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Major boost for Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Earlier this year it was announced that World Athletics (WA), who govern the sport of athletics around the World, had not only officially recognized the two world 50km records set at last year’s Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km but also awarded the event a WA label which made it the first and only ultra-marathon event in the world to receive a label. It was an amazing feat for an event that is only a year old, however late last night, WA confirmed that they have now upgraded the event to an Elite Label status. ...

Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km Opens to Age Groupers
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Qualifying age groupers are now welcome to enter the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km in Nelson Mandela Bay, with the aim of setting new world bests in age groups from 35 to 65...

Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km race opens to age groupers.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
After World record setting runs last year, the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km returns to Nelson Mandela Bay on 6 March 2022, bigger and better. The elite only invitational event received a boost with the announcement that qualifying age groupers are now welcome to enter the event with the aim of setting new World Bests from age groups 35 all the way to 65...

Nedbank Running Club athletes start 2022 as World record holders
Thursday, January 6, 2022
1 January 2022 started out as a great day for Nedbank RC athletes Ketema Negassa and Irvette Van Zyl. Scrolling through their athlete bios on the World Athletics website, written in bold letters, states the following: 1 x Current World Record holder – 50km road and 1 x World records in career. This, after World Athletics officially recognized the 50km distance and its fastest times ever as of 1 January 2022...

Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km sets World first
Friday, December 24, 2021
After a record breaking event last year that saw two World best times ever in the men’s and women’s only race with an additional 4 World best age group times, the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km looks set to continue that record breaking run to be held in Gqeberha on 6 March 2022 after the event was awarded a label status, the first of its kind ever for an ultra-marathon. ...

Nedbank Runified 50km World Record attempt Race
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Running in Gqeberha was put firmly on the map with the Nedbank Runified 50km in May this year when two International Athletics Union (IAU) Marathon World records were broken in the Men’s and Women’s Divisions...

Van Zyl and Roberts head to Gqeberha for the Marathon.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
The life of an athlete always has its ups and downs. From victories and accolades to injuries and dnf’s. If that’s not enough, the COVID19 pandemic is another obstacle and one currently placing another hurdle for Nedbank running club athletes Irvette Van Zyl and Chrizell Roberts. ...

Nedbank Running Club Skosana Race 11 December 2021 POSTPONED
Monday, November 29, 2021
Please see the notice of cancelation and postponement of the Nedbank Running Club Skosana Race on 11 December 2021...

Comrades Marathon Appoints New Chairperson
Thursday, November 25, 2021
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has a new Chairperson. Mqondisi Ngcobo has been appointed as the Association’s new Chair while Les Burnard will serve as the Vice Chairperson. ...

Friday, November 19, 2021
The Western Cape’s most pre-eminent road race, the globally iconic Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, is set to take place on 16 and 17 April 2022. This comes after a two-year hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant restrictions under the Disaster Management Act. ...

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