Newton Agency’s Geremew becomes first runner to retain title

In the 11-year history of Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, Mosinet Geremew became the first runner, man or woman, to ever retain or even win a second title. The 27 year old Ethiopian defended his title in a very respectable 1:00.43 after the race came down to a 5 man sprint over the last 300m.

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Brown and Nel qualify for Rio

Newton Agency’s athletes were feeling very Olympic this past week. Myles Brown achieved a childhood dream by winning gold and qualifying for Rio in the 400m freestyle at the recent SA Swimming National Championships held at Kings Park pool. Wenda Nel also showed her class on the track at the SA Athletics Championships in Stellenbosch. She booked her ticket to the Games in a world leading time of 54.8 in her favoured event the 400m Hurdles.

Lee-Roy Newton, group MD, knows the pressures involved in qualifying for one of the biggest sporting events in the world and said “I am thrilled for Myles and Wenda. The Olympic Games are something special and these two now join the exclusive club that can say they are Olympic athletes”. He went on to wish them well in their preparation for the August event.

Nel helps re-launch Nike+ Run Club

Nike+ Run Club was re-launched in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on the 5th April. As an outstanding Nike athlete, Wenda Nel shared her inspiring story and encouraged runners of all abilities to be a part of the NRC.

The NRC embodies Nike’s commitment to serve runners of all ability levels , and offers access to physical and digital running sessions, personal coaching and a motivating community.


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