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50 is the New 30

50 is the New 30

07 December 2018 - Age is obviously not a limiting factor for 51-year-old triathlete Douglas Burger. At the recent Freshpak Fitness Festival he not only won the biathlon overall, but also won his age category in the ...
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...
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!...
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

06 November 2018 - After a year ravaged by injury and recovery from an operation, Elroy Gelant has been putting in the hard yards to build back up to fitness, and some of his recent results have helped restore his co...
Girl Power

Girl Power

25 October 2018 - Kalmer’s Corner - By Modern Athlete Brand Ambassador René Kalmer I had the privilege of celebrating Women’s Month by spending it in fine style with more than a dozen special...
Positive Mindset

Positive Mindset

12 September 2018 - Ultra-distance triathlete Jade Nicole is not just making a name for herself in the sport, she is ready to take on the world’s best in the hopes of pursuing a pro career in triathlon. – ...
Mokoka Claims Eighth SA 21K Title

Mokoka Claims Eighth SA 21K Title

31 July 2018 - For the third consecutive year the often windy city of Port Elizabeth produced a perfect day for running for the Nelson Mandela Bay ASA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday 28 July, and the athl...
4 R’s for Recovery

4 R’s for Recovery

20 June 2018 - After any run, especially an ultra as long as the Comrades, it’s important to eat and drink properly to replenish glycogen stores and to rehydrate. These guidelines – I call them the fo...
Half the Size, Twice the Man

Half the Size, Twice the Man

02 May 2018 - You can’t lose 100 kilograms if you don’t start by losing one… that’s the mantra that 46-year-old Capetonian HR and Training consultant Carl Potgieter adopted in September ...
Advice From an Untalented Runner

Advice From an Untalented Runner

01 March 2018 - Here are a few things I would highly recommend if you would like to make a substantial improvement to your running in the quickest possible time, whether you’re a newbie or have been running ...
Running for Luca

Running for Luca

01 March 2018 - Born near Berlin in then East Germany, Katrina Muller escaped an oppressive communist regime and eventually ended up in South Africa, where she later took up running. Today, she is often seen at ra...
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...
In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

12 October 2017 - When 40-year-old Port Elizabeth triathlete Hanson Singaphi lines up for the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii on 14 October, it will be the culmination of an amazing 13-year journey in multisport that...
Whenever & Wherever

Whenever & Wherever

30 August 2017 - Running is a spiritual experience for me. It puts me into a meditative state while pushing my body to its limits – and trail running takes this concept to another level, where joy meets pain,...
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,...
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...
Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

21 June 2017 - I was over the moon when the doctor gave me the green light to start training again, having not been able to run for almost a year because of my hip surgery and then pregnancy. What I missed most duri...
Multivitamin Make-over

Multivitamin Make-over

14 June 2017 - Micronutrients are those vitamins and minerals required in very small quantities by our bodies for growth and development, but as athletes they take on an even more important role, which is why supple...
Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

18 May 2017 - adidas is bringing the perfect shoe to the market for the street runner, with its latest addition to the PureBOOST franchise that launched earlier this year, the new PureBOOST DPR - an innovation e...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ready with the Red Meat

Ready with the Red Meat

24 October 2016 - We are constantly bombarded by articles with contradicting advice regarding the consumption of different foods, especially red meat. Some experts say stay clear while others promote the regular con...
Baby Kalmer on the Way!

Baby Kalmer on the Way!

04 October 2016 - Modern Athlete magazine is thrilled to break the news that former Olympian, multiple SA Champion and Modern Athlete Brand Ambassador Rene Kalmer is 16 weeks pregnant! She and husband Andre van Wyk ...
Detox: Should You?

Detox: Should You?

03 October 2016 - Detox diets can give people a false sense of security, a feeling that they are being protective of their health, but then they tend to just go back to their usual way of eating. When people get to ...
A stitch in time...

A stitch in time...

02 August 2016 - Most runners have experienced a side stitch somewhere along the way, but not all of them know how to simply and easily cure the problem. Instead you’ll see athletes trying to push their hands...
Success to the Bold

Success to the Bold

03 February 2016 - It takes a special type of runner to enter a six-day circuit race over New Year’s. It takes an even more special runner to enter as part of a two-man combo who pledge to run 800km between the...
What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

28 December 2015 - Sometimes we have voices in our heads that can prevent us from getting out the front door to go running, and sometimes we find new voices that can get us going. - BY SEAN FALCONER A few weeks b...
Holiday on the run!

Holiday on the run!

03 December 2015 - Running while on holiday can be a pain... and even the most dedicated runners find it difficult sticking to a training programme during the Festive Period and time away from work – even us pr...