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Entries open for 2023 Comrades Marathon

LOCAL Entries have opened for the 2023 Comrades Marathon. Next year’s race, another down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, will take place on June 11. Entries will be capped at 20 000 athletes. The Comrades Marathon Association launched the 96th ultra-marathon race in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.   Chairperson Mqondisi Ngcobo says, “We[…]

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Comrades qualifying details to be submitted by 12 July

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 is the final date for submission of qualifying details for this year’s Comrades Marathon. The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) IT & Entries Team is currently processing the information submitted by athletes, in terms of qualifying time and race, running club details, provincial club licence number and[…]

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SA runner home after Palestine marathon win

Cape Town runner Mervin Steenkamp was given a warm and rapturous welcome at Cape Town International airport on Wednesday afternoon, fresh from his win at a global marathon in Palestine. Steenkamp, a man from an impoverished background, did the Mother City proud when he won the The Right to Movement[…]

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Runners raise awareness on trafficking at CT Marathon

Two organisations who are working on the issue of human trafficking in South Africa joined forces and launched a campaign at the Sanlam Cape Town marathon on Sunday. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has always been staged on the Sunday nearest to the 24thof September, South Africa’s Heritage Day. The[…]

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Boston bomber suspects’ friend to plead guilty

A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is expected to plead guilty to a reduced charge of lying to the FBI. In a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors amended the charges against Khairullozhon Matanov. He had been charged with lying and with deleting information from his computer. A judge scheduled[…]

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