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There has been tremendous interest in the Running Races website with hundreds of people visiting each day. To make this website even more informative, it is necessary to leverage the knowledge and experience of all its users about the events for which they have information and have attended. Let’s start a… Read more »

The ultra-marathon world championship took place at Los Alcazares, Spain on Sunday. Team South Africa has done us proud by taking the team Gold medal. The highlight was a 2nd place showing by Bongumusa Mthembu (the 2014 Comrades champion) who ran a time of 6:24:05, a new South African record. Here are… Read more »

A 9-year old from Melrose, Massachusetts set a new Age-spefic half marathon record  recently. The young man, Caleb Barnes, had to convince his parents that he is ready to do a Half Marathon. They wanted to get the okay from his pediatrician. (They did.) Then they had to find a race… Read more »

Mother of four, Suzy Goodwin (35 years old from North Carolina), might have broken the Guiness World Record for completing a half marathon (21.1 km) while pushing a triple jogging stroller. She completed in the North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon in Fayetteville on Sunday and here official time according to race… Read more »

Entries for the popular Soweto Marathon are officially closed but here are some interactive route maps that were recently uploaded to plotaroute.com. The Half Marathon (21.1 km) map is here The Full Marathon (42.2 km) map is here Image attribution : Soweto Marathon

One of South Africa’s elite distance runners, Stephen Mokoka, has now claimed a hat trick of wins in the Shanghai International Marathon (IAAF gold status race) having won previously in 2013 & 2014. His winning time was 2 hrs 10 min 18 sec. Enjoying a solitary lead in the last… Read more »