The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon announced that they have been awarded coveted IAAF Silver Label Road Race status by the sport's governing body on Tuesday (24), the first road race in Africa to be awarded such a high level of classification.
If any local club runners had ambitions of winning the first edition of the Umhlanga parkrun race in South Africa earlier this month, their race day ambitions were no doubt quickly modified once it became apparent the fastest and third fastest marathon runners of all-time, Dennis Kimetto and Wilson Kipsang, were taking part during their recent visit to the country.
23 November 2012 – Barcelona, Spain – The IAAF Centenary weekend will be seeing some of the world’s biggest stars of the present and past grace the celebrations. We put South Africa’s 1992 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Elana Meyer under the spotlight and asked her 10 quick-fire questions, a few serious, a few fun, on Friday (23).
23 November 2012 – Barcelona, Spain - Olympic 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba and 1992 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Elana Meyer appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala in Barcelona. These were some of the highlights.
Both have been on the wrong side of Derartu Tulu on some notable occasions, and both are former World Half Marathon champions - and it is likely that Paula Radcliffe - Britain’s defending champion, and Elana Meyer, the South African who won this title back in 1994, will be on the podium after tomorrow’s race.