Tuvizo — November 2014

The World Runners Association

Nov 19 2014 0 Comments November 2014

  If you are planning to take your running or walking up a notch, why not join the newly formed World Runners Association.  Before you get over excited and don your reflective running vest and running shoes, you need to realise that membership is not as simple as it sounds. MEMBERSHIP TO THE WORLD RUNNERS ASSOCIATION The constitution of the WRA states, “The process by which membership to the WRA is acquired may take two forms: “a) A successful navigation of the Earth on foot, or “b) A special invitation by the President of the WRA.” RECORD CATEGORIES The WRA...

The UCI World Tour

Nov 16 2014 0 Comments November 2014

This is the ultimate cycling race which incorporates stages of some of the best cycling races and one day classics in the world and is held over a period of nine months and covers four continents – Australasia, Europe, the Americas and Asia.  Eighteen ProTeams  are selected through various criteria, including ethical, financial, administrative and sporting. It began on 21st January 2014  with the opening stage of the Tour Down Under which took cyclists from Nuriootpa to Angaston in Australia, and it finished on 14th October with the final stage of the Tour of Beijing – Tiananmen Square to Bird’s...

Rita Jeptoo - World Marathon Majors Ceremony Postponed

Nov 15 2014 0 Comments November 2014

The running world is in shock as it was reported that Rita Jeptoo, who was about to receive the women’s World Marathon Majors award together with $500,000, has tested positive for a banned substance, reported to be EPO.  The A sample test which was taken at the end of September in Jeptoo’s home country of Kenya, was an out of competition urine test. WADA’s (the World Anti-Doping Association) rules dictate that Jeptoo must agree to the B sample being tested and either Jeptoo herself, or her representative must be present while it is being tested.  Athletics Kenya say they will...

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