Running dynamo still smiling and cracking jokes

Irrepressible Wellington athlete Bernie Portenski is in a hospice, where she’s busy planning her own funeral. Portenski, 67, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May, three days before the Rotorua Marathon, preventing her from running it for a 34th consecutive time. She married long-term partner Peter Horan in October. Cancer put her back in hospital […]

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Aussies Coming To Clean Up Christchurch 1/2

While New Zealand’s top runners vie for the national title in this weekend’s Christchurch Airport Half Marathon, a collection of Aussies will be doing their best to upset trans-Tasman relations. On a new course back in the inner-city, the 35th edition of the annual Queen’s Birthday Weekend event will include what is shaping up as […]

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Bekele to make Marathon debut in Paris

One of the greatest cross-country and track runners of all time is set to make his Marathon debut in Paris in April. Kenenisa Bekele won double Olympic Gold in the 5000m and 10,000m in 2008 and has won more World cross-country titles than any other athlete. Over the past couple of years the 5,000m/10,000m world […]

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