-Africa run after release from South Sudan jail

The Observer 27 Jun 2024
Deo Kato had already run more than the length of Africa – the equivalent of more than 200 marathons – when he was arrested near Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on 2 June.

How Access Bank is Promoting True African Identity

This Day 26 Jun 2024
Access Bank’s investment in sports with the annual Lagos Marathon, featuring African athletes from various African countries also symbolises the rich promotion of Africa’s cultural identity ... Africa’s Day Celebration within Access.

President: For Energy Transition to Succeed, Our Vulnerable People Must Be Supported

This Day 25 Jun 2024
Breaking . 27 mins ago. •Hosts standard chartered bank executives. •Moody’s new rating gives Nigeria positive outlook, excited Edun boasts ... To run a marathon, you need energy today. Nigeria holds the largest reserves of gas in Africa ... .

Marathon Digital Expands To Europe

Bitcoin World 22 Jun 2024
Marathon has recently powered up a two-megawatt data center in Finland’s Satakunta region ... In February, Marathon revealed plans to explore opportunities in Africa to show that Bitcoin mining can help the energy sector.

Top elite runners to watch for in 2024 at Grandma's Marathon

Duluth News Tribune 19 Jun 2024
DULUTH — Nine former champions of Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon are returning to Duluth and Minnesota’s North Shore this week seeking to celebrate another win in Canal Park.

Mokoka ready to shine on biggest stage

Independent online (SA) 19 Jun 2024
That he has proven himself as one of South Africa’s most consistent marathoners, with his personal best time of two hours, six minutes and 42 seconds – the second fastest by a local after Gert Thys...

Western Railway Official Completes South Africa's Grueling Comrades Marathon-2024

MENA FN 19 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - IANS) Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) In a unique feat, a Western Railway (WR) official has completed the Comrades Marathon-2024 in South Africa, which is considered one of the toughest ... .

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