gsport is delighted to announce the ten South African individuals and teams unveiled as its October’s Newsmakers, who now join those already in consideration for national acclaim at gsport’s year-end gsport Annual List, early in December.
Irvette van Zyl appears to be regaining her top form after overcoming a significant injury setback. Her performance at the 2023 Soweto Marathon over the weekend suggests a reversal of fortunes for this well-liked South African long-distance specialist.
Winner of 2018 Comrades Marathon Ann Ashworth has been announced as the new Race and Operations Manager at the CMA, bringing a wealth of experience as a running coach and now as a retired elite ultra-distance athlete
No race like Soweto says 4-Time Marathon champion Irvette van Zyl after using her power through its undulating hills to comfortably win the iconic race in hot conditions in Johannesburg on Sunday morning
Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey and Hellen Obiri of Kenya line up as senior women’s top favourites to clinch the 2023 New York City Marathon in the USA on Sunday
Tsige Haileslase Abreha has won the 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in 2 hrs 24 min 17 sec, and she was joined for an all-Ethiopian podium by Melesech Tsegaye Beyene taking silver, and Shewarge Alene Amare in third
Cape Town local Samantha Reilly won Saturday’s 46-kilometre Cape Town Trail Marathon in a remarkable display of athletic endurance, Lijan Burger takes gold in the 22km Trial Marathon, and Irvette van Zyl was thrilled with her 10km win
Fresh from setting a half marathon record in Berlin, Kenya’s Nancy Jelagat held off tough competition to win the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Marathon race, setting a new Personal Best time of 2:19:31 in Spain.
Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey smashed the marathon world record at the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP in her debut running at the distance, at the World Athletics Elite Label road race in Spain on Sunday. Photo @NNRunningTeam
Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich earned a huge victory at the Chicago Marathon, winning the women’s race ahead of USA pair Emma Bates and Sara Hall on Sunday #gsportAfrica