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Wings For Life 2017 - South Africa

15 May 2017 - RACE REPORT: Modern Athlete was at the Wings For Life. Watch first hand what you can expect in 2018, remember entries are open!  
Greyling's King and Queen of the Mountain at Ultra-Trail Drakensburg

Greyling's King and Queen of the Mountain at Ultra-Trail Drakensburg

03 May 2017 - DRAKENSBERG, KWAZULU-NATAL, 3 MAY 2017 – Saturday, the 29th April, saw Jeep Team trail runner, Christiaan Greyling, run the tough 62km Giant’s Cup Uncut Race at Ultra Trail Drakensberg, and win it...
Huge action at Midlands Ultra

Huge action at Midlands Ultra

10 December 2015 - Some of the fittest athletes in South Africa lined up on the last weekend of November for the last big triathlon of 2015. Dubbed the toughest 1/2 iron distance triathlon in South Africa, the athle...
Run cycle RUN!

Run cycle RUN!

29 October 2015 - More than 2000 athletes took to the streets at the inaugural Discovery Duathlon, held in Sandton over the weekend of 24 and 25 October. In spite of the scorching Johannesburg weather, fitness ...
Fast paced action at 2015 IMPI finale

Fast paced action at 2015 IMPI finale

19 October 2015 - Just over 4000 adventure seekers gathered at the picturesque Lievland and Warwick Wine Estates in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 October 2015 to partake in the finale of the 2015 IMPI ...
Impi elite winners celebrate their heritage

Impi elite winners celebrate their heritage

28 September 2015 - Claude Eksteen and Nicolette Griffioen were amongst the 1427 adventure seekers that celebrated Heritage Day (Thursday, 24 September) by testing their skill at the annual IMPI Challenge held at the ...
FitCal Night Trail Run Rocks Joburg

FitCal Night Trail Run Rocks Joburg

04 September 2015 - Winter on the Highveld seems to have magically disappeared, and the summer-like weather brought more than 250 runners out to take advantage of a balmy summer evening at Country Club Johannesburg (C...
Night Run Rocks in Jozi

Night Run Rocks in Jozi

23 June 2015 - The inaugural Over The Moon Trail Run Series, hosted by Two The Core Events in association with Modern Athlete Magazine, was held on the evening of Wednesday 17 June in Johannesburg. Offering a techni...
Runners overcome treacherous conditions at Powertraveller 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon

Runners overcome treacherous conditions at Powertraveller 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon

11 August 2014 - Gale force overnight winds gave way to rain and single-figure temperatures as 280 brave runners lined-up at Moolmanshoek for the Powertraveller 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Salomon, on Satu...
Spar Ladies Race Port Elizabeth - Race Report

Spar Ladies Race Port Elizabeth - Race Report

06 May 2014 - This weekend the second leg of the Spar Grand Prix took place in Port Elizabeth. Lebo Phalula continued her winning streak of Spar Cape Town and Two Oceans half marathon and won the race in a recor...
Event 3 : Modern Athlete Sprint Series - Randburg Harriers

Event 3 : Modern Athlete Sprint Series - Randburg Harriers

28 March 2014 - The 3rd instalment of the Modern Athlete Sprint Series took place at Randburg Harriers last night, 27th March 2014. There was a great turnout from the Randburg locals as well as those travelling to...
Top Class Athletics Action

Top Class Athletics Action

30 January 2014 - One of the highlights of the three-day SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Champs came on the third and final day when Tiaan Smit broke the SA record in the junior men’s 110m hurdles. He...
Andre Conquers His ‘Everest’

Andre Conquers His ‘Everest’

30 January 2014 - K-Way Platteklip Charity Challenge, Table Mountain, Cape Town Heavy cloud cover and cool conditions set the stage for Andre Calitz’s record attempt as he took on the famous Platteklip Gorge...
From one Bay to another…

From one Bay to another…

30 January 2014 - Ocean Basket Bay to Bay 30km & 15km, Western Cape, 5 January When the Dutch established a colony in Table Bay in 1652, in what we now know as Cape Town, they required timber for building and...
Wet in the Winelands!

Wet in the Winelands!

06 January 2014 - Winelands Marathon & Half Marathon, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 16 November The 36th Winelands was all set to be biggest ever, with record entries in both the marathon and half marathon, and ...
Young Warriors Giving Back

Young Warriors Giving Back

01 December 2013 - The Sarens Edenvale Marathon, Central Gauteng, 10 MarchWith entries growing each year and a finish full of entertainment, the Sarens Marathon is definitely going to be a race to tick off in the c...
Charl’s Super 17th

Charl’s Super 17th

01 December 2013 - Stellenbosch born and bred, Charl (37) rode his first Cycle Tour in 1990, but a double puncture forced him out of the race. He was back in 1991 to complete the 105km race for the first time, and la...
Enchanted by Magical Hobbit

Enchanted by Magical Hobbit

01 December 2013 - Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs presented by Nikwax, Hogsback, Border, 11-12 OctoberThe 100km event takes runners on a magical journey along the Amatola Hiking trail, with over 5000m of ascent, making it ...
The Beach Feud

The Beach Feud

31 October 2013 - Discovery Surfer’s Challenge, East London, Border, 6 FebruaryIt all started back in 1975 when local runners and surfers in East London started a friendly race from the Kwelera River in Yellow Sa...
Cornelia Takes Champs By Storm

Cornelia Takes Champs By Storm

31 October 2013 - SA Marathon Champs, Oudtshoorn, SWD, 3 FebruaryA small, select field of 109 athletes lined up for the 2013 edition of the SA Marathon Champs, which this year was hosted by Athletics South Western Dist...
Gauteng’s Gem

Gauteng’s Gem

31 October 2013 - Pick n Pay Marathon & Half Marathon, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 10 FebruaryThe 30th edition of the event, hosted by the Jeppe Quondam Athletics section, was once again a great family day out, attracti...
Otter Records Tumble

Otter Records Tumble

31 October 2013 - OTTER TRAIL RUN PRESENTED BY SALOMON & GU, NATURES VALLEY, 22 SEPTEMBER   A running battle of epic proportions played out on the famous Otter Hiking Trail as arguably the strongest fi...
AdventureLisa’s Forest Run, Mpumalanga, 9 March

AdventureLisa’s Forest Run, Mpumalanga, 9 March

01 October 2013 - PREVIEWEntries for the inaugural AdventureLisa Forest Run opened in mid-December and more than half of the 100 entry slots have already been filled. “I’ve kept the maximum entry number ...
 Great Trails of South Africa

Great Trails of South Africa

01 October 2013 - Brought to you by K-way WORD & PICS BY JACQUES MARAIS  WHY GO If you dare to trip into the Northern Cape beyond the uppermost reaches of the Cederberg ranges, you will discover th...
Running on Wine

Running on Wine

01 October 2013 - Around 600 eager trail runners and lovers of good wine made their way to the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate for the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience, with the serious racers first taking on...
Dig in for Dis-chem!

Dig in for Dis-chem!

30 August 2013 - Dis-Chem Half Marathon & Rehidrat Sport 5km, Central Gauteng, 13 January Taking line honours this year was Elroy Gelant, who cruised the last stretch as he grabbed victory in 1:06:00, 14 sec...
Tough & Terrific

Tough & Terrific

30 August 2013 - Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013 It’s amazing how trail running has developed over the last couple of years and each of the four Spur Cape Winter Trail Series races was quickly sold out ...
Zero Gutzpah in Holland

Zero Gutzpah in Holland

01 August 2013 - TCS Amsterdam Marathon, 21 October, The Netherlands The hotel we stayed in was abuzz with road runners who had travelled far and wide to run one of the fastest courses in the world. The days pre...
Chasing the Big 5

Chasing the Big 5

01 August 2013 - By the time my accommodation was confirmed in Knysna, entries for the half marathon had already closed, so I was unable to enter the Big 5 officially, but I contacted the organisers and they sugges...

The Best in 25 Years!

01 August 2013 - UTi Rhodes 52km Trail Run, Rhodes, Eastern Cape, 6 July On race morning, the village awoke to the traditional pealing of church bells. The rain was clattering off tin roofs and the wind was making...