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A real Cliffhanger!

A real Cliffhanger!

23 November 2017 - There I was, a tree root grabbed with both hands, my legs dangling off the side of the mountain, looking up for a way to pull myself back from the cliff I was hanging over, so that I could carry on...
Grateful to be Running

Grateful to be Running

09 November 2017 - After two freak injuries, Samantha Schoeman is incredibly lucky not to be permanently paralysed, or to have lost a leg, but both times she fought back to fitness, and even took up trail running alo...
Roll If You Want To

Roll If You Want To

12 October 2017 - Over the past decade various novel training and therapeutic practices have made an appearance, and while some had a limited lifespan, self-myo(muscle)fascial(connective tissue) release has shown so...
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...
Transform Your Swimming with DARE TO TRI

Transform Your Swimming with DARE TO TRI

30 August 2017 - In the six years that we have run the DARE TO TRI Programme, the most asked question is always, “Can you help me with my swim?” It seems that for many would-be triathletes or Ironman co...
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...
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...
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...
SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

07 June 2017 - PUMA continues to focus on growing local athletics talent with the announcement today that the global sports brand has signed an endorsement deal with South African 100m sprint star Thando Roto. ...
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...
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...
Comrades Pacesetters Confirmed

Comrades Pacesetters Confirmed

17 May 2017 - With just a few weeks to go till the 92nd Comrades Marathon, many runners are making their final race-day plans for the 86.73km ultra to ensure they get them home on time to claim their medal. Good...
Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure

Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure

15 May 2017 - Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around outside with your friends running, climbing, jumping and just plain having fun? Well the Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure, taking place on th...
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...
Comrades Route Change and Distance Announced

Comrades Route Change and Distance Announced

16 January 2017 - As aspirant Comrades runners prepare themselves for peak performance in this year’s up-run, the Comrades Marathon Association has announced the official distance of the 2017 Comrades Marathon...
Bronze is just the Beginning!

Bronze is just the Beginning!

05 January 2017 - Having won an Olympic bronze medal in Rio, Henri Schoeman has the triathlon world at his feet, and he says he is hungry for more success in the sport he has made his focus since he was 16 years old...
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...
School of Speed to Take SA by Storm!

School of Speed to Take SA by Storm!

15 November 2016 - PUMA today launched the School of Speed to develop athletics talent in South Africa by unearthing the fastest young speedsters. The School of Speed is headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain ...
Press Truck Misadventures

Press Truck Misadventures

28 October 2016 - From losing clothes and being attacked by a branch to surviving frostbite and beer before sunrise, I’ve had some interesting times as a running journo! – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN F...
Fear-busting for Beginners

Fear-busting for Beginners

21 October 2016 - Convincing somebody to take up running usually requires getting a few fears out of the way first. Here’s how to go about ‘defearing’ them. – BY MODERN ATHLETE EDITOR SEAN FA...
Anti-litter Pockets Promote #runclean

Anti-litter Pockets Promote #runclean

20 October 2016 - The new KPMG running vest is the latest edition to the successful Modern Athlete #RunClean campaign. The KPMG Running Club is the first road running club in SA to include an innovative, anti-l...
Get to These Events!

Get to These Events!

12 October 2016 - Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run – Gauteng The Impi Challenge Obstacle Trail Run is a muddy trail run that caters for all athletic abilities. This race offers exhilarating obstacles, lot...
Modern Athlete R18 Subscription

Modern Athlete R18 Subscription

01 September 2016 - Digital is great, but sometimes you just cannot go without the feeling of a real magazine in your hand. Take a look at this amazing offer that we have for you! Get your very own October issue o...
Hell of A Year so Far!

Hell of A Year so Far!

04 August 2016 - Unbeaten on SA soil this year… Now that’s not a phrase you often hear in running circles, but it has become a common theme in one post-race media release after another as Irvette van Z...
Rio, Here We Come!

Rio, Here We Come!

29 July 2016 - On 14 July SASCOC announced the final Team South Africa squad for the 2016 Olympic Games to be held from 5-21 August in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with 137 competitors set to travel to Rio, and once a...
Old Mutual Wild Series Kruger2Canyon Wrap-Up!

Old Mutual Wild Series Kruger2Canyon Wrap-Up!

21 June 2016 - Muzi Madikwa recently won the rugged two-day Old Mutual Wild Series Kruger2Canyon Challenge. Although competition was strong, Muzi was able to see off a thrilling challenge from several top trail r...
Win an Entry to Nature's Toughest Relay

Win an Entry to Nature's Toughest Relay

03 February 2016 - Are you passionate about trail running and ready to join ASICS and Modern Athlete for the ultimate challenge? Then register from Friday 5 February onwards and stand the chance of winning the runnin...
Cleaning Time

Cleaning Time

20 January 2016 - With November’s Vital Winelands Run in Stellenbosch becoming the first road running event to officially pledge support for the Modern Athlete #runclean campaign, athletes were challenged to n...
First Province signs up to #runclean

First Province signs up to #runclean

13 January 2016 - Western Province Athletics (WPA) has become the first athletic province to officially endorse the Modern Athlete #runclean campaign, which aims to clean up the litter problem in road running by cal...
Reminder note on his ceiling

Reminder note on his ceiling

04 December 2015 - Breaking South African race walking records will be the last thing on Lebogang Shange’s mind next year. The goal he will be striving for will be much more difficult and also much more importa...