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The Ultimate Comeback

The Ultimate Comeback

18 hours ago - 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!

1 day ago - 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!

1 day ago - 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.

1 day ago - 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

2 days ago - 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...
The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

23 January 2017 - The aging process is accompanied by many physiological changes, especially in sedentary (inactive) individuals. Substantial loss of lean body mass (muscle and bone), reduced immunity, gastric atrop...
Life Lessons from Cross Country

Life Lessons from Cross Country

21 January 2017 - Whether you like running or if the only form of running you do is running your mouth, these life lessons I picked up during my various cross country races may help you too. – BY LIZETTE DU PL...
Two Myths Smashed

Two Myths Smashed

20 January 2017 - 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

20 January 2017 - 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

20 January 2017 - 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

20 January 2017 - 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

19 January 2017 - 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!

18 January 2017 - 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...
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