WATCH: South African trail runner Thabang Madiba

July 15th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Trail running gave Madiba a way to inspire his community


Canada’s Catrin Jones snags top 10 Comrades finish

June 9th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

South Africa’s Gerda Steyn smashed the “up” course record by more than 10 minutes


Canadians head to Comrades Marathon

June 1st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Two of Canada’s strongest ultrarunners will travel to South Africa next week to take on one of the world’s most celebrated road ultras


2019 Comrades Marathon entries selling quickly

October 24th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Next year’s Comrades is expected to be sold out shortly


South Africa’s other road ultra: Kemboi takes Two Oceans

April 3rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Kemboi becomes only the second Kenyan to win scenic SA ultra


South African triathlete the victim of horrific sawing attack

March 7th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in The Scene | 1 Comment »

Mhlengi Gwala is recovering in hospital with non life threatening injuries, his training partner says


Prison sentence more than doubled for Oscar Pistorious

November 24th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The South African was sentenced to 13 years and five months for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp


VIDEO: Comrades Marathon winner stops prematurely in finish line confusion

June 4th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

American Camille Herron stopped short of the finish line at the 2017 Comrades Marathon in South Africa thinking that the race was over


Canadians are getting ready to take on the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon

June 2nd, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

More than 50 Canadians are expected to take on the Comrades Marathon in South Africa over the weekend


Wayde van Niekerk recognized as best male athlete at Rio 2016

November 22nd, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The South African athlete who stole the show and broke a record in Rio is being recognized as the best male athlete at the 2016 Olympic Games.


Tonight’s the night that Melissa Bishop goes for 800m gold in Rio

August 20th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Rio 2016 | No Comments »

Canadian Melissa Bishop will run in the women’s 800m final tonight at the Rio Olympics in search of her first-ever medal at the Games (photo: Team Canada).


Olympic 400m champion, world record holder coached by great-grandmother

August 15th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Rio 2016, The Scene | No Comments »

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk, the world record holder in the men’s 400m and Olympic champion, is coached by a 74-year-old great-grandmother.