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Motivation Overload

Motivation Overload

23 hours ago - As a project manager for Old Mutual, Amanda Makwakwa has worked on many of the biggest running events in South Africa, and that not only got her into long distance running, but motivated her to tac...
Pulling a Stunt

Pulling a Stunt

23 hours ago - Jumping off buildings, doing fight scenes and being set on fire are all in a day’s work for film industry stuntwoman Lana Katz, and she uses a daily run to make sure she is fit enough to hand...
The Patience to Keep Trying

The Patience to Keep Trying

23 hours ago - When 47-year-old Esther Patience crossed the finish line of the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 in East London earlier this year, she finally completed an epic five-year quest to earn that finisher&rsqu...
Comrades Marathon Association Mourns Loss of Dudley St John-Ward

Comrades Marathon Association Mourns Loss of Dudley St John-Ward

24 April 2017 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is saddened by the loss of its Finish Procedure Convenor, Dudley St John-Ward. He passed away last Friday at the age of 70. Dudley was funny, friendly and al...
Epic 100m Showdown in Potch

Epic 100m Showdown in Potch

21 April 2017 - The men’s 100 metres final later today at the South African Track and Field Championships in Potchefstroom could just be the dream race everybody has been speculating about, with potentially ...
Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk

19 April 2017 - With nearly 50 years of race walking experience behind him, both as a record-breaking athlete and as a highly successful coach of multiple Olympians, SA Champs and SA Record-holders, Carl Meyer is ...
Stardom Beckons

Stardom Beckons

19 April 2017 - Young KPMG athlete Nicole van der Merwe was destined for running stardom as soon as she ran her first race in primary school. Now 18 and with numerous SA title and honours already to her name, she ...
World at Wayde’s Feet

World at Wayde’s Feet

19 April 2017 - After an incredible 2016 that saw 400m superstar Wayde van Niekerk add the Olympic title and the World Record to his 2015 World Champs title, he is now looking forward to chasing more titles in 201...
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...