Athletics News Articles

Nike’s We Run Jozi 10km launched - 07 Sep 2012

Nike has launched its We Run Jozi 10 kilometre race to be held on 7th October, 2012, and is one of 34 races to take place in Nike's  2012 global We Run series - which aims to inspire, enable and connect runners around the world. read more

ASA CEO set for internal hearing - 20 Aug 2012

Internal disciplinary procedures against Athletics SA (ASA) CEO Frik Vermaak are expected to begin in September, with ASA president James Evans announcing on Sunday that Vermaak will face a number of charges at an upcoming hearing – according to media reports. read more

SA athletics could lose sponsor for 2013 - 17 Aug 2012

South African track and field looks likely to be without a sponsor from next year, according to media reports. read more

Second Comrades runner fails doping test - 03 Aug 2012

A second Comrades medalist has been named after reportedly testing positive for a banned substance following this year's marathon, according to media reports. read more

Dates confirmed for London 2017 - 01 Aug 2012

The IAAF has confirmed the dates for the 2017 World Athletics Championships that will be held in the Olympic Stadium in London. The nine day competition will begin on Saturday 5th August and finish on Sunday 13th August. read more

Athletics SA wants ruling for relay - 09 Jul 2012

Athletics SA has asked the sport’s world governing body to make a ruling on which legs of the 4x400m relay Oscar Pistorius can run in, ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. read more

SA Gym for Life Challenge set for CT - 03 Jul 2012

Gymnasts from all over South Africa are preparing to converge in Cape Town for the 1st ever South African Gym for Life Challenge, which will take place from 5th to 8th July.  read more

Totalsports Ladies Race support’s Pink Drive - 27 Jun 2012

On 9th August 2012 thousands of women will take to the streets of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch for the Totalsports Ladies Race in celebration of National Women’s Day, with both the Johannesburg and Stellenbosch race set to support PinkDrive, a campaign committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering service… read more

Comrades champ denies cheat claims - 20 Jun 2012

Ludwick Mamabolo, winner of this year’s Comrades Marathon, has denied using a banned substance to win the 89km race - according to the EWN website - and has less than 72 hours to decide whether or not to have his 'B' sample tested. read more

Totalsports race to support Jes Foord Foundation - 12 Jun 2012

On Sunday, 22 July 2012 thousands of women will gather at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium, Durban, to take part in the Totalsports Ladies Race in celebration of the upcoming Women’s Month, and will once again support the Jes Foord Foundation, an organisation that offers free counselling and support for rape victims.      read more

Roadworks raise Comrades concern - 01 Jun 2012

Comrades organisers are concerned about roadworks around the city of Pietermaritzburg, which could affect the beginning of Sunday’s race – according to media reports. read more

Medical team prepped for Comrades - 31 May 2012

This year’s Comrades Marathon is set to have more than 60 doctors and 25 nurses on hand, according to media reports, for the race on Sunday. read more

Totalsports Ladies race returns to Durban - 29 May 2012

The Totalsports Ladies Race returns to Durban in July, taking place at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium with runners and walkers given the option of a 5km run/walk or a 10km run/walk. read more

SuperSport CEO to join Comrades field - 22 May 2012

There are now less than two weeks to go until this year’s ‘Ultimate Human Race’ the Comrades marathon hits Pietermaritzburg again. Last year 18,000 runners registered for the race and this year is expected to be even bigger, with runners including SuperSport CEO Happy Ntshingila.  read more

Athletics SA denies support allegations - 18 May 2012

Athletics South Africa has denied recent allegations that little or no support is being given to athletes to travel and compete overseas in order to qualify for the Olympic Games in London.  read more

Gold Coast 2018 confirms new chair - 10 May 2012

Mark Stockwell's replacement as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed as Brisbane businessman Nigel Chamier. read more

South Africa elite praised by ASA - 09 May 2012

South Africa's elite athletes were praised by Athletics SA (ASA) this week following the climax of a relatively successful domestic track and field season. read more

Record turnout for Women’s Challenge - 08 May 2012

A record 12,200 runners set off on Saturday morning in the 19th annual SPAR Women’s Challenge from King’s Beach. read more

Students get Olympic opportunity - 27 Apr 2012

The national student championships will be hosted by the University of Johannesburg this weekend and is set to give South Africa's athletes another chance to join up with the Olympic Games squad. read more

Totalsports Ladies race entries open - 23 Apr 2012

Online entries are now open for the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race - taking place in Durban on Sunday, 22nd July and in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch on Thursday, 9th August 2012. read more

Schools vie for top prizes at SPAR race - 17 Apr 2012

Prizes including a new laptop are up for grabs for the high school with the most pre-entries in the SPAR Women’s Challenge on 5th May, while R2,500 will go to the primary school that gets an “A” for its involvement. read more

Puma creates chance to 'race' Usain Bolt - 30 Mar 2012

Visitors to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo will be able to test their speed against world record holder and fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, in April. read more

Record field expected for Two Oceans - 20 Mar 2012

Over 25,000 runners, including defending champions and 1,500 international runners, are set to form a record field for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Easter Saturday, 7th April. read more

East Cape road race hits PE - 20 Mar 2012

The Eastern Cape’s biggest road race, the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge, is set to hit the streets of Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 5th May. The local event, which forms part of a five-race national Grand Prix series, attracted over 11 000 participants last year and organisers are anticipating a similar response in 2012. read more

Cape Town to host cross country champs - 08 Mar 2012

South Africa has been appointed to host the Confederation of African Athletics African Cross Country Championships for the second year in a row, with runners from across the African continent expected to compete at the Western Province Cricket Club, Cape Town.  read more

Two Oceans entries close tomorrow - 06 Mar 2012

Online entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans ultra marathon close on Wednesday, 7th March, with no late entries to be taken after this date.  read more

Runners take on Trailrun for charity - 06 Mar 2012

After losing his father to Alzheimer's in 2011, local model turned sports enthusiast Chad Meihuizen has dedicated the next three years of his life to raising funds for Alzheimer’s South Africa.   read more

Nike Run Free announced for Jozi - 03 Feb 2012

Nike has announced a new campaign with the launch of its Nike Run Free.Run Jozi 10 kilometer night race. Set to feature 10,000 runners, the race is set to traverse the streets of downtown Johannesburg on 21st March, one of South Africa’s most commemorated public holiday’s - Human Rights Day. read more

Reigning champs secure Buffelspoort wins - 30 Jan 2012

Reigning individual men’s and women’s champions, Conrad Stoltz and Carla Van Huyssteen expected nothing less than a battle when they returned to Buffelspoort Dam on Saturday to defend their titles at the Totalsports Xterra Buffelspoort Full presented by Rehidrat Sport.  read more

Samsung extends Diamond League deal - 26 Jan 2012

Samsung has extended its title sponsorship of the IAAF Diamond League for the upcoming 2012 season. read more

BOA confident ahead of CAS decision - 19 Dec 2011

Lord Moynihan, the chairman of the British Olympic Association, has reiterated the BOA's confidence that its lifetime ban for drugs cheats will be upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but added that currently excluded athletes would be welcomed back into the team if the decision goes against the organisation. read more

Athletes team up for Totalsports Challenge - 13 Dec 2011

The Totalsports Challenge presented by New Balance and Rehidrat Sport returns to Kleinmond on Saturday, 14th January 2012, with top 7-Member Women’s Teams including Team New Balance, Team My Training Day/JAG and Team Totalsports.
 
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