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Gerda Steyn and Irvette van Zyl

Sport On

We spoke to Gerda Steyn who broke the 25-year-old SA marathon record when she finished ninth in Siena‚ Italy. She clocked 2:25.28 to beat national mark of 2:26.35 which had been set by Colleen de Reuck at the 1996 Berlin Marathon in Germany.We also spoke to Irvette van Zyl who ended 13th with a time of 2:28.40 to obtain a qualifying standard for the Tokyo Olympics.


15 Apr 2021

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Tune in to Hot Sport Monday- Thursday 18:30-19:00 as he chats to some of the biggest names in sports both on the field and off. John Walland is valuable part of Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Team on Hot91.9FM


14 Apr 2021

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Episode 286: Gerda Steyn – 2019 Comrades Champion and 2018 & 2019 Two Oceans Champion

I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast

Gerda Steyn is a South African runner who just placed 7th at the London Marathon in a time of 2:26:51 – a personal best time! Gerda is the 2018 and 2019 Two Oceans Marathon Champion as well as the 2019 Comrades Marathon Champion. She ran the course record for the up run at Comrades in a time of 5:58- the first woman to ever  break 6 hours in the up run. Gerda’s story is so unique in that she didn’t start running until 2014 when she joined a running club and discovered her love and talent for running. She’s truly still in the beginning stages of her career – it’s so exciting to think about what’s head for Gerda! What we talked about: 2:45- Details on the 10k race that Gerda just ran 3:45- Recap of her London Marathon race 8:05- The London Marathon experience in general and how she pulled motivation even when she didn’t have spectators cheering her on 12:10- The most challenging part of the London Marathon 17:30- Being in lockdown in Dubai with her husband and not being able to train outdoors 20:55- What her original race plans were for 2020 22:20- Her decision to compete in both the marathons and ultramarathons and how the training differs for both 26:35- What the Comrades Marathon is  35:30- How she started running in 2014 46:00- What she learns from athletes that have been competing for so long 48:35- When her first breakthrough race was and how that lead to being sponsored by Nike 56:10- Gerda’s thoughts on barely missing the South African record at the London Marathon 57:30- The qualification process for the South African Olympic team 59:30- The culture of women’s running in South Africa 1:04:20- What is next for her and her goals for the coming year 1:06:55- End of podcast questions Follow Gerda: Gerda on Instagram Gerda on Twitter Follow Lindsey:  Lindsey on Instagram Lindsey on Twitter Lindsey on Facebook  JOIN the I’ll Have Another Facebook Group Support the Show on Patreon Goodr Go to goodr.com/another for an automatic 15% off your order! Previnex Code “another” for 15% off The post Episode 286: Gerda Steyn – 2019 Comrades Champion and 2018 & 2019 Two Oceans Champion appeared first on Lindsey Hein.

1hr 12mins

20 Nov 2020

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The Longest Road to Comrades - Gerda Steyn

Stimulate Run

We were lucky enough to be joined by the peoples champion Gerda Steyn. Im sure you will agree with me after listening to this episode in saying her enthusiasm inspires and her humility is ought to be commended. We chatted about where it all started, he life away from running, her progression and advice for new and runners looking at making steps with their own progression.

1hr 17mins

19 Nov 2020

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Tune in to Hot Sport Monday- Thursday 18:30-19:00 as he chats to some of the biggest names in sports both on the field and off. John Walland is valuable part of Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Team on Hot91.9FM


5 Oct 2020

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#6 | Gerda Steyn - Comrades Marathon champion


In this episode we speak to the Smling Champion, Gerda Steyn.Gerda is a South African marathon and ultramarathon athlete. She set the Comrades Marathon up-run record in 2019 with a time of 5:58:53, becoming the first woman under 6 hours for that race.  She also won the 2019 Two Oceans Marathon in a time of 3:31:28.  Her best time for a standard marathon was 2:27:48, achieved in 2019 in the New York City Marathon.Questions we asked Gerda:1.           You grew up on a farm in a small town of Bothaville in the Free State.  Was running part of your life growing up? 2.           You discovered your talent for running later in life.  At which point did you realise you have the potential to win races?   3.           Who was/is the biggest influencer in your life? 4.           There is a story that you tell about Nic Bester saying to you that if/when you run a marathon in under 3 hours, you should give him a call and he will become your coach. What do you think Nic saw in you that is different from other runners? 5.           You broke the Comrades up record in 2019, becoming the first women to run the up run in under 6 hours, after you won the Two Oceans Ultra marathon earlier that same year.  What other running goals are there for you after such an amazing year? 6.           Like for all of us 2020 did not pan out as we planned.  How has the pandemic restructured your planning and training for 2020 /2021? 7.           The Comrades & Two Oceans are the biggest running events on the running calendar in South Africa.8.           We were extremely proud to have seen you line up for the New York Marathon and in 2019 you also ran the fastest marathon time for a South African woman.  Would it be one of your goals to win any of the big international city marathons? 9.           The last few years was like a whirlwind for you since becoming an elite athlete. What are some of the biggest life lessons that you have learned through competing in these tough and challenging races? 10.        Besides these two races, what is your favourite South African Race, and why? 11.        What is your favourite distance to run? 12.        What was your biggest running disappointment? How do you bounce back and move through such a disappointment? 13.        Do you have a funny or embarrassing running story that you are comfortable in sharing with us? 

1hr 2mins

23 Aug 2020

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Ultramarathon Champion – Gerda Steyn

Womanity - Women in Unity

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Ultramarathon Champion Gerda Steyn, who currently holds the titles to the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon. We discuss her tremendous success in a relatively nascent career of just six years and her vision for the future as she prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She shares her journey from quantity surveyor to professional athlete, including the transformation of her microcosm to optimise performance on the road. We discuss some of the dynamics of running, such as the team aspect of the sport, physical endurance and importantly mental strength – as the mind controls the body.  Gerda reflects on the history of competitive marathon running for women, explaining that women were barred, because of the perception that they were physically incapable of running long distances. In 1967 Katherine Switzer triggered an equality movement through her official entry to the Boston Marathon and completion of the event despite attempts to haul her off the track. Today female marathon runners are free to nurture their talent competitively, they earn equivalent prize money to their male counterparts and now receive equal exposure from broadcasters. Tune in for more…

5 Feb 2020

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Gerda Steyn - Comrades Marathon Winner, a 2:27 Marathon in NYC & her path into Endurance Sports!

Pushing Limits Podcast

In this episode of the show I speak to Gerda Steyn! The South African athlete is the first woman to run sub 6 hours in the Comrades Marathon & she recently ran a 2:27 Marathon in New York!  Gerda had a different entry to the top level of running & its working out very well for her!  Her outlook on training, racing & life is both positive & infectious! With the Toyko Olympics looming that is on Gerda's radar too! 2020 is shaping up to be quite the year for Gerda & it was an honour to have the opportunity to speak to her! You can follow Gerda on Instagram - @gerdarun


30 Jan 2020

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Episode 506 - Gerda Steyn

Marathon Talk

Tom speaks to current Comrades champion (and up-run record-holder) Gerda Steyn, Martin's back from the beach, we’re recording on a Friday so the news hasn’t happened yet, and Training Talk goes back to the 1950s.

1hr 14mins

18 Sep 2019

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Solidariteit Netwerk, Gerda Steyn wen die Comrades

Dirk Scheepers Program

In hierdie episode gesels Dirk oor die Solidariteit-Netwerk en Gerda Steyn wat die Comrades wen. Teken in en deel gerus die episode.


10 Jun 2019