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Wöstmann Retains Om Die Dam Title

Wöstmann Retains Om Die Dam Title

20 March 2017 - Defending Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra women’s champion Caroline Wöstmann clinched her second consecutive win in the country’s largest inland ultra-marathon in Hartbeespoort on Satu...
Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars Start 22 March

Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars Start 22 March

16 March 2017 - With 80 days to go to the 92nd Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June, the big day of anticipation for nearly 6000 novice Comrades runners is fast approaching. In putting Runners First, the Comrades Ma...
Are You Tough Enough to Tackle Gaborone?

Are You Tough Enough to Tackle Gaborone?

15 March 2017 - The Diacore Gaborone Marathon is Botswana’s largest running event! The inaugural event was held in 2010 and now seven years down the line, the Diacore Gaborone Marathon is an IAAF certified q...
Comrades Substitutions Open Tuesday

Comrades Substitutions Open Tuesday

13 March 2017 - The official 2017 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens tomorrow, 14 March. This means that runners who were unable to enter the 2017 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 Se...
Joburg to Host Second Comrades Marathon Women's Seminar

Joburg to Host Second Comrades Marathon Women's Seminar

09 March 2017 - In line with International Women’s Month and with a view to empowering female Comrades runners to achieve more, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with major sponsor, Bonit...
A Run Down from Our Three Cranes Winners!

A Run Down from Our Three Cranes Winners!

07 March 2017 - Solicitor Manduwa, an Old Mutual runner, took first place in the 2017 edition of the Three Cranes Challenge which took place late in February this year. The Three Cranes Challenge is part of the Ol...
Toyota to Sponsor 2017 Comrades Marathon Race Cap

Toyota to Sponsor 2017 Comrades Marathon Race Cap

06 March 2017 - Leading South African automotive manufacturer Toyota has come on board as the sponsor of the official 2017 Comrades Marathon headgear. Toyota has been a sponsor of The Ultimate Human Race for the p...
2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Substitution Entries Are Closing Soon

2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Substitution Entries Are Closing Soon

01 March 2017 - Runners still hoping to secure their place in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have until Monday, 6 March 2017 to secure a substitution entry. The substitutions process allows a runner to of...
Three Cranes Challenge Kicks off with the 2017 Old Mutual Wild Series

Three Cranes Challenge Kicks off with the 2017 Old Mutual Wild Series

27 February 2017 - Solicitor Manduwa, an Old Mutual runner, took first place at the 2017 Wild Series Three Cranes Challenge, which was brought to a close on Sunday 26 February 2017. The Three Cranes Challenge th...
Cape Town’s Dancing Queen

Cape Town’s Dancing Queen

26 February 2017 - For most runners, the starting gun means start the watch and get to the finish line as quickly as possible, but for others it means start the conversation and make the run-chat last as long as poss...
Swimming for the Princess

Swimming for the Princess

25 February 2017 - If you followed triathlon in South Africa in the 90s and into the 2000s, you definitely would have spotted Dominique Donner-Rodd. Not only was she was one of the leading female triathletes in the c...
The Ultimate Comeback

The Ultimate Comeback

23 February 2017 - Not so long ago it appeared that long jumper Luvo Manyonga’s athletics career was over, but after turning his life around and completing a remarkable comeback, he won a silver medal at the Ri...
Modern Athlete Wants you to Take on Southern Africa's Fastest Marathon!

Modern Athlete Wants you to Take on Southern Africa's Fastest Marathon!

22 February 2017 - Run for Botswana Are you tired of running the same races day in and day out? Are you looking for a change of scenery? Perhaps a new event to add to your personal running calendar? Look no furth...
Keep Those Legs Moving!

Keep Those Legs Moving!

22 February 2017 - Modern Athlete wants you to take part in the great events! Take a look at three of the biggest half marathon and marathon events that are going to be hitting our shores soon. Be sure to secure your...
The Bonitas-Comrades Women’s Seminar comes to Johannesburg this Saturday.

The Bonitas-Comrades Women’s Seminar comes to Johannesburg this Saturday.

22 February 2017 - With 101 days to go to the 2017 Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) together with major sponsor, Bonitas Medical Fund is hosting the Bonitas-Comrades Women’s Seminar in...
60 Minutes: Maximise your training hour

60 Minutes: Maximise your training hour

21 February 2017 - CYCLE EXPERT: Andries Lodder, qualified biokineticist, lecturer in Exercise Science (HFPA) and Ironman 2011 finisher. SESSION: Russian Steps Spinning Class Spinning offers potentially very ...
Super Soy

Super Soy

20 February 2017 - As most people know, we need to consume a balanced diet consisting of carbohydrate, protein and good fats in order to fuel our bodies and remain healthy, and this becomes even more important when w...
Fire Alert

Fire Alert

16 February 2017 - Andrew Hagen spends a lot of time in the mountains and on trails, because when he’s not running, he is often ‘on the line’ with his fellow volunteer fire-fighters as more and more...
Comrades Marathon Underprivileged Runners Project

Comrades Marathon Underprivileged Runners Project

16 February 2017 - As part of its Runners First initiative, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will once again host its Underprivileged Runners Project over the Comrades weekend. CMA Marketing Manager, Tham...
Leaps and Bounds

Leaps and Bounds

14 February 2017 - If you are looking to improve your muscles’ ability to produce fast, powerful movements, plyometrics is the type of exercise you should be focusing on. Whilst generally used in explosive spor...
XTERRA SA Champs attracts a strong elite men’s field

XTERRA SA Champs attracts a strong elite men’s field

14 February 2017 - Returning to the majestic Grabouw Country Club the weekend of 24 – 26 February 2017 the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship has attracted the attention of a strong field of elite off-...
The Bitter Sweet Truth

The Bitter Sweet Truth

13 February 2017 - Sugar has always been a controversial issue with most health-conscious athletes. We are constantly bombarded with info about how sugar can cause holes in our teeth, affect our mood and energy level...
Today We Rest

Today We Rest

07 February 2017 - Rest and recovery are the most important ingredients in a training programme, and your rest day should be considered a training session, just like any session or interval or long run. – BY RA...
Fruitful Relationship

Fruitful Relationship

06 February 2017 - Most of know that we should be eating two to three fruit portions per day, but there remains confusion of how to tally up portions, and what exactly counts as a fruit. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, ...
Staying Proudly South African

Staying Proudly South African

02 February 2017 - Having dominated the Collegiate track and cross country circuits while studying in the USA and qualified for her first Olympics, Dominique Scott-Efurd is now looking forward to life as a profession...
Cape Town Gears up to Get Active with Multisport Athletes

Cape Town Gears up to Get Active with Multisport Athletes

02 February 2017 - The Discovery Get Active weekend in Cape Town on 11 and 12 February 2017 is fast approaching, and with it the closing date for entries into both these events. “There is probably no finer ...
Our Top Race Picks for You!

Our Top Race Picks for You!

01 February 2017 - Have you had a bit of a slow start to 2017? Never fear, read on and see what we have for you! Modern Athlete has a whole whack of events on the running race calendar so be sure to get onto our onli...
Caffeine: Performance Enhancer or Not?

Caffeine: Performance Enhancer or Not?

30 January 2017 - Caffeine is the best known member of a family of naturally occurring stimulants found in leaves, nuts and seeds in over 60 plants. Dietary sources include tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks and en...
Journey to Kilimanjaro

Journey to Kilimanjaro

26 January 2017 - While attending the 2016 Comrades Marathon, Old Mutual’s Head of Brand of Emerging Markets, Karen Thomas, was invited on a journey that would test her and humble her, and just like the 90km j...
Mokoka to Take on Tokyo after 10th Place Finish in Cardiff

Mokoka to Take on Tokyo after 10th Place Finish in Cardiff

24 January 2017 - Stephen Mokoka will compete in the first World Marathon Majors race of his career next month when he takes on a field of world class athletes at the Tokyo Marathon. The South African athlete was re...