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Pulling a Stunt

Pulling a Stunt

28 April 2017 - 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 Travelling Talker

The Travelling Talker

20 August 2016 - Former sports journalist Dan Nicholl is host and executive producer of the The Dan Nicholl Show on SuperSport, and also works extensively around the world as an MC and presenter, as a columnist for...
Double Shot of Athletic Expresso

Double Shot of Athletic Expresso

02 December 2015 - There were two very familiar faces in the biathlon/duathlon event of the Freshpak Fitness Festival in Clanwilliam in October, as Expresso TV breakfast show hosts Ewan Strydom and Leigh-Anne William...
Camera, Dive Gear & Running Shoes

Camera, Dive Gear & Running Shoes

27 October 2015 - Peter Schoeman is one of those really active people. Apart from being the director of the Sales and Marketing Division of the City Lodge Hotel Group, he is also a scuba diver and a photographer&hel...
Running on the Shoreline

Running on the Shoreline

05 August 2015 - Marine biologist, wife and mother of two, part-time TV presenter… that’s what Eleanor Yeld Hutchings has to juggle, but still she finds time to fit in her other passion, running. &ndas...
Un-Caiged

Un-Caiged

08 July 2015 - 947 radio presenter Alex Caige was ready to take on his first Comrades Marathon this year, until a stress fracture put him out of action, but with a positive outlook on his recovery process, he&rsq...
Raleigh for Health

Raleigh for Health

13 May 2015 - Media personality and wellness expert Lisa Raleigh gives Modern Athlete a snapshot into her active lifestyle while sharing tips to stay healthy, balanced and stress-free. As a young girl, Lisa...
Going For The Win

Going For The Win

06 March 2015 - She has become as famous for her racy gear as her results, and she is now even known as Chantel ‘Hotpants’ Nienaber, but she’s no exhibitionist, she’s a genuinely talented a...
Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

18 December 2014 - Media personality, presenter, model and freelance writer Stacey Holland likes to challenge herself – from CrossFit and Impi to completing her first Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge. Now, she&rsqu...
Captain’s Run

Captain’s Run

12 November 2014 - He’s one of South Africa’s most iconic sportsmen, thanks to that glorious Rugby World Cup win on home soil in 1995, when Madiba handed him the trophy while wearing a replica Springbok j...
In Between Bulletins

In Between Bulletins

26 May 2014 - Kaya FM sports editor and presenter Mosibodi Whitehead enjoys two passions, radio work and running, and this year he will be chasing his fourth consecutive Comrades medal. Getting into radio w...
The Running Sponsor

The Running Sponsor

01 April 2014 - Despite a demanding schedule, finding time to run is a daily priority for Ralph Mupita, CEO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets, and he also makes a point of regularly turning out in his company&rsq...
Falling into the Run

Falling into the Run

28 February 2014 - Overcoming obstacles, creating ‘routes’ in one’s natural environment and getting from point A to B in the most efficient way... Parkour and free running athlete Kundai Kenji Murap...
The Matter of the Heart

The Matter of the Heart

28 February 2014 - With the clock just having ticked over two hours, Spanny Hidalgo Souto from Witbank crossed the finishline at the Dis-Chem Half Marathon in January. Forty-five minutes later he was on his way to ho...
On Air, On the Go

On Air, On the Go

30 January 2014 - Every morning, Sam gets up at 4:30am to co-host 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s ‘The Breakfast Xpress’ as well as filling in on 702 Talk Radio. After her busy mornings, which include being...
Running On Air

Running On Air

30 January 2014 - Just like being behind the mic, running is a habit that will always follow Phindi. “I remember finishing my first Comrades and I had lost three toenails. I said I’ll never go back, but I...
On Top of his Game

On Top of his Game

06 January 2014 - Kevin is the first to admit that he struggles with time management. “I have a really busy schedule and our business is so diverse, so it’s very much about multi-tasking at Top Events. My...
Anchors Away!

Anchors Away!

06 January 2014 - In October Alae Brand (28) returned to South Africa for a short holiday after her first six-month contract working in the Caribbean, and while here she finished seventh in the OUTsurance KFM 94....
You can bank on that

You can bank on that

01 December 2013 - Dave Macready takes advantage of every gap in his busy schedule to still fit in plenty of exercise: “I am usually up early and like to train at odd hours, and when I travel, I can exercise in...
Looking Good!

Looking Good!

01 December 2013 - Your sixth album, Good Look, was released a few weeks ago, and the first single, Brown Eyes, has already given you another hit. How are you feeling about your music now, compared to the first album,...
Lights, camera… RUN!

Lights, camera… RUN!

31 October 2013 - She had wanted to run the Comrades since her school days, so in 2010, having already covered the race as a presenter, Vaylen joined Sunninghill Striders and qualified to run it – before she re...
In Love with the Trails

In Love with the Trails

01 October 2013 - In October 2011, Milan celebrated her 37th birthday and decided she needed a new challenge. “A big one,” she emphasises. So she decided to enter the gruelling OTTER African Trail Run marat...
Managing the Mission

Managing the Mission

01 October 2013 - For a man with such a demanding job, Doug Jones has quite the running CV: It includes five Comrades Marathons with a PB of 7:50, three Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultras and a Puffer 80km run. He has also...
Chowing the Challenge

Chowing the Challenge

30 August 2013 - There’s nothing like a new challenge to get Clive Chowles going: “It’s nice to try something you don’t know about,” he says. “For example, I knew nothing about ca...
Join the Club

Join the Club

30 August 2013 - It all started as a ‘career move’ in the investment field, but soon turned into a career move in a totally different direction. “When I started at STANLIB in 2009, I was 24 and ha...
From Dancer to Runner

From Dancer to Runner

01 August 2013 - When Keaton Quarmby lines up at Cape Point on 24 August for the Puffer, she will be undertaking her longest race to date. She has 10 marathons and the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans under her belt, and...
A Fruitful Career

A Fruitful Career

01 July 2013 - Brian’s story starts with a strong role-model, his dad, Aubrey Coppin. “At 14 I was operating a till and by the age of 21 I was ready for entrepreneurship,” says Brian, who left OK...
Next Challenge, Please!

Next Challenge, Please!

01 July 2013 - It all started just over a year ago when Elana was heading up the JAG Foundation and doing sterling work to get more and more youth involved in running. “However, I saw that these kids are go...
Eyeing the Extreme

Eyeing the Extreme

28 May 2013 - Having taken on Ironman and Comrades in the lead-up to the brutal 180km Diagonale des Fous this year, Russell is no stranger to leading an active life. Weekends are spent running on trails or cycli...
Acting Athlete

Acting Athlete

29 April 2013 - Better known these days as nice guy Daniel on the soapie Isidingo, Stephen has established himself as one of the country’s most recognised actors. Other notable roles in recent years include ...