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South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk's love affair with the Boston Marathon continued on Monday when he won the race for a record seventh time.
History was made in South Africa's Dusi Canoe Marathon on the weekend, when both the men's and women's winners in the K2 race taking victory in record times and Michael Mbanjwa became the first black winner in the 57-year history of the event.
South Africa's Bethuel Netshifhefhe broke a three-year Zimbabwean stranglehold by winning the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday, with 1996 Olympic marathon champion Josiah Thugwane finishing in second. Russia's Madina Biktagirova won the women's event on her debut.
Shaun Rubenstein is the new canoeing marathon world champion. The young South African won a thrilling men's K1 World Championship race in France on Saturday, edging out six-time world champ Manuel Busto Fernandes in the end sprint.
The Comrades Marathon has honoured its "forgotten heroes" of the world-famous ultra-marathon - hundreds of black runners and women who had to run the race "unofficially" prior to 1975, when it became SA's first major sporting event to open to people regardless of race or gender.
First run in 1970, the Two Oceans Marathon has become, with the exception of the Comrades Marathon, the most famous ultra-marathon in South Africa, and a beautiful and picturesque race that is known worldwide.
South Africa is blessed with three world-class canoe marathons, each offering the paddler a supreme challenge along with genuine camaraderie in a field that includes not only those trying to win, but also those who come to compete with themselves and the river.