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Voet van Afrika 2015 cancelled

Voet van Afrika

The historic Voet van Afrika Marathon, at Bredasdorp in the Overberg has been cancelled for this year. In what is regarded as bad news for South African athletes and the Overberg community the organising committee, including Mega Group, the Bredasdorp Athletics Club and the local authorities have to announce regretfully and after days of serious deliberation, that the Voet van Afrika Marathon, the half marathon and 10km as well as the Voet van Afrika MTB Challenge have been cancelled for 2015 only. [Read more…]

ASA Team for Beijing 2015

wayde van Niekerk

Athletics South Africa (ASA) announces the team for Beijing 2015, the IAAF Senior World Championships, scheduled for 22 to 30 August in China. [Read more…]

ASA statement related to Soweto Marathon

Run Run Run

There have been recent media reports which have implicated Athletics South Africa in the affairs of Soweto Marathon. [Read more…]

SA Team for Moscow selected

Moscow Track

Athletics South Africa (ASA) will be sending a team of 27 athletes to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (10-18 August). [Read more…]

New sponsors Comrades

Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon

Global athletic leader New Balance announced  their official signing of the technical footwear and apparel multi-year sponsorship contract for the Comrades Marathon, the world’s greatest ultra marathon and one of South Africa’s premier sporting events. [Read more…]

Moshiywa wins Comrades

Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa

Pretoria – South Africa’s Claude Moshiywa on Sunday won the 88th Comrades Marathon. [Read more…]

Interview with Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa

Claude Moshiywa interview –

1.  We are counting down days till Comrades Marathon on the 2nd of June, 17 to be exact. How has the training been going?

My training has been excellent this year. In 2011 I got my best up run result, so based on that result and the training I did then , I looked at the programme and made some changes here and there, so let’s see if it all comes together on the day. But I feel good and it’s now time to recover and wait. At least the early mornings and long runs are over for now. These are always hard but when you do them it makes you mentally strong as well. [Read more…]

Interview with Stephen Muzhingi

Stephen Muzhingi - Craig Fry

Stephen Muzhingi – Craig Fry

Stephen Muzhingi interview –

1. We are counting down days till Comrades Marathon on the 2nd of June, 17 to be exact. How has the training been going?

Yes it is close now to race day. The training has been fine. I feel that I am in as good shape I was at the last up run. I am over my calf injury I got at Two Oceans so it was hard work and I had to catch up training, but I can feel my body is good now. I have worked hard at speed so I feel that I am faster now than I have ever been. [Read more…]

Zola after Comrades Silver

Zola Budd

Zola Budd

The legendary Zola Budd will be part of a field of nearly 20000 athletes to take to the road for the 2013 Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 2 June.

Budd completed her first ever ultra-marathon last year alongside good friend and Comrades veteran Bruce Fordyce who finished his thirtieth race.  The pair ran the last 25 kilometres of the race side by side to finish in a time of 8 hours 6 minutes and 9 seconds, which secured bronze medals for both. [Read more…]

Top finish for Nzima; Van Zyl fifth fastest

Irvette van Zyl - London

Irvette van Zyl – London

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 – Over the past weekend, Sibusiso Nzima finished sixth at his first marathon ever while Irvette van Zyl (formally Van Blerk) became the fifth fastest female marathon athlete in South African history after finishing 10th at the London Marathon. [Read more…]