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The Comrades Marathon is world-renowned as an ultra-marathon challenge and has attracted more than a few cheats over the years. Some of these have been runners who got lifts in vehicles along part of the course between Pietermaritzburg and Durban or even used “substitutes” to run sections for them. But doping offences have also taken place among the elite runners... Read More

The SAIDS Appeal Tribunal has upheld the two-year ban on Port Elizabeth triathlete Mariette Hattingh for doping offences. Hattingh, a leading age-group competitor, tested positive for clenbuterol and phentermine at the Ironman SA 70.3 event in East London in January 2014. The athlete was sanctioned for two years after an Independent Tribunal  hearing in July last year. As per the... Read More

South African judoka Daniel le Grange has been suspended for two years for a doping violation. Le Grange, who represented South Africa at the  2014 Commonwealth Games, was found to have traces of the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a urine sample.  Diuretics are prohibited because they have been used by athletes to gain an unfair advantage, especially in sports with weight... Read More

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is one of the world’s foremost road running events and “elite competitors and potential podium finishers can therefore expect that drug testing will occur at the event,” warns Khalid Galant, chief executive officer of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS).   Galant will be more than an interested spectator at the... Read More

Chantel Rall

A truly inspiring story of overcoming adversity and in her case, Cancer. A woman that is testament to reaching her milestones with serious dedication and hard work underpinned by playing fair. We’d like to congratulate Chantel Rall for completing her 2nd IRONMAN, she has beaten her time by an hour and half. Well done to all those that competed and... Read More