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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...
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...
Run, Recover, Repeat – the Comrades Runner’s Mantra

Run, Recover, Repeat – the Comrades Runner’s Mantra

04 June 2018 - What makes someone come back year after year to tackle one of the toughest ultra-marathons in the world? Non-runners can’t comprehend it, but for die-hard Comrades runners, the siren’s ...
Chocolate Cravings

Chocolate Cravings

08 May 2018 - When it comes to breaking off a piece of chocolate, you might have that feeling of guilt that it will put a dampener on your training and runner’s lifestyle, but don’t fret, because it ...
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...
THRESHHold® Improves Recovery in Runners

THRESHHold® Improves Recovery in Runners

10 April 2018 - Runners who train correctly understand that rest and recovery are as important as those long runs and interval sessions and should be included in your programme! There is a lot that runners can do ...
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...
The Champ is Here

The Champ is Here

15 February 2018 - In October SA’s Bradley Weiss earned the title of Off Road Triathlon World Champ after winning the XTERRA World Championship final in Kapalua, Maui, in Hawaii. We caught up with him to ask hi...
Modern Athlete Irene: THE Qualifier for Comrades

Modern Athlete Irene: THE Qualifier for Comrades

25 January 2018 - With just over four months until the Comrades Marathon, this is the time of year when many ultra-runners are thinking about their marathon qualifier and longer training runs, and the Modern Athlete...
What a Year!

What a Year!

09 November 2017 - If there is one runner likely to agree with the old saying that “life begins at 40,” it is Ulrica Stander, especially given the amazingly successful year the 43-year-old Capetonian has ...
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...
Feeling Inspired

Feeling Inspired

27 September 2017 - Fallon Finlayson is a 31-year-old graphic designer now based in Somerset West in the Cape, who lives by two motivational sayings: My only fear is not trying, and if your goals don’t scare you...
Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

27 September 2017 - Running develops character. The tough, painful parts of it make us stronger runners, and stronger people, in general. So I find it strange that athletics, and running in particular, are such sideli...
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,...
PUMA Reinvents Lacing with IGNITE NETFIT

PUMA Reinvents Lacing with IGNITE NETFIT

19 July 2017 - Continuing in PUMA’s tradition of developing game-changing innovations, the global sports brand recently introduced NETFIT – a unique customisable lacing system that offers infinite per...
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...
Durban Gets Super Fast New 10km

Durban Gets Super Fast New 10km

21 June 2017 - In a glitzy media launch last night in Durban, Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN and the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, officially launched the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, t...
Van Niekerk clocks 9.94s personal best in Velenje

Van Niekerk clocks 9.94s personal best in Velenje

21 June 2017 - Wayde van Niekerk proved again last night why he is truly one of the stars of international athletics when he won the 100 metres at the EA Classic Meeting in Velenje, Slovenia in a time of 9.94s. ...
Behind The Helmet - The Lion

Behind The Helmet - The Lion

21 June 2017 - His remarkable achievements include completing the Seven Summits Challenge (climbing the highest peak on each continent, including two Everest summits), Trekking to both Poles, 20 Kilimanjaro summits ...
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...
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. ...
Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

22 May 2017 - Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon Ultra-distance runner Caroline Wöstmann will not defend her Comrades Marathon ‘Up-Run’ title on June 4 after losing a race against time to reco...
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...
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...

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!  
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...
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...
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...
The Running Doyles

The Running Doyles

19 January 2017 - When the extended Doyle family of Somerset West get together for a running event, you’re sure to hear plenty of jokes and laughter, but they’re serious about their running, especially w...
Old Resolutions… Renewed

Old Resolutions… Renewed

07 January 2017 - It’s that time of year… January, and New Year’s Resolutions are the hot topic as streams of people hit the gyms, hoping to fulfil the exact same health and fitness resolutions th...