Daily Motivation

Time to #RunClean

22 July 2015 - Here at Modern Athlete, we feel very strongly about the litter problem in road running, so we’re launching a new campaign to do something about the problem! It’s time to clean up our ru...

The Veggie Runner

22 July 2015 - It’s possible for vegetarian athletes to perform well, to be healthy and to have an injury risk no higher than that of other athletes. All they need to do is follow a planned diet containing ...
Tried & Tested

Running while Riding

22 July 2015 - It may look strange at first, but the ElliptiGO combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to deliver a low-impact, high-performance workout, and added to that, it’s a l...
My Story

Running in the Family

22 July 2015 - It's a story, and an important one to all of us. A story involving five siblings – same mom, same dad, same common goal, to participate and complete the Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades ...
News Flash

SA winner in Mauritius Marathon

21 July 2015 - Four South African athletes ran to podium positions in the sixth LUX Mauritius Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km on 19 July, with veteran Angelique Rabie winning the marathon in 3:33:37 and C...
News Flash

First Modern Athlete Club Seminar Hits the Spot!

21 July 2015 - Last week Thursday, 16 July, the recently launched Modern Athlete Club held its first info seminar in Johannesburg, an evening of short, informative talks by leading athletes and experts, with a fu...
News Flash

Modern Athlete is looking for Weekend Promoters

21 July 2015 - We’re looking for part-time promotional staff to do regular brand activations for Modern Athlete at various events in all the major centres, including parkruns. • So, are you passio...
News Flash

Approved: Gauteng North branch of Modern Athlete Club!

17 July 2015 - The Modern Athlete Running Club is already up and running in Central Gauteng, and today we got the go-ahead to launch our second branch. (And more are coming soon!) The light blue vest of the ...
News Flash

Modern Athlete’s Rene Wins in Knysna

14 July 2015 - Running in her Modern Athlete colours, Rene Kalmer ran away with the win in the popular Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Half Marathon on 11 July). She clocked 1:19:09 to win comfortably from Andr...
Running & Sport

Reaching the Summits

09 July 2015 - As an asthmatic, challenging to tackle the world’s big seven summits is quite a feat in itself, but for Katlego Letheo, her dream entails overcoming more than that. She chats to Modern Athlet...
Obstacle Racing

Adventure Ace

09 July 2015 - Starting out as an adventure racer, Pretoria’s Greg Avierinos saw obstacle racing photos on Facebook three years ago that made him want to challenge himself in this new sport, and today he&rs...

Middle Distance Maestro

08 July 2015 - Olympian, World Champs bronze medallist and South African record holder in the 1500m Johan Cronje has mastered his discipline for well over a decade, but he’s now working even harder on his s...
Balancing Act


08 July 2015 - 947 radio presenter Alex Caige was ready to take on his first Comrades Marathon this year, until a stress fracture put him out of action, but with a positive outlook on his recovery process, he&rsq...
Living Legends

Breaking Two

08 July 2015 - At the age of 24, Rustenburg-born athlete Ilze Wicksell became the first woman from Africa to duck under two minutes in the 800m in 1983. In the same year, she also grabbed the 1000m national recor...
News Flash

Sprinter Simbine Joins Sub-10 Club

02 July 2015 - On Wednesday night sprinter Akani Simbine became only the second South African to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m sprint when he clocked 9.99 seconds to win the event at the 20th European A...
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