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Race Calendar - November 2018

Race Calendar - November 2018

01 November 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...
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. – ...
Race Calendar - August 2018

Race Calendar - August 2018

08 August 2018 - Want to get ready for some fast racing in Spring? Need to get your legs moving again after some winter hibernation? Then check out all the races in August and use them as a great stepping stone to ...
Two Careers in One

Two Careers in One

10 April 2018 - Many athletes dream of turning pro and making a career out of their favourite sport. They know it will take hard work and discipline, but the thought of getting paid to train and race is just so ap...
Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

22 March 2018 - Having recently finished her first Ironman 70.3 race in East London, Rogeema Kenny has not just done something she once thought she couldn’t do, she’s done something that many people sa...
Kona Conquered

Kona Conquered

14 December 2017 - The Ironman World Champs race in Kona, Hawaii, is considered one of the toughest sporting events, and when blind triathlete Helen Webb crossed the Kona finish line this October, she added yet anoth...
All in Good Time

All in Good Time

24 November 2017 - He’s just 20 and currently focusing on his studies, but Nicholas Quenet is already considered a star of South African triathlon, and it appears to be just a matter of time before this young m...
Not Bad for an Old Codger

Not Bad for an Old Codger

26 October 2017 - Some elite athletes enjoy a relatively short career at the top level, but others seem to go on forever, even seeming to getting better with age, like multisport legend Donovan van Gelder, who can s...
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

26 October 2017 - Ironman couple Rodney and Melanie Nel finished the Ironman hand in hand on the red carpet in 2017, having only done their first triathlon a few months earlier, once again showing that the Modern At...
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...
Sign Me Up (Again)

Sign Me Up (Again)

27 September 2017 - Having used the Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme to go from being a tri novice at Bela Bela to a good Ironman finish in PE of 13:29:50, Jason Edgecomb says he is ready for more of the same! ...
Helping the Next Generation

Helping the Next Generation

30 August 2017 - In the early 2000s, Hendrik De Villiers was one of SA’s leading sprint and Olympic distance triathletes, but his pro career was cut short by financial constraints. Having gone into financial ...
Couch Potato to Ironman

Couch Potato to Ironman

15 August 2017 - My long journey to becoming a triathlete has been an awesome, life-changing experience that I can recommend to any person. You will never know until you try a triathlon! – BY MORNE HEYSTEK ...
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...
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...
If at First You Don’t Succeed…

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

18 December 2016 - This month we put the spotlight on Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme triathlete Claire Malik, who came back from the disappointment of having to withdraw during the run leg of the 2014 Ironman i...
Time to Get Serious

Time to Get Serious

24 November 2016 - With IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN PE awaiting just aroud the proverbial corner, it’s time for the Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme’s athletes to get serious in their training! It&r...
Dare to Tri: Congrats, Helen!

Dare to Tri: Congrats, Helen!

29 October 2016 - The Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme was thrilled to see our visually impaired athlete, Helen Webb, complete her first ever triathlon at the 5150 Bela Bela, and she says it was a fabulous exper...
DARE TO TRI: My Road to IRONMAN with DTT

DARE TO TRI: My Road to IRONMAN with DTT

25 September 2016 - The Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Programme has helped many athletes get a start in the diverse world of triathlon, with many going on to complete the Ironman, and this month we hear from one of them,...
Everest Conqueror Challenged

Everest Conqueror Challenged

18 January 2016 - He has conquered the world’s highest mountains and trekked to the most extreme locations in the Arctic and Antarctic, but now Sibusiso Vilane has been challenged to do something he’s ne...
Making the Most of It

Making the Most of It

07 January 2016 - He’s one of the most irrepressible spirits of the Western Cape running and multisport communities, but just a few years ago Ashraf Orrie was going through hard times, and he says it was runni...
Plan Your January Racing

Plan Your January Racing

29 December 2015 - South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for January 2016, including road and trail runs as well as other running d...
Durban triathlon date announced

Durban triathlon date announced

07 December 2015 - The hugely popular Standard Bank IRONMAN® 70.3® Durban triathlon will be back in 2016 and is set to take place on Sunday, 19 June, 2016 at SUNCOAST, Durban The Standard Bank IRONMAN...
Achieving goals isn’t easy

Achieving goals isn’t easy

01 December 2015 - It is easy to set goals, but to achieve them can be a huge challenge. This is why the 20-year-old Basson Engelbrecht (Tuks/HPC) has good reason to feel proud about what he has achieved this se...
Sponsor announced for triathlon series

Sponsor announced for triathlon series

26 November 2015 - South African triathlon sports received a boost with the announcement that direct insurer, MiWay, will sponsor the ULTRA Triathlon Series as title sponsor for a three year period. The ULTRA T...
Rewarding year for Murray

Rewarding year for Murray

16 November 2015 - There is no doubt that 2015 was his best year yet as a professional triathlete and Richard Murray could not be happier with the way it all went. Murray ended the season with his second World T...
Feet Firmly on the Ground

Feet Firmly on the Ground

09 November 2015 - With a World Championship title to his name, Michael Lord has the triathlon world at his feet, but this well-grounded young man still has his sights firmly set on his studies and making sure he use...
Germiston attracts large tri field

Germiston attracts large tri field

21 October 2015 - The Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship takes place for the third time having become one of the most popular triathlons in South Africa. The event is the flagship race in the Standar...
One-legged Legend

One-legged Legend

08 October 2015 - Para-triathlete Stan Andrews tells his inspiring story, from growing up with a deformity to aspiring to get to the 2016 Paralympics. – BY SEAN FALCONER Born with a deformed right foot an...
Get your Iron on!

Get your Iron on!

21 September 2015 - Entries for South Africa’s biggest standard distance triathlon, the Standard Bank 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championship closes in less than a month. The flagship event in the Standard Ban...