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Bruce Fordyce

Bruce Fordyce: Comrades King

Mention the Comrades Marathon, the world-famous 90-kilometre run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and one name still springs to mind: Bruce Fordyce, the "Comrades King", and one of the all-time greats of ultra-marathon running.
Comrades: 8 500 'early bird' entries

South Africans bring home Comrades gold

South African athletes won both the men's and the women's races in the 90th Comrades Marathon. Caroline Wostmann was the first female South African over the line in nearly two decades, crossing the line just 35 minutes after Rustenburg policeman Gift Kelehe won his first Comrades.

Cape Epic – the tougher the better for endurance athletes

Eight days, 800 kilometres and some seriously steep ravines – this is the Absa Cape Epic, one of the most extreme things a person can do with a bicycle. The hors catégorie event is the most televised mountain bike stage race in the world. Each year a new route is chosen, as difficult and as beautiful as the last.

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Comrades Marathon wants ‘everyone involved’ in 90th edition

The marketing campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon, the world's biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, was launched in Johannesburg on Thursday under the slogan "Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza", as the event pushes to become "the most inclusive sporting event in South Africa".
From Big Five to Little Five

Only the toughest survive the Berg River canoe marathon

The Berg River Marathon is probably the most gruelling way to spend four days in mid-winter. The canoe race sets off from Paarl and ends 240 kilometres away in Velddrif, in the Western Cape. Throw in howling wind, driving rain and lots of portage, and you've got a recipe for extreme sport.

Freedom Challenge tests athletes’ limits

While most people are tucked up warmly indoors during winter, a group of dedicated extreme athletes is out riding the Freedom Challenge. The mountain bike race takes riders more than 2 000 kilometres across some of South Africa's harshest but most beautiful scenery.

South Africa is world’s endurance race capital

Some of the world's most extreme races are held in South Africa, where elite athletes – and ordinary people – pit themselves against the unforgiving elements and huge distances. Perhaps the most well-known is the Comrades Marathon, a gruelling 90km run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

First-time winners shake up Comrades Marathon

First-time winners shake up Comrades Marathon

South African Bongmusa Mthembu claimed his first Comrades Marathon victory on Sunday, while Great Britain's Eleanor Greenwood was also a first-time winner in the women's race after a dramatic conclusion to the 89.28-kilometre ultra-marathon.
Comrades to host 2014 AIMS Congress

All set for 2014 Comrades Marathon

Race director Rowyn James briefed the media on Thursday on preparations for the 89th running of South Africa's famous ultra-marathon, the Comrades, which starts at Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05:30 on Sunday morning.
Comrades to host 2014 AIMS Congress

Comrades entry deadline reached

Entries for the 2014 Comrades Marathon will close at the end of business on Friday, a day earlier than had been planned because the cap of 18 000 runners has been reached ahead of schedule.


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