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Motivation Overload

Motivation Overload

28 April 2017 - 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...
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...
One Hell of an Adventure

One Hell of an Adventure

25 August 2016 - “Fancy a run in the Kruger?” was the question posed to me by Andrew Venter, CEO of Wildlands. Sounds superb, I thought and immediately posed the same question to Modern Athlete’s ...
Tribute to a Fallen Comrade

Tribute to a Fallen Comrade

12 August 2016 - It was a real shock to his family and friends when Sihle Mlaba passed away on 3 June, due to stomach complications, five days after finishing his sixth Comrades marathon in 10:10:04 and seemingly good...
Akani Simbine Sets New South African 100m Record!

Akani Simbine Sets New South African 100m Record!

19 July 2016 - South African athlete Akani Simbine has set a South African record in the 100m sprint at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Budapest, Hungary. Akani clocked 9.89 seconds, beating Jamaica’s Asafa P...
Respected Athletics Journo Mark Ouma Dies

Respected Athletics Journo Mark Ouma Dies

13 July 2016 - Modern Athlete is saddened by the news of the passing away of veteran Kenyan sports journalist, Mark Ouma on Sunday 10 July at the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban after a short illness. Mar...
Samuel "Speedy" Gathimba Dominates in Durban!

Samuel "Speedy" Gathimba Dominates in Durban!

27 June 2016 - Kenyan race walker Samuel “Speedy” Gathimba caught everyone off guard this past weekend when he won the 20km race walk at the African Championships in Durban. Samuel conquered the cours...
Richard Murray Wins ITU World Duathlon Champs

Richard Murray Wins ITU World Duathlon Champs

09 June 2016 - After a major crash, extensive surgery and a seriously quick recovery that seemed almost impossible, no one thought that Richard Murray would be in contention for the podium at the recent ITU World...
Grand Slam Docs

Grand Slam Docs

01 June 2016 - Meet Sonja Viljoen and Leonie Stander, the two doctors from Kroonstad who recently became the first South African female runners to join the exclusive Grand Slam Club of world marathon running. &nd...
Clarence Munayi will Live his Dream!

Clarence Munayi will Live his Dream!

19 May 2016 - On Friday, at the Great City Games in Manchester, Clarence Munayi of TuksSport High School, will live his dream when he will race against Trayon Bromell of the USA over 150 metres. Bromell, who is ...
Heroes' Welcome

Heroes' Welcome

04 May 2016 - When Hilton Murray pushed Anita Engelbrecht over the finish line of the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, to a standing ovation, she not only made history as the first participant in a jogger to...
Confessions of an Injured Runner

Confessions of an Injured Runner

31 March 2016 - I haven’t written much about running lately, and to be perfectly honest, I’ve sort of been avoiding all things running-related… because when you are no longer able to run, you so...
Where's The Fire

Where's The Fire

30 March 2016 - They’ve become a regular sight in 5km fun runs around Gauteng, a group of guys in firefighting kit and running shoes, and there’s an interesting story behind their unorthodox racing kit...
Charne' Will Do It Her Way at Oceans

Charne' Will Do It Her Way at Oceans

24 March 2016 - No race has ever been won by dotting down something on a piece of paper. Nevertheless, Lindsey Parry is confident that Charné Bosman (Nedbank) will have a realistic chance of winning the...
Time to #RunClean

Time to #RunClean

22 July 2015 - Here at Modern Athlete, we feel very strongly about the litter problem in road running, so we’re launching a new campaign to do something about the problem! It’s time to clean up our ru...
Which Step Have You Reached Today?

Which Step Have You Reached Today?

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#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation

12 January 2015 - Both in running and in life...
Should you be running

Should you be running

22 December 2014 - For most people the holidays have already kicked off and you may be wondering, should you be running? Well, here's your answer...  
Some words to live by...

Some words to live by...

19 December 2014 - It's almost the weekend!
#ThursdayThought

#ThursdayThought

18 December 2014 - Always focus on the positives!
#WednesdayWisdom

#WednesdayWisdom

10 December 2014 - Love this...
#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation

08 December 2014 - Wise words for a Monday morning...
#WednesdayWisdom

#WednesdayWisdom

03 December 2014 - Why do you run?
#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation

01 December 2014 - If you are going through a tough patch, just remember, everybody falls...
#ThursdayThought

#ThursdayThought

27 November 2014 - Some sage advice for a Thursday!
#WednesdayWisdom

#WednesdayWisdom

26 November 2014 - Have a great Wednesday!

Learn to run in the rain...

12 November 2014 -
#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation

10 November 2014 - How far will you go this week....

Chase your Dreams

27 October 2014 - Which one are you going to choose?

What's Your Excuse?

27 October 2014 - So what's your excuse?