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What a Week!

What a Week!

14 November 2018 - Registered Dietician Mariella Dierks obviously knows how to ‘fuel up’ for optimum performance, given her two podium finishes at two major triathlon races in the first week of September!...
BIG5 Champ

BIG5 Champ

09 October 2018 - It takes a special type of athlete to race flat-out in five separate endurance sports events in seven days, but that’s what the annual Momentum BIG5 Challenge demands, and former pro triathle...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

30 August 2018 - Officially sold out by 19 June 2018, the 25th edition of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon will open its substitution period come 1 September 2018. The month long period will afford those who missed o...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

25 July 2018 - In 2018, the year where the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon celebrates its 25th edition, we are on a mission to empower the novice runners with knowledge that will enable them to ‘Run their Great&...
The Good Squeeze

The Good Squeeze

11 July 2018 - Athletes who recover better are more likely to train harder and improve performance, and thus in recent years, various forms of compression treatments to aid in recovery have gained popularity, the...
Diacore Gaborone Marathon 1 MILLION PULA Challenge

Diacore Gaborone Marathon 1 MILLION PULA Challenge

09 May 2018 - Earlier this year we announced that the Diacore Gaborone Marathon was offering a 1 million pula (US$100,000) incentive to the first runner to complete the 42.2km race in under 2 hours and 8 minutes...
Winning Brand

Winning Brand

08 May 2018 - In between studies, looking after stray animals, avoiding rhinos and promoting women’s safety while out running, Naomi Brand is carving a name for herself on the global stage of ultra trail r...
The Warm-up Routine

The Warm-up Routine

05 April 2018 - The simple science of warming up and cooling down properly is essential info for all runners. – BY ERNEST HOBBS As discussed in the January edition, there is a popular perception that st...
Race Calendar - April 2018

Race Calendar - April 2018

22 March 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Barry’s Way

Barry’s Way

24 November 2017 - Having achieved success in trail running himself, Barry Goliath is now coaching the next generation to podium positions as well. As he tells the youngsters in his training group, “Do as I say...
Back to the drawing board!

Back to the drawing board!

26 October 2017 - After being out of running for almost a year, my coach, Lindsey Parry and I decided that it was time to get back to the drawing board and do some proper base training, but we could not afford to ta...
Danette’s Unique Treble

Danette’s Unique Treble

13 September 2017 - Winning a national title on the road is a fantastic achievement for an athlete. Winning a national title on trail is just as fantastic. Then you get the ultra-marathons, and earning a gold medal in...
When We Were Young

When We Were Young

30 August 2017 - The future stars of South African athletics did us so proud at the recent World U/18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and following our team’s success brought back some great memories for me,...
Speed Coach

Speed Coach

27 July 2017 - As one of the leading athletics coaches in South Africa, Hennie Kriel is one of the main contributors to the current resurgence in South African sprinting. – BY REGGIE HUFKIE After years...
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...
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 ...
Recover After Comrades

Recover After Comrades

09 June 2017 - The key to a long, injury-free running life is recovery between events, especially after one as long as the Comrades Marathon. – BY PATRICIA GOUWS, SPORT SCIENTIST & BIOKINETICIST Af...
TomTom & New Bus for Comrades Pacesetters

TomTom & New Bus for Comrades Pacesetters

31 May 2017 - Leading GPS watch manufacturer TomTom has pledged its support to the Modern Athlete Comrades Pacesetters for the 2017 Comrades Marathon, and another pacing stalwart has come on board to complete th...
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...
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...
Life Lessons from Cross Country

Life Lessons from Cross Country

21 January 2017 - Whether you like running or if the only form of running you do is running your mouth, these life lessons I picked up during my various cross country races may help you too. – BY LIZETTE DU PL...
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...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

15 January 2017 - The saying goes, “Remember that a 12-minute mile is just as far as a six-minute mile.” Well, over the past couple of months I have developed new respect for this quote. – BY REN&E...
Ferreira Ready for the Full XTERRA Challenge

Ferreira Ready for the Full XTERRA Challenge

11 January 2017 - Reigning Cross Triathlon Junior Elite Men’s World Champion, Michael Ferreira will make his XTERRA “long course” debut on Saturday, 21 January 2017 when he takes on the Fedhealth X...
2017 XTERRA Season Begins!

2017 XTERRA Season Begins!

10 January 2017 - The 2017 XTERRA racing season will kick off on a high note at the magnificent Buffelspoort Dam in the North West Province over the weekend of the 20th – 22nd January 2017. “We are e...
Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

06 January 2017 - Runners who still wish to secure their place in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have been thrown a final life line. Substitution entries will open on 9 January 2017, and runners who can no ...
Surprise some buddies with Entries to These Events

Surprise some buddies with Entries to These Events

21 December 2016 - With just four days to do until Christmas Day, why not surprise yourself – and maybe a fellow athlete – with an entry into one of these amazing races. Be sure to secure your entry today...
Fan-tastic Times

Fan-tastic Times

17 December 2016 - I have found that heroes come and go, but legends live forever!– BY RENÉ KALMER When I grew up, the only interaction I had with my sporting heroes was collecting signatures at majo...
Sub-90 Streaker

Sub-90 Streaker

08 December 2016 - In a running career spanning 30 years, 51-year-old Peter Jaehne can look back on eight silver medals in the Comrades Marathon, six silvers in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, and a marathon pers...
Walking Everything, Everywhere!

Walking Everything, Everywhere!

20 November 2016 - In August the prize-giving of the 1000km Challenge for 2015-2016 took place in Cape Town, with Hettie Fourie winning the Lady of the Challenge award with 4006km of mileage in official events, and h...