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Mavis Hutchison of Fish Hoek, South Africa’s Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutshison at home in Fish Hoek & Competing in Spain in 2005 / Photo Credits: Viv von der Heyden / Mavis Hutchison

Mavis Hutchison, fondly known as South Africa’s Galloping Granny and resident of Fish Hoek is, at 86, still competing in major athletics events. At the recent South African Masters Championships held in Pretoria, Mavis took part in the 100 and 200m sprints and the javelin and shotput field events, winning gold in each event.

Nigeria's Obiekwe heads to 116th Boston Marathon 2012

Nigeria’s Esther Obiekwe, "The Running Banker"

Nigeria’s Esther Obiekwe, also known as "the Running Banker", is the sole Nigerian representative at the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday April 16, 2012.

South Africa's Zola Budd receives trophy 28 years later

Former world record holder & SA sensation Zola Budd / Photo: GlobeRunner.org

Former world record holder & barefoot running sensation Zola Budd received her Newsmaker of the Year trophy on Friday, 28 years after she had been selected to get the award by the Johannesburg Press Club.

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