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Keflizighi wins the Boston Marathon
Keflizighi wins the Boston Marathon Morgan Piek Bloemfontein -  The Boston Marathon celebrated its first American winner in 19 years with Meb Keflizighi crossing the line in 2 hours, 8 minutes and...
Van Dyk wins 10th Boston title
Van Dyk wins 10th Boston title Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein -  Veteran South Africa wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk has made history when he became the first athlete to win 10 titles at the...
Modise bags double gold in KZN Championships
Modise bags double gold in KZN Championships Lee Khotlele Bloemfontein - South African runner, Norman Modise, has yet again waved the Free State flag up high at the recent KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Senior and...
Modise confident ahead of KZN Championships
Modise confident ahead of KZN Championships Lee Khotlele  Bloemfontein - Following major success he endured at the recent 2014 Gauteng Masters Championships in Pretoria, the South African runner Norman...
Owens Olympic gold medal sells for R15 million
Owens Olympic gold medal sells for R15 million Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein - An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record R15 million at an auction.   SCP...
Jesse Owens Olympic gold medal to go on auction
Jesse Owens Olympic gold medal to go on auction Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein - One of the four gold medals won by US sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics is headed to the auction block. He won gold in...
Ernst van Dyk wins the Chicago Marathon
Ernst van Dyk wins the Chicago Marathon Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein - South African paralympian Ernst van Dyk beat Australia's Kurt Fearnley by a second to win the 2013 Chicago Marathon men's wheelchair...
A man with muscular dystrophy completes the Chicago Marathon
A man with muscular dystrophy completes the Chicago Marathon Venezuelan Maickel Melamed who suffers from muscular dystrophy, finished the Chicago Marathon in nearly 17 hours.   38-year-old Maickel Melamed of Caracas,...
Security to be tightened for the New York City Marathon
Security to be tightened for the New York City Marathon Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein - Security will be tightened for the New York City Marathon in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon bomb blasts in April this year...
Bolt nominated for the World Athlete of the Year award
Bolt nominated for the World Athlete of the Year award Morgan Piek Bloemfontein -  World and Olympic 100 and 200 metre Champion, Usain Bolt, has been shortlisted as one of 10 athletes up for the prestigious IAAF...
Mokoena dra SA hoop op medalje in Moskou
Mokoena dra SA hoop op medalje in Moskou Owen Kock   Bloemfontein. - Suid-Afrika kan vandag nog ‘n medalje ryker wees wanneer Khotso Mokoena in die eindronde vandie verspring vir mans aantree...
Pocket-Rocket Fraser-Pryce reclaims the women’s 100m gold in Moscow
Pocket-Rocket Fraser-Pryce reclaims the women’s 100m gold in Moscow Morgan Piek    Bloemfontein -  Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce copied her superstar compatriot Usain Bolt in reclaiming her world 100 metres title at...
Bolts runs a season's best 9.77 to win gold in Moscow
Bolts runs a season's best 9.77 to win gold in Moscow Morgan Piek   Bloemfontein - Jamaican sprinting sensation, Usain Bolt, shot back to the top of the springing world by winning the men's 100m sprint at the...
Semenya wins on her return to the track
Semenya wins on her return to the track Caster Semenya won her first race after a lengthy injury layoff on Wednesday night, but fell well short in her attempt to qualify for next month's IAAF World...
Semenya makes her return to the track
Semenya makes her return to the track Caster Semenya will compete for the first time in nearly 12 months when she turns out at a low-key track and field Lahti Games meeting in Finland today. Semenya had...
South African Student athletes bare the brunt of SASCOC sanctions.
South African Student athletes bare the brunt of SASCOC sanctions. The country's university track and field and road running athletes could be the first to feel the brunt of the sanctions placed on Athletics SA (ASA), the SA Sports...
Vlijoen and Olivier set for Rome Diamond League
Vlijoen and Olivier set for Rome Diamond League South African javelin queen Sunette Viljoen and London Olympian André Olivier will have steady progress in mind when they line up at the Rome Diamond League...
Louis Massyn wil sy 41ste Comrades Marathon net geniet
Louis Massyn wil sy 41ste Comrades Marathon net geniet Owen Kock Bloemfontein. – Die Welkomiet Louis Massyn (62), wat Sondag sy 41ste Comrades Marathon (op-wedloop van Durban na Pietermaritzburg) hardloop, het vandag...
Budd withdraws from Comrades
Budd withdraws from Comrades Cape Town. - One of South Africa's most accomplished distance runners, veteran Zola Budd, has withdrawn from the country's most prestigious road race, the Comrades...
Tyson Gay wins 100 at Adidad Grand Prix in NY
Tyson Gay wins 100 at Adidad Grand Prix in NY Tyson Gay accomplished all his goals at the Adidas Grand Prix: He won, put his body through the grind of rounds - and stayed injury-free. On a cold, rainy afternoon,...
Russian Olympic medalist handed 10-year ban
Russian Olympic medalist handed 10-year ban Olympics discus silver medalist Daria Pishchalnikova is set to be stripped of her London 2012 medal after the Russian received a 10-year ban for a second doping violation...
Leap of faith for long jump star Khotso 'Croc' Mokoena
Leap of faith for long jump star Khotso 'Croc' Mokoena A dream of Olympic Silver Medalist Khotso Mokoena for many years finally came to fruition today in Tongaat on Durban’s North Coast. The long jumper leapt above...
The Sandman back again at the Northface in Australia
The Sandman back again at the Northface in Australia The 6th edition of the NorthFace 100 – one of the most difficult 100km ultra-trail marathon events in the Southern Hemisphere – will be starting on Saturday...
World number one leads field at Varsity Athletics
World number one leads field at Varsity Athletics South African long-jump champion Zarck Visser, who successfully defended his title last weekend, will headline the second leg of the Varsity Athletics series in front of...
World shocked by Boston Blasts
World shocked by Boston Blasts Distance running greats Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe were among those stunned by the twin blasts that left at least two dead and dozens injured at the Boston...
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