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MVUMVURE’S ULTIMATE RACE

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ELEVEN months ago Zimbabwean sprinter Gabriel Mvumvure was living his dream as he lined up with some of the world’s best athletes at the greatest sporting stage — the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO It was the realisation of a lifelong dream for the former Churchill High School student, who had for over a decade ...

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SIBANDA HOPES TO RECLAIM VIC FALLS MARATHON

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SIX-TIME winner of the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon, Nkosiyazi Sibanda, will be hoping to reclaim the title which he lost last year to Black Rhinos’ Millen Matanda. The race is on in Victoria Falls tomorrow morning. BY FORTUNE MBELE The Blanket Mine long distance runner previously won the race in 2007 and 2008 and also won it uninterrupted from 2012 ...

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CASTER TO LEAD SA CHARGE IN OSLO

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Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya lines up as the favourite in her specialist discipline on Thursday night, as she leads five South African athletes at the fifth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series in Oslo, Norway. Semenya, the fastest woman in the world this year (1:56.61), will aim to extend her lead of the series when she turns out for ...

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NAAZ KEEN TO DEVELOP ATHLETICS FROM THE GRASSROOTS

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National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president Tendai Tagara has said his association is leaving no stone unturned in their bid to develop the sport from the grassroots level. BY SPORTS REPORTER Speaking on the sidelines of Disney Junior Pre-School sports day held at Mutare Sports Club last weekend where he was the guest of honour, Tagara said young children ...

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BOLT TO LEAVE UNMATCHED LEGACY – COE

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Usain Bolt is without question the greatest ever track athlete and the Jamaican’s involvement in athletics after his retirement will be paramount to ensure its relevance to a younger generation, according to Sebastian Coe. source – S The IAAF president watched Bolt cruise to victory in the 100 metres at the national stadium in Kingston on Saturday, the 30-year-old bidding ...

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DANGAMVURA FUN RUN SECOND EDITION ON NEXT WEEK

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The Old Mutual Dangamvura 10km Fun Run is set to return for its second year with the country’s top athletes expected to compete for top honours next week in Mutare. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The first edition of the race held last year was a success after 671 athletes participated in different categories from the expected 400. Manicaland Athletics Board chairperson Joshua ...

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FATIGUED KATIVHU DOUBTS TITLE DEFENSE

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LONG distance runner Monica Kativhu doubts she will be able to defend her PPC Matopos 33-miler Ultra-Marathon title on Saturday, as she is fatigued following her participation in the Zululand Nongoma 56km Ultra-Marathon where she came third last week.BY FORTUNE MBELE   She, however, says she will take part in the race and will be using it to prepare for ...

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MUZHINGI WELCOMES NAAZ SPONSORSHIP

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ZIMBABWE’S three-time Comrades Marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi believes local athletics is set for major revival, following the entry of JM Busha 54 Races to sponsor local marathon races, as well as track and field competitions in the country. BY SPORTS REPORTER JM Busha 54 Races is a non-profit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting sport, education and peace ...

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‘I’M A CLEAN ATHLETE” INSISTS MO FARAH

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Britain’s four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah on Sunday insisted he was “a clean athlete” after a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report suggested that his coach had “almost certainly” broken anti-doping rules. “I am a clean athlete who has never broken the rules in regards to substances, methods or dosages and it is upsetting that some parts of the media, ...

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BOLT HAS ‘NO REASON’ TO STAY IN ATHLETICS

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Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport. Bolt will hang up his spikes following the world championships in London in August, bringing the curtain down on a career that has delivered eight Olympic gold medals. “I’ve just ...

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