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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Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele (L) runs ahead of Kenyan Benjamin Limo (R) during the men's short course race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at the Swiss national equestrian center in Avenches, Switzerland, 29 March 2003. Bekele won the race, Limo finished third. AFP PHOTO EPA/KEYSTONE / MARTIAL TREZZINI

The end of the Ethiopian era?

2007-06-03: Apologies for the delay between posts, it’s been a crazily busy time for both of us. But we’re back, and feature two interesting athletic/running related…

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Tergat Ramaala NYC05

African running dominance

2007-05-22: We recently (11 May, Good read, !) featured some stats on the African runners in the City Marathons, and Jonathan showed how in the Boston…

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Are the Africans really faster than the Americans?

2007-05-11: In the 1980’s the first Kenyan runners began entering (and winning) marathons in the USA. The first to win a major city marathon was Jon…

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