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.
Calli Thackery had a debut for the books after she ran the joint second-fastest time by a British woman at the McKirdy Micro Marathon in New York. It was also comfortably inside the Olympic qualifying time of 2:26:50.
2023 DP World African Woman in Sport recipient Faith Kipyegon is part of a stellar list of female athletes that are vying for the title of World Athletics’ Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2023
The Netherlands’s Sifan Hassan has stunned the world in her US marathon debut, setting an unofficial course record in the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and also outpacing defending champion Ruth Chepngetich in the process
Ethiopia’s Chaltu Bedu Negashu wins the 27th edition of the Soweto Marathon, while South Africa’s Lebo Phalula claims the half-marathon title.
In her second marathon ever, Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa recorded the third-fastest time in history, winning the Berlin Marathon.
South African women in sport continue to punch above their weight globally, to raise their hand for inclusion in the June #GAL2022 Newsmakers list, powered by the Momentum gsport Newsroom.
Janet Mbhele proves her determination at the Durban International City Marathon – which also doubled up as the Athletics South Africa National Marathon Championships – to take the national women’s title. #GoGirls
Celebrating South African women in sport dominating across the globe as we unveil our #GAL2022 April Newsmakers monthly intake! #GoGirls #MomentumZA
Adidas marathon runner Gerda Steyn smashes Frith van der Merwe’s three-decade course record as she claims her third consecutive Totalsports Two Oceans Ultra Marathon title.
Kenya’s Judith Jeptum wins the Paris Marathon in definitive fashion on Sunday, smashing the previous course record of 2:20:55 which was set by Purity Rionoripo in 2017.
Co-founder of the Cape Town Marathon and former marathon runner, Elana Meyer, is confident that the event will attract top runners this year as it continues the quest to become an elite race.