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Stroke of Time

Stroke of Time

15 August 2017 - When you’re 34 years old, in peak shape and competing on the world stage as one of South Africa’s leading trail runners, the last thing you’d expect is to suffer a stroke. After a...
Speed for Spring

Speed for Spring

15 August 2017 - With spring just around the corner, now is the time to give speed a chance in order to be ready to race when the weather warms up. – BY DERICK MARCISZ I honestly believe that most runner...
The Danger Zone

The Danger Zone

15 August 2017 - Each year when the school holidays start, the South African news services provide a daily update on the number of deaths on our roads. Most of these deaths are a result of tired or drunk drivers lo...
Couch Potato to Ironman

Couch Potato to Ironman

15 August 2017 - My long journey to becoming a triathlete has been an awesome, life-changing experience that I can recommend to any person. You will never know until you try a triathlon! – BY MORNE HEYSTEK ...
The Brew for You

The Brew for You

15 August 2017 - There’s nothing better than a soothing cup of herbal tea on a cold winter’s day, but besides being a tasty, warm, caffeine-free pick-me-up, herbal teas provide many health benefits. The...
Conquering the States

Conquering the States

15 August 2017 - At the end of June, ultra trail runner Ryan Sandes added yet another prestigious win to his already impressive record when he won the Western States 100 Miler in California in the USA, but he had t...
Never Say Never

Never Say Never

15 August 2017 - I believe that you should never let anybody tell you that “you will never do this again,” because if you really want it, you can do it. – BY SU-YEN THORNHILL For the last 10 ...
Keeper of the History

Keeper of the History

15 August 2017 - The current generation of South African track and field athletes is setting the world stage alight, but South African athletics has actually been blessed with many great athletes and achievements t...
Speed Coach

Speed Coach

27 July 2017 - As one of the leading athletics coaches in South Africa, Hennie Kriel is one of the main contributors to the current resurgence in South African sprinting. – BY REGGIE HUFKIE After years...
Making My Heart Sing

Making My Heart Sing

27 July 2017 - “What makes your heart sing?” That is a line I read in a book, and it made me ask myself many questions. Have you ever wanted to do something completely out of your comfort zone? Ever h...
New DARE TO TRI Season Up and Running

New DARE TO TRI Season Up and Running

27 July 2017 - The Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Academy has had six very successful years since we started with our initial coaching project that took 10 novices to compete at the 70.3 Ironman South Africa in 2012....
Race Calendar August 2017

Race Calendar August 2017

27 July 2017 - South African athletes are blessed with a packed race calendar, with so many choices of great events to participate in, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs...
You Need Real Grit to Win the 2017 Oakley X-Over

You Need Real Grit to Win the 2017 Oakley X-Over

26 July 2017 - Just days after announcing their title sponsorship of the Colin Mayer Tour mountain bike stage race in Mauritius in October, Grit Real Estate Income Group (GRIT) announced its sponsorship of the 4th a...
PUMA Reinvents Lacing with IGNITE NETFIT

PUMA Reinvents Lacing with IGNITE NETFIT

19 July 2017 - Continuing in PUMA’s tradition of developing game-changing innovations, the global sports brand recently introduced NETFIT – a unique customisable lacing system that offers infinite per...
Race Calendar July 2017

Race Calendar July 2017

18 July 2017 - South African runners are incredibly lucky to have the race calendar that they do, with so many great races constantly on the go. Although July does not have the great weather to accompany the grea...
Free Bins for Races that Runclean!

Free Bins for Races that Runclean!

18 July 2017 - Get FREE BINS for Your Race with Modern Athlete’s #runclean campaign, brought to you by Garbie. As part of the #runclean campaign to promote no littering, we are providing FREE fold-up c...
MiWayLife Introduces World's First Lifestyle Policy for Athletes

MiWayLife Introduces World's First Lifestyle Policy for Athletes

13 July 2017 - The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as runnin...
Run, FatBoy, Run!

Run, FatBoy, Run!

12 July 2017 - When Mark Joubert was dared to run the 2017 Comrades Marathon by his closest mates, they didn’t think he would do it, but he proved them very wrong. Of course, it helped greatly that he stood...
Triple Green at Last

Triple Green at Last

12 July 2017 - Having been unable to complete the 2016 Comrades when aiming for her 30th (and final) medal, 1991 women’s winner Tilda Tearle returned in 2017 for another go at earning her Triple Green befor...
Paris or Bust

Paris or Bust

12 July 2017 - Nicky van der Westhuizen’s extraordinary journey to the 2017 Paris Marathon, via the Modern Athlete 9to5 Programme, is an inspiring story that defies medical and biomechanical logic. – ...
Couch Potato to Marathoner

Couch Potato to Marathoner

12 July 2017 - I am a lazy person by nature. I once did a personality test and it revealed that my motto should be “Why stand when you can sit, and why sit when you can rather lie down?” And yet I bec...
Beat the Winter Brrrrr

Beat the Winter Brrrrr

12 July 2017 - When it is cold and dark outside, we runners can often come up with plenty of excuses to avoid training, so try these great training tips to find the motivation to get out of from under our duvets,...
A Bowl of Winter Goodness

A Bowl of Winter Goodness

12 July 2017 - In winter it’s important for athletes to eat healthily and keep warm while beating winter weight-gain! Just one bowl of these wholesome soups a day can give you energy and help you stick to y...
Flying Journo’s Epic Passion

Flying Journo’s Epic Passion

12 July 2017 - Thanks to his expert reporting and incredible ‘hands-on’ coverage of events via radio, social media posts and videos, and through his incredible photography, Jeff Ayliffe has built a hu...
Zach Zeroes in on Record

Zach Zeroes in on Record

12 July 2017 - Young Cape Town-based hand-cyclist Zach Legward wrote himself into the record books when he rode the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km in early July. We heard about his story just before his incredib...
Laboratory suspension will not compromise testing - SAIDS

Laboratory suspension will not compromise testing - SAIDS

04 July 2017 - The fight against doping in sport will continue to be robust in spite of full accreditation again being withheld from the local laboratory which does testing, says the South African Institute for Drug...
Ryan Sandes wins the 2017 Western States 100miler

Ryan Sandes wins the 2017 Western States 100miler

25 June 2017 - The Western States Endurance Run, known commonly as the Western States 100, A gruelling 161 km ultramarathon that takes place on trails in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. This tests your trail r...
#RideForALocal says Knysna Cycle Tour!

#RideForALocal says Knysna Cycle Tour!

22 June 2017 - The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour is going ahead despite the recent devastating fires and will celebrate its 30th year with exciting new routes & rides! Marketing director of the Knysna Cycle Tour, An...
Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series

Discovery Vitality announces the inaugural Discovery Vitality Run Series

22 June 2017 - Discovery Vitality is proud to announce the launch of a brand new venture in partnership with four of Johannesburg’s most established running clubs – the Discovery Vitality Run Series. Designed to...
Durban Gets Super Fast New 10km

Durban Gets Super Fast New 10km

21 June 2017 - In a glitzy media launch last night in Durban, Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, officially launched the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, t...