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Running 'On Air'

03 February 2016 - When radio personality Phindi Gule, a self-confessed non-runner, decided to run her first Comrades in 2012, she went on air and told 1.2 million listeners about her goal. No pressure, then! But she...
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Success to the Bold

03 February 2016 - It takes a special type of runner to enter a six-day circuit race over New Year’s. It takes an even more special runner to enter as part of a two-man combo who pledge to run 800km between the...
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Win an Entry to Nature's Toughest Relay

03 February 2016 - Are you passionate about trail running and ready to join ASICS and Modern Athlete for the ultimate challenge? Then register from Friday 5 February onwards and stand the chance of winning the runnin...
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I can get you running!

26 January 2016 - If you think you can’t run, then you need to speak to Jeannie Jordaan, the driving force behind the new Modern Athlete 9 to 5 Challenge for beginner runners, because today she may be faster a...
My Story

Have Fun, Mommy!

21 January 2016 - The weekend of Comrades 2014, my husband and I were in Durban, so we decided to go and watch. I got so inspired that I decided I would like to run the Ultimate Human Race, so in November 2014 I ran...
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Cleaning Time

20 January 2016 - With November’s Vital Winelands Run in Stellenbosch becoming the first road running event to officially pledge support for the Modern Athlete #runclean campaign, athletes were challenged to n...
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Everest Conqueror Challenged

18 January 2016 - He has conquered the world’s highest mountains and trekked to the most extreme locations in the Arctic and Antarctic, but now Sibusiso Vilane has been challenged to do something he’s ne...
Dischem Half Marathon

Get your race number!

13 January 2016 - Race number collection for the 2016 Dischem Half Marathon starts tomorrow! Set to start at 06:00 sharp on Sunday 17 January, the Dischem Half Marathon has become one of the most popular even...
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First Province signs up to #runclean

13 January 2016 - Western Province Athletics (WPA) has become the first athletic province to officially endorse the Modern Athlete #runclean campaign, which aims to clean up the litter problem in road running by cal...
Features

The Myprodol Man

12 January 2016 - There is a finishline pic of me in my first Comrade Marathon in 2013, wearing my H seeding number and looking elated with my sub-11 finishing time, while the runner next to me, wearing an A seeding...
Dischem Half Marathon

Running for a cause

08 January 2016 - Participants of the Dischem Half Marathon will run for two worthy causes, the Namaqua Dog and Donkey Foundation and the Lambano Sanctuary, when they take to the streets on Sunday 17 January 2016. ...
Features

Making the Most of It

07 January 2016 - He’s one of the most irrepressible spirits of the Western Cape running and multisport communities, but just a few years ago Ashraf Orrie was going through hard times, and he says it was runni...
Event Update!

Two Oceans entries close in record time

06 January 2016 - Entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon once again closed in record time when the event reached its 11 000 entry limit in the early hours of 2 January 2016. This closure - eight w...
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Climbing Every Mountain

05 January 2016 - One of those philosophical questions people like to ask each other is, mountains or sea, which do you prefer? One person who would undoubtedly choose the mountains would be Jacques von Wielligh, wh...
Running & Sport

Just Let Me Run!

30 December 2015 - For some people, running on a treadmill might be boring and the idea of running straight lines isn’t too exciting, either, but after months out of action following an operation, Blitzbok Seve...

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