Articles tagged 'marathon'

Zimnat to hold half marathon 2 November 2018 HARARE – Zimnat will on November 10, hold a half-marathon charity event at the Barclays Sports Club in Harare to raise money for a Bulawayo man who needs spinal surgery. Cebisani Ndlovu, 30, requires surgery, which can be performed at a Bulawayo hospital at a cost of $7 500. The Risk Manage...
Zimuto, Mhandu win POSB Fun Run 10 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Tendai Zimuto and Caroline Mhandu are the winners of the inaugural POSB 15km Fun Run bioth in the men's and women's categories yesterday. Zimuto won the men's race in a time of 49.26.19 while Mhandu was first woman home inside 51.31.19. Both winners pocked $300 for their efforts. ...
After Comrades, Muzhingi dreams big 1 April 2018 HARARE - After gaining international recognition as an ultra-marathon runner, Stephen Muzhingi now wants to offer a bridge for other young Zimbabwean athletes. However, Muzhingi's road to the top was not smooth sailing. He had tried to make a name through running in his own country, but his...
EY Hac 20 Miler beckons 22 November 2017 HARARE - The  Ernst & Young (EY) Harare Athletics Club (Hac) 20 Miler, one of Zimbabwe's oldest and most prestigious road races will be run on December 3. This year the race will be supported by EY and other corporate sponsors to enable the race organisers to pay cash prizes of $300 each to th...
Nyasango fails to finish in London 7 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's long-distance star Cuthbert Nyasango failed to cope with the burden of expectation as he came unstuck in the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in London yesterday. Nyasango, who was making his second consecutive appearance at the IAAF World Championships, ...
Nyahora upbeat at World Champs 5 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe marathon runner Rutendo Nyahora is under no illusion at the weight of expectation as she makes her first appearance at the IAAF World Championships that began yesterday in London. Nyahora is part of a five-member Zimbabwe team of marathon runners that is in London to compete ...
Chidzivo: Boxer, marathon runner in one 2 August 2017 HARARE - While at school she was pugnacious and an unwilling marathon runner, today, thanks to Zimbabwe's long-distance runner Collen Makaza's persistence — Fortunate Chidzivo — is at home in both boxing and long-distance running. The 30-year-old, like a few before her, got into the sport by a...
Chikanga, Nyamutsita win Old Mutual race 10 July 2017 HARARE – Mr Pace-affiliated runners Bertha Chikanga and Canicious Nyamutsita underlined their growing status in short distance events cantering to victory in the Old Mutual Zimbabwe 10-kilometre run in Chitungwiza yesterday. Chikanga was the first woman home after stopping the clock in 33 minu...
Preps for JM Busha Marathon on course 10 May 2017 HARARE - National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president Tendai Tagara said registration for the inaugural JM Busha Marathon is already underway and has urged athletes to register in time for the event. The event is being sponsored by JM Busha 54 Races, a non-profit organisation, a...
Chigora, Nyasango win in OM 10km 8 May 2017 MUTARE - The second edition of the Old Mutual Dangamvura Fun Run's 10km was won by veteran campaigners Robson Chigora and Constance Nyasango in the men's and women's categories respectively. Although the number of participating athletes dropped by almost 100 from last year's 671 down to 582 th...
PPC increases prize money 14 March 2017 HARARE - The winners of this year's edition of the PPC Matopos 33 Miler will pocket $1 000 after the race organisers increased the purse by over 17 percent. Air Force of Zimbabwe road-runner Peter Tumbare last year won the race and pocketed $850 after he outsprinted Leonard Koki, who finished ...
$1m shot in the arm for Naaz 25 January 2017 HARARE - The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) received a huge boost after JM Busha 54 Races yesterday unveiled a $1,2 million sponsorship for the next four years. JM Busha 54 Races is a non-profit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting sport, ...
Makaza returns to Doha 7 November 2016 HARARE - Collen Makaza will be satisfied with nothing short of victory when he lines up for the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50km World Championship in Doha, Qatar on Friday. At least 21 nations have confirmed participation of their athletes in the race which features over 1...
Makaza races against time 10 June 2016 HARARE - At 36, two-time world 50 kilometre champion Collen Makaza feels he does not have a lot left in the tank. Makaza believes he could have scaled greater heights had he meticulously mapped out his career, dropping non-essential races and picking the ones he knew he had a chance to win. ...
Fokoroni still hungry for more 6 June 2016 HARARE - Reigning Two Oceans champion Mike Fokoroni is not despondent after failing to add the Comrades Marathon to his trophy cabinet. For the veteran long distance runner, who rose from a mine groundsman to a respected long distance runner, it is no so much about the accolades than it is abo...
Old Mutual Vumba race on today 14 November 2015   MUTARE - The fifth edition of the Old Mutual Vumba Mountain Run half-marathon is on today. With a change in finishing point from Leopard Rock Hotel to Vumba Botanical Gardens, the race course which now pushes the starting line further down Zimbabwe's biggest mountain range will be more ch...
Makaza targets Legends marathon 3 October 2015 HARARE - 2015 Two Oceans Marathon runner-up Collen Makaza will be satisfied with nothing short of victory when he lines up for the third edition of the Legends' Ultramarathon in East London, South Africa today. Makaza is taking part at the 68km race, which has attracted more than two thousand ...
Zimbabwe athletes disappoint in Beijing 23 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's long distances runners Cuthbert Nyasango, Gilbert Mutandiro and Cephas Pasipamiri failed to leave a mark at the 2015 World Championships Marathon race in Beijing, China yesterday. Nyasango was the best placed Zimbabwean when he came in at number 23 with a time of 2:22:15 at...
'Runners need to plan properly' 12 July 2015 MUTARE - Zimbabwean athletes need to select carefully the races they take part in order to produce stellar performances a senior Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) official has said. SRC Manicaland provincial Coordinator Shupikai Berejena was speaking ahead of tomorrow's Tanganda Tea Compa...
Mabhunu, Chitate win Old Mutual race 8 June 2015 BULAWAYO - Elijah Mabhunu managed to win the third edition of the Old Mutual Nkulumane 10km Fun Run in a time of 29:50:23. In the ladies category, 27-year-old Olivia Chitate made it three in a row when she won the race in a time of 33:40:71. The two athletes were rewarded $1 000 each for th...
Tavengwa reveals secret to stardom 17 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's top female long distance athlete Sharon Tavengwa's fairytale run began in an unorthodox fashion in Chirumhanzu when she pretended to be a boy for her talent to be recognised. Tavengwa's chance to be noticed came when one of the boys making up the four by 400 metres under-12...
400 entries for Old Mutual Marathon 6 March 2015 HARARE - A field of 400 runners is expected to battle it out in the revamped Old Mutual RB Marathon Relay Challenge scheduled for Harare on Sunday. The popular marathon now incorporates a relay challenge to accommodate corporates and other groups that may want to field teams, ranging between t...
Kashiri still hitting the tracks at 62 6 December 2014 HARARE - Winning multiple races each year for four decades is no mean achievement, but finding the strength to get up and continue competing is an even more admirable trait. Many can be forgiven for counting their last days in the trenches of the single sport with great anticipation, but that ...
'Mabhunu over doing it' 11 November 2014 MUTARE - Elijah Mabhunu, who has dominated this year’s long distance races, is in danger of running himself to the ground according to local athletics official. At the weekend, Mabhunu chalked up his sixth win of the season when he romped to victory at the Old Mutual Mountain Run half marathon...
Mabhunu, Nyahora win Vumba Half Marathon 10 November 2014 VUMBA - In-form Elijah Mabhunu won his sixth half marathon this year when he came home first in the prestigious 2014 edition of the Old Mutual Vumba Mountain Run yesterday. Mabhunu ran an impressive 1:05:15 beating a strong challenge from Lionel Muchena, who came in second in a time of 1:06:38...