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#RideForALocal says Knysna Cycle Tour!

#RideForALocal says Knysna Cycle Tour!

2 days ago - 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

2 days ago - 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...
Van Niekerk clocks 9.94s personal best in Velenje

Van Niekerk clocks 9.94s personal best in Velenje

21 June 2017 - Wayde van Niekerk proved again last night why he is truly one of the stars of international athletics when he won the 100 metres at the EA Classic Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia in a time of 9.94s. ...
Turn Up Your Thermostat

Turn Up Your Thermostat

21 June 2017 - 63 years after Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, Nike rolled out its Breaking 2 Hours attempt to show that it is possible to run the marathon distance in less than two hours. I believe they ...
Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

21 June 2017 - I was over the moon when the doctor gave me the green light to start training again, having not been able to run for almost a year because of my hip surgery and then pregnancy. What I missed most duri...
Behind The Helmet - The Lion

Behind The Helmet - The Lion

21 June 2017 - His remarkable achievements include completing the Seven Summits Challenge (climbing the highest peak on each continent, including two Everest summits), Trekking to both Poles, 20 Kilimanjaro summits ...
Multivitamin Make-over

Multivitamin Make-over

14 June 2017 - Micronutrients are those vitamins and minerals required in very small quantities by our bodies for growth and development, but as athletes they take on an even more important role, which is why supple...
MOLOTSANE LEADS SPAR GRAND PRIX AT HALFWAY STAGE

MOLOTSANE LEADS SPAR GRAND PRIX AT HALFWAY STAGE

14 June 2017 - Johannesburg, South Africa - The SPAR Grand Prix has reached the halfway stage, with three SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge races completed and three to go. Challenge newcomer Kesa Molotsane has moved ...
Spoilt for Choice in SA

Spoilt for Choice in SA

13 June 2017 - Christena Walter is a 57-year-old Irish mother of four with a Swedish husband who landed on our shores in mid-2014. Having lived all over the world and taken up running along the way, it was in South ...
Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

13 June 2017 - World-renowned South African golfer Gary Player is a nine-time Major winner, but he is also a 1000-time major winner in the winning-people-over category. He demonstrated that again recently when the s...
Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017

Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 2017

12 June 2017 - Knysna Tourism has confirmed that the Pick n Pay 2017 Knysna Oyster Festival is going ahead as planned. Speaking on behalf of the sponsors, the Knysna Municipality and the event organisers, board chai...
Unogwaja Hattrick

Unogwaja Hattrick

09 June 2017 - Cape Town-based endurance junkie Miguel Netto has completed two Comrades Marathons and will be aiming for a third this year, but he has never actually flown into Durban for the race. That’s b...
Hunga for the Munga

Hunga for the Munga

09 June 2017 - Can you imagine running some 400km non-stop over five days, on some of the gnarliest trails, fighting extreme fatigue and muscle soreness much of the way? Well, that’s what it takes to run th...
Determined to Succeed

Determined to Succeed

09 June 2017 - Having made the finals in the 3000m steeple-chase at the African Track and Field Championships last year but then missing the Rio Olympic Games qualifying standard by just one second, three-time SA...
Off-season Ideas

Off-season Ideas

09 June 2017 - You may have recently achieved one of your biggest sporting goals, be it Comrades or the Ironman, and you may be asking yourself, what do I do now? Here are a few great ideas. – BY DERICK MAR...
Recover After Comrades

Recover After Comrades

09 June 2017 - The key to a long, injury-free running life is recovery between events, especially after one as long as the Comrades Marathon. – BY PATRICIA GOUWS, SPORT SCIENTIST & BIOKINETICIST Af...
Botswana Bound

Botswana Bound

09 June 2017 - On the afternoon of 3 May 2017, shortly after receiving news that Karen Brough had won the Modern Athlete Diacore Gabarone Marathon competition, three bubbly running buddies met up for a celebrator...
SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

07 June 2017 - PUMA continues to focus on growing local athletics talent with the announcement today that the global sports brand has signed an endorsement deal with South African 100m sprint star Thando Roto. ...
TomTom & New Bus for Comrades Pacesetters

TomTom & New Bus for Comrades Pacesetters

31 May 2017 - Leading GPS watch manufacturer TomTom has pledged its support to the Modern Athlete Comrades Pacesetters for the 2017 Comrades Marathon, and another pacing stalwart has come on board to complete th...
BIG5 Challenge attracts some Big Name Elite Runners

BIG5 Challenge attracts some Big Name Elite Runners

24 May 2017 - The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out o...
Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

22 May 2017 - Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon Ultra-distance runner Caroline Wöstmann will not defend her Comrades Marathon ‘Up-Run’ title on June 4 after losing a race against time to reco...
Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

18 May 2017 - adidas is bringing the perfect shoe to the market for the street runner, with its latest addition to the PureBOOST franchise that launched earlier this year, the new PureBOOST DPR - an innovation e...
Fuelled by Ambition

Fuelled by Ambition

18 May 2017 - In spite of working 12-hour shifts most days at a petrol station and struggling to fit in training, suffering an injury shortly before the race and then being mugged as well, Anele Mnukwa still put...
Jet-fuelled Jenna

Jet-fuelled Jenna

18 May 2017 - One of the highlights of the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was Jenna Challenor finishing second overall and first South African in the women’s race, in her debut ultra-marathon, but few...
Comrades Pacesetters Confirmed

Comrades Pacesetters Confirmed

17 May 2017 - With just a few weeks to go till the 92nd Comrades Marathon, many runners are making their final race-day plans for the 86.73km ultra to ensure they get them home on time to claim their medal. Good...

Wings For Life 2017 - South Africa

15 May 2017 - RACE REPORT: Modern Athlete was at the Wings For Life. Watch first hand what you can expect in 2018, remember entries are open!  
Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure

Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure

15 May 2017 - Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around outside with your friends running, climbing, jumping and just plain having fun? Well the Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure, taking place on th...
Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure

Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure

15 May 2017 - The Hollard Jozi Urban Mountain Bike Adventure, taking place at Marks Park on the 28th May 2017, is NOT your average mountain bike race. Naturally this means it comes some not so average prize categor...
Greyling's King and Queen of the Mountain at Ultra-Trail Drakensburg

Greyling's King and Queen of the Mountain at Ultra-Trail Drakensburg

03 May 2017 - DRAKENSBERG, KWAZULU-NATAL, 3 MAY 2017 – Saturday, the 29th April, saw Jeep Team trail runner, Christiaan Greyling, run the tough 62km Giant’s Cup Uncut Race at Ultra Trail Drakensberg, and win it...