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Two Myths Smashed

Two Myths Smashed

15 hours ago - I’m conviunners do not need carbs and pasta parties, nor expensive ‘high-heeled’ running shoes with all those all support structures, and here’s the proof. – BY FRANKI...
Teenage Prodigies

Teenage Prodigies

15 hours ago - Sprinting in South African athletics has never looked better after an incredible 2016 season, and adding to the buzz are Clarence Munyai, Gift Leotlela and Ntando Mahlangu, a new crop of young spri...
Made for Running TV

Made for Running TV

15 hours ago - Being born two days before his dad was scheduled to run the 1985 Comrades Marathon was a fitting start for Cuan Walker, who has gone on to make a name for himself in South African running as an ath...
Win a Trip to XTERRA Reunion with Fedhealth and XTERRA South Africa

Win a Trip to XTERRA Reunion with Fedhealth and XTERRA South Africa

15 hours ago - One lucky 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA entrant will stand the chance to win an exciting trip to the idyllic Reunion Island complements of Fedhealth, the Title Sponsor of the world’s largest XTERRA. ...
The Running Doyles

The Running Doyles

1 day ago - When the extended Doyle family of Somerset West get together for a running event, you’re sure to hear plenty of jokes and laughter, but they’re serious about their running, especially w...
Check out These Events!

Check out These Events!

2 days ago - 2017 Johnson Crane Hire Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10km Don’t forget to pick up your entry for the 35th Johnson Crane Hire Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10km race. With a relatively unch...
Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee

17 January 2017 - Patellofemoral pain is a very common condition. In fact, this pain around or under the kneecap is so common among runners, that it has earned the alternative name, Runner’s Knee. Here are the...
Comrades Route Change and Distance Announced

Comrades Route Change and Distance Announced

16 January 2017 - As aspirant Comrades runners prepare themselves for peak performance in this year’s up-run, the Comrades Marathon Association has announced the official distance of the 2017 Comrades Marathon...
Fruity Favourites

Fruity Favourites

16 January 2017 - 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...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

15 January 2017 - The saying goes, “Remember that a 12-minute mile is just as far as a six-minute mile.” Well, over the past couple of months I have developed new respect for this quote. – BY REN&E...
Success is About the Performance

Success is About the Performance

14 January 2017 - Once a goal has been set, the training and preparation needs to be holistic and realistic, because an athlete who is correctly prepared will often outperform a more talented athlete. It is my ...
Book now for the Bonitas-Comrades Women’s Seminars

Book now for the Bonitas-Comrades Women’s Seminars

13 January 2017 - Thanks to major sponsor Bonitas, the Comrades Marathon Association will be hosting the Bonitas Comrades Women’s Seminars across the country in a bid to empower female runners to conquer The U...
Randburg’s Grand Dame

Randburg’s Grand Dame

12 January 2017 - She may have only taken up running late in life, but Deidre Larkin has certainly made her mark on the SA running scene, setting several world records or bests, regularly finishing on the podium at ...
Ferreira Ready for the Full XTERRA Challenge

Ferreira Ready for the Full XTERRA Challenge

11 January 2017 - Reigning Cross Triathlon Junior Elite Men’s World Champion, Michael Ferreira will make his XTERRA “long course” debut on Saturday, 21 January 2017 when he takes on the Fedhealth X...
This Week's Race Picks!

This Week's Race Picks!

11 January 2017 - Have you started making your running plans? Come on folks, we are now two weeks into 2017 and with a ton of events lined up, why wait? Make sure you secure your entries for some of the countries bi...
Catch a Flight… of Stairs

Catch a Flight… of Stairs

10 January 2017 - Running stairs is a great way to get yourself into shape, and there are a number of benefits that you will enjoy simply by adding some stairs to your training routine. – BY RAY ORCHISON ...
2017 XTERRA Season Begins!

2017 XTERRA Season Begins!

10 January 2017 - The 2017 XTERRA racing season will kick off on a high note at the magnificent Buffelspoort Dam in the North West Province over the weekend of the 20th – 22nd January 2017. “We are e...
New Year’s Nutrition

New Year’s Nutrition

09 January 2017 - In spite of the fact that runners are generally very health-conscious, many have a few bad nutritional habits, so check out these tips and make your own list of resolutions to kick-start 2017 on th...
Gearing up for Ironman

Gearing up for Ironman

08 January 2017 - With the big Ironman races just around the corner, we look at the latest news in the remarkable story of visually-impaired DARE TO TRI athlete Helen Webb’s journey to becoming an Ironman. &nd...
Old Resolutions… Renewed

Old Resolutions… Renewed

07 January 2017 - It’s that time of year… January, and New Year’s Resolutions are the hot topic as streams of people hit the gyms, hoping to fulfil the exact same health and fitness resolutions th...
Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

06 January 2017 - Runners who still wish to secure their place in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have been thrown a final life line. Substitution entries will open on 9 January 2017, and runners who can no ...
Bronze is just the Beginning!

Bronze is just the Beginning!

05 January 2017 - Having won an Olympic bronze medal in Rio, Henri Schoeman has the triathlon world at his feet, and he says he is hungry for more success in the sport he has made his focus since he was 16 years old...
Wayde Pops the Question!

Wayde Pops the Question!

05 January 2017 - Olympic gold medallist and 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, has proposed to his girlfriend, Chesney Campbell. The athlete shared the happy news on his Instagram account with an image and t...
A Brief Run Through Gait Analysis

A Brief Run Through Gait Analysis

29 December 2016 - I thought it best to begin my first contribution to Modern Athlete by discussing the purpose of the evaluation of running gait, and then in future issues I will discuss specific biomechanical conce...
Start Strong with these Events

Start Strong with these Events

28 December 2016 - The festive season has come and gone and with 2017 just around the corner it is surely time to start making your running plans. Look at the list of events below and add them to your personal runnin...
Time to go Loooooong!

Time to go Loooooong!

27 December 2016 - Not many of us take the time to commit to New Year’s resolutions, except of course when it comes to running. Come the New Year and we find a renewed motivation to ensure that this is our year...
New Year Nutrition

New Year Nutrition

26 December 2016 - New Year’s resolutions are a common thought this time of year. Whatever your goals may be, whether it is starting a running programme, learning to eat more wholesome foods, losing a few kilos...
Comrades Spirit Burning Strong

Comrades Spirit Burning Strong

25 December 2016 - Check out all the latest news and important info from the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous ultra, the Comrades Marathon.– BY DELAINE COOLS & NONKULULEKO MDLALOSE 2016 OLD...
What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

24 December 2016 - It’s hard to believe that January 2017 will see the first Birthday of the highly successful Modern Athlete #9to5Challenge. Of course, 2017 will be still bigger and better as we plan to spread...
Raiding Reunion

Raiding Reunion

22 December 2016 - Modern Athlete was recently given an all expenses paid trip to Reunion to cover one of the world’s toughest trail running events, the Grand Raid Reunion, which was the final leg of the 2016 U...
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