Event Analysis

The IAAF World Championships

2007-08-14: The IAAF World Championships take place in Osaka, Japan, starting on August 25th, and that week long event will be a feature of many of…

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The story of Alistair Cragg

2007-08-09: In the , I used the example of a runner called Sipho Ngomane to show how SA is losing out on potentially talented runners because…

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Lopes in 1976 at the Olympic Games where he won silver behind Lasse Viren in the 10 000m event

The marathon revolution

2007-08-04: There was a time, not long ago, where the marathon was an event that was dominated by runners who would often be described as “strong,…

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The Comrades Ultra Marathon

2007-07-14: Last week, we received an email from Alan, and he asked us to look at the following three performances from this year’s Comrades Marathon: I…

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Comrades marathon – some really fascinating questions

2007-07-08: Every once in a while, we get some absolute pearls from visitors to the blog. And this email, which we recieved yesterday evening, is an…

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Comrades Marathon Start. Photo by Flickr user "Champagne for Monkeys"

The Comrades they don’t show on TV

2007-06-20: Today is our final look at the behind the scenes of the Comrades marathon, and as promised, we’ll have a look at some of the…

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Comrades Marathon 2007 – observations

2007-06-19: The other day Andrew from Cape Town visited us for the first time, and dropped off some very kind and constructive comments. In a brief…

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Marathon medical tent. Photo by Flickr user Ben Lawson

The Comrades – inside the medical tent

2007-06-18: So Durban (and South Africa) woke up to the sad news this morning that two runners had died during yesterday’s race. As I promised yesterday,…

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Comrades Marathon 2007

2007-06-17: The first ever Comrades Marathon held on the 17th of June has come and gone. I was in the medical tent, for the third year…

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