Lauding African Women’s Sport Changemakers

Lauding African Women’s Sport Changemakers

Change is happening at all levels of women’s sport in Africa. Over the past year, gsport has featured leading continental changemakers who are playing their part to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation. As we mark Africa Day, today’s #gsportTop10 list...
Irvette van Zyl Smashes World Record at 50km Ultramarathon

Irvette van Zyl Smashes World Record at 50km Ultramarathon

South Africa’s Irvette van Zyl, who started the race as a pace runner at the 50km ultramarathon, crossed the finish line at 3:04:23 to break the record in Gqeberha, and become the first South African female to break the 50km IAU World Record. “The conditions...
Glenrose Xaba Wins SA Half Marathon Title

Glenrose Xaba Wins SA Half Marathon Title

Star Boxer athlete, Glenrose Xaba, has retained her national women’s crown and was 5th overall at the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon incorporating the ASA Half-Marathon Championships, on Saturday, 1 May, 2021, in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. Xaba has been finding good...
Pillay, Mthembu and Watta Inspire Next Generation

Pillay, Mthembu and Watta Inspire Next Generation

Every week, we plan to motivate you to chase your goals by sharing inspiring words from leading women in sport. This week, we are inspired by legendary South African sprinter and two-time Olympian, Geraldine Pillay, national netball squad member, Precious Mthembu and...
Gerda Steyn Shatters Colleen de Reuck’s SA Marathon Record

Gerda Steyn Shatters Colleen de Reuck’s SA Marathon Record

Comrades and Two Oceans Marathon champion, Gerda Steyn, has shattered the South African Women’s Marathon record with a powerful run to finish ninth at the Xiamen Marathon Tuscany Camp Global Elite race in Italy on Sunday. Steyn – who had already qualified for the...
Ruth Chepngetich Smashes World Half Marathon Record in Istanbul

Ruth Chepngetich Smashes World Half Marathon Record in Istanbul

World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich smashed the world record by 29 seconds to win the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Label road race, in the Turkish city on Sunday, 4 April 2021. The Kenyan clocked a stunning time of 1:04:02 ahead of...