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Stroke of Time

Stroke of Time

15 August 2017 - When you’re 34 years old, in peak shape and competing on the world stage as one of South Africa’s leading trail runners, the last thing you’d expect is to suffer a stroke. After a...
The Danger Zone

The Danger Zone

15 August 2017 - Each year when the school holidays start, the South African news services provide a daily update on the number of deaths on our roads. Most of these deaths are a result of tired or drunk drivers lo...
Conquering the States

Conquering the States

15 August 2017 - At the end of June, ultra trail runner Ryan Sandes added yet another prestigious win to his already impressive record when he won the Western States 100 Miler in California in the USA, but he had t...
Free Bins for Races that Runclean!

Free Bins for Races that Runclean!

18 July 2017 - Get FREE BINS for Your Race with Modern Athlete’s #runclean campaign, brought to you by Garbie. As part of the #runclean campaign to promote no littering, we are providing FREE fold-up c...
Run, FatBoy, Run!

Run, FatBoy, Run!

12 July 2017 - When Mark Joubert was dared to run the 2017 Comrades Marathon by his closest mates, they didn’t think he would do it, but he proved them very wrong. Of course, it helped greatly that he stood...
Triple Green at Last

Triple Green at Last

12 July 2017 - Having been unable to complete the 2016 Comrades when aiming for her 30th (and final) medal, 1991 women’s winner Tilda Tearle returned in 2017 for another go at earning her Triple Green befor...
Paris or Bust

Paris or Bust

12 July 2017 - Nicky van der Westhuizen’s extraordinary journey to the 2017 Paris Marathon, via the Modern Athlete 9to5 Programme, is an inspiring story that defies medical and biomechanical logic. – ...
Flying Journo’s Epic Passion

Flying Journo’s Epic Passion

12 July 2017 - Thanks to his expert reporting and incredible ‘hands-on’ coverage of events via radio, social media posts and videos, and through his incredible photography, Jeff Ayliffe has built a hu...
Zach Zeroes in on Record

Zach Zeroes in on Record

12 July 2017 - Young Cape Town-based hand-cyclist Zach Legward wrote himself into the record books when he rode the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km in early July. We heard about his story just before his incredib...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
The Patience to Keep Trying

The Patience to Keep Trying

28 April 2017 - 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Success is About the Performance

Success is About the Performance

14 January 2017 - Once a goal has been set, the training and preparation needs to be holistic and realistic, because an athlete who is correctly prepared will often outperform a more talented athlete. It is my ...
Randburg’s Grand Dame

Randburg’s Grand Dame

12 January 2017 - She may have only taken up running late in life, but Deidre Larkin has certainly made her mark on the SA running scene, setting several world records or bests, regularly finishing on the podium at ...
Old Resolutions… Renewed

Old Resolutions… Renewed

07 January 2017 - It’s that time of year… January, and New Year’s Resolutions are the hot topic as streams of people hit the gyms, hoping to fulfil the exact same health and fitness resolutions th...