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Running World Going Greener

Running World Going Greener

27 November 2018 - The worldwide concern over single-use plastic is a spiralling issue that has long been acknowledged by runners, but presents race organisers with challenges in terms of practical and viable solutio...
The Man with 9 Toes

The Man with 9 Toes

07 November 2018 - Toes are important to maintaining your balance, and even more so to running, so when top trail runner Imran Paya lost a toe in a freak accident just over a year ago, he thought his running days wer...
The Voice of Tembisa

The Voice of Tembisa

09 October 2018 - You’ll find Madumetja Donald Mathipa behind the microphone at many races in the Gauteng area, greeting you the minute he sees you, whether you are a supporter or a runner, with something uniq...
Tornado from Tembisa

Tornado from Tembisa

12 September 2018 - Young track talent Ryan Mphahlela enjoyed a breakthrough 2017-2018 season on the track, and now looks set to take on the world. – BY MANFRED SEIDLER Tembisa is a large township in the no...
One More Time

One More Time

11 July 2018 - Seven years after running her first three-day AfricanX Trailrun at the age of 67, evergreen Marianne Nelson returned in 2018 to give the race another go, and by the end of the event she had once ag...
Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

18 June 2018 - Two-time Olympian Richard Murray posted his most prestigious victory yet in early June, becoming the first South African triathlete to win an Olympic distance World Triathlon Series (WTS) event, an...
Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

30 May 2018 - On Sunday 10 June, the 93rd Comrades Marathon will again once see thousands of runners take on the Ultimate Human Race, with all those runners hoping to make it all the way from Piermaritzburg to D...
Taking Control

Taking Control

23 May 2018 - Thanks to running, I have overcome osteoporosis, an eating disorder and depression, and while I was never an athlete before, I am now working up to my first full marathon. Has it been easy? Hell no...
Success begins with D

Success begins with D

02 May 2018 - Discussions with runners normally focus on a specific ‘D word,’ as in “What Distance did you do this week?” But while there is no question that successful running is all abo...
Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy

22 March 2018 - Having won six SA titles, represented her country more than 10 times, and become a regular on podiums throughout the country, Nolene Conrad has established herself as one of SA’s leading fema...
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...