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Dreaming of the Desert

12 October 2017 - The Marathon Des Sables has been called “The Toughest Foot Race on Earth,” which is not surprising, given that it’s a 250km, six-stage race through the Sahara Desert in Morocco, w...
Features

Given a Second Chance

12 October 2017 - Some people see running and being active as a chore, but Lisa Ogilvie is not one of them. She sees it as a way of showing gratitude for the second chance at life that she feels she has been given. ...
Features

In at the Deep End

12 October 2017 - When 40-year-old Port Elizabeth triathlete Hanson Singaphi lines up for the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii on 14 October, it will be the culmination of an amazing 13-year journey in multisport that...
Body Science

Roll If You Want To

12 October 2017 - Over the past decade various novel training and therapeutic practices have made an appearance, and while some had a limited lifespan, self-myo(muscle)fascial(connective tissue) release has shown so...
Gear

Making Sense of the New Ride

12 October 2017 - Salomon have built up an enviable reputation in the trail running world for their robust and reliable off-road shoes, which provide great cushioning and even better support and grip out on the trai...
My Story

Bit Cold for Comrades Training

12 October 2017 - Modern Athlete receives many letters or pics from runners with a story with a bit of a difference, and we try to publish as many of them as we can, like this contribution from South African Expat D...
Features

Hurdling to the Top

12 October 2017 - Eight years ago at the South African Youth and Junior Championships in Germiston, Antonio Alkana failed to progress to the semi-finals in his specialist 110m hurdles race. Naturally, he was bitterl...
My Story

Rubbed Up the Wrong Way

27 September 2017 - Adapting to a new medical condition this year has not stopped me from pursuing my passion for running. – BY JACKIE HENRICK Running wasn’t always my passion, but eight years ago I p...
My Story

Feeling Inspired

27 September 2017 - Fallon Finlayson is a 31-year-old graphic designer now based in Somerset West in the Cape, who lives by two motivational sayings: My only fear is not trying, and if your goals don’t scare you...
Training

New Pacing for New PB’s

27 September 2017 - If you’re getting older and think your days of posting new PB’s are behind you, a simple change to your training pace can set you back on the road to new PB’s. – BY RAY ORCH...
My Story

Braver Than I Believed

27 September 2017 - We runners sometimes think that our running fitness will see us through any physical challenge, but sometimes we learn the hard way that skill and experience on top of fitness are an even better id...
Features

It’s a Guy Thing

27 September 2017 - From the first time I met Troy Murray and Werner Nel, they were inseparable. I remember when they arrived in front of me after doing their initial 1km time trial with Coach Jonathan, looking ready ...
PJ's Piece

Leave a Legacy

27 September 2017 - Running develops character. The tough, painful parts of it make us stronger runners, and stronger people, in general. So I find it strange that athletics, and running in particular, are such sideli...
Dare to Tri

Sign Me Up (Again)

27 September 2017 - Having used the Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme to go from being a tri novice at Bela Bela to a good Ironman finish in PE of 13:29:50, Jason Edgecomb says he is ready for more of the same! ...
News Flash

Comrades 2018 Entry Cap increased to 21,500

21 September 2017 - With the original entry cap of 20-thousand for the 2018 Comrades Marathon having been reached last night, due to unprecedented demand, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has decided to i...

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