Event Update!

Soweto Marathon 10 km route description

09 October 2015 - Participants of the 10 kilometre route will have plenty to see while they make their way around this route. After starting on the Golden Highway, runners will turn right at the slipway onto Ra...
Event Update!

Soweto Half Marathon route description

08 October 2015 - Everyone who knows the route advises that you should keep something in reserve for the last part of the Soweto Half Marathon. And this year’s 21.098 km route is no exception. After start...
Event Update!

Two more for 2016 XTERRA

08 October 2015 - Stillwater Sports, the organisers of South Africa’s leading off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA presented by Rehidrat® Sport, are excited to introduce two fun and exciting competitio...

The (not so) Angry Kenyan

08 October 2015 - He wishes to remain anonymous, so this is a slightly different article to the norm here in Modern Athlete, but the story behind Twitter’s @theAngryKenyan is just too good not to share. &ndash...

One-legged Legend

08 October 2015 - Para-triathlete Stan Andrews tells his inspiring story, from growing up with a deformity to aspiring to get to the 2016 Paralympics. – BY SEAN FALCONER Born with a deformed right foot an...

Fruity Favourites

08 October 2015 - Eating fruit not only provides you with nutrients needed for health, the repairing of your body and a reduced risk of some chronic diseases, but fruits can also benefit your running. – By Esm...
Event Update!

Race name change

08 October 2015 - The Liqui Fruit Irene Half Marathon organised by the Irene Athletics Club will now be known as the King Price Irene Farm Race.
Meet the Elite

Irvette sets her sights on Spar

07 October 2015 - Whether she is called a ‘running mom’ or a ‘mom on the run’, Irvette van Zyl, hopes to get her Olympic dreams back on track when she competes in the Spar 10km Women’s ...
Living Legends

Still Cruising...

06 October 2015 - You’ll find Marianne Nelson happily bounding along in trail running events, defying not only her age, but also the gloomy original prognosis of her doctors, who said in 1999 that she should w...
Event Update!

Soweto Marathon route description

06 October 2015 - There are a few changes from last year, but the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon promises to have the same amazing atmosphere as it had last year. After starting at Nasrec, runners will then turn ri...

Lucky Earns Another Chance

06 October 2015 - With the 2015 SA Half Marathon title to his name, Lucky Mohale is now gearing up for another shot at World Champs glory next year in Wales, and he says he is determined to do better than in past at...

Put a Spring in your Step

06 October 2015 - Just a few dark and cold weeks back it seemed like spring would never come, but it has arrived, and with it comes the start of the new running season. It’s time to take it up a gear, get the ...

World Class World Champ

05 October 2015 - When Wayde van Niekerk looks back on 2015, he’ll probably describe it as the year he arrived. He had already established himself as one of the world’s best in the 400m sprint, but this ...
Kalmer's Corner

The Good, the Bad and the Brilliant

05 October 2015 - Even though I could not compete due to injury, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the recent World Champs in China, especially the terrific performances by our South African athletes. – BY REN&Eac...
Event Update!

Deadline for Soweto Marathon registration extended

05 October 2015 - Runners who have not yet registered for the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon now have two extra weeks to enter The People’s Race, taking place on Sunday, 1 November 2015. The registration da...

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