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Another Bite at Boston

Another Bite at Boston

10 April 2018 - With a frustrating injury lay-off now behind him, Lusapho April is determined to get back to the world class marathon performances that saw him win or podium at Big City Marathons in Europe and the...
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...
A Life Lived with Purpose

A Life Lived with Purpose

05 April 2018 - She was the victim of a brutal attack and shocking loss that would have left most people devastated, but instead it made Caroline Peters more determined to make a positive change in her own life, a...
Permanent Fixture

Permanent Fixture

05 April 2018 - For the last 27 years, Tom Cottrell has written and published the Nedbank Runners’ Guide to Road and Off-Road Races in South Africa, which has become an invaluable aid to South African runner...
Last Hurrah for LJ

Last Hurrah for LJ

05 April 2018 - If LJ van Zyl can win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April in Australia, it will be a magic ending to an athletics career that has spanned more than 15 years and delivered many records, ...
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...
Flying High

Flying High

22 March 2018 - One second he was a talented schoolboy athlete showing a lot of promise, the next he was a World Champion, and now 17-year-old high jumping prodigy Breyton Poole is about to jet off to Australia fo...
Doctor Coming Through

Doctor Coming Through

22 March 2018 - Thanks to a number of high profile race wins over the last few years, medical student Annamart Laubscher has made a name for herself in SA trail running, and yet she still sees herself as an amateu...
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...
Attitude at Altitude

Attitude at Altitude

01 March 2018 - The race slogan for the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run in Europe sounded stunning: “Three countries, two runners, one week – the dream.” And for two obsessive runners, a seven-day trail...
Chasing Titles

Chasing Titles

01 March 2018 - Since breaking the magical 10-second barrier in the 100m for the first time on 1 July 2015, Akani Simbine has dipped under 10 seconds on a further 14 occasions. No other athlete in the history of S...
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 ...
Busy Year Ahead on Track

Busy Year Ahead on Track

15 February 2018 - The 2018 Track and Field Season is going to be a busy one for South African athletes, and one in which there is plenty of opportunity for both established athletes to further their reputations and ...
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...
Future Hall of Famer

Future Hall of Famer

13 February 2018 - Known for always running races with a big smile, and still often finishing on the podium, Candyce Hall is also a driving force behind the fast-growing Carbineers Running Club of Cape Town, and rece...
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...
Always Be Prepared!

Always Be Prepared!

14 December 2017 - When event organisers send out their final instructions for ultra-events, especially for those happening in the mountains, take note and don’t fob off the compulsory kit items, because they m...
Run With Us

Run With Us

14 December 2017 - From deciding to get back into shape, a journey of four years has seen friends Zoe Riley and Audrey Hattingh discover the joys of running, make new friends, get to see new places and challenge them...
From Heartbreak to Hope

From Heartbreak to Hope

14 December 2017 - Finishing 13th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and only missing the final by one position established Rynardt van Rensburg as one of the world’s top 800m runners, so missing out on selection fo...
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...
Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

23 November 2017 - The weight of expectation can sometimes weigh heavily, they say, especially when you put that expectation on yourself, as 400m hurdles star Wenda Nel has realised over the last year. – BY SEA...
The New Sensation

The New Sensation

09 November 2017 - Although he is still just 22 years old, Thabang Mosiako is quickly making a name for himself by taking on and beating the ‘big guns’ on the South African distance running scene, and he ...
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 ...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

09 November 2017 - With personal best times of 1:47.74 for the 800m, 3:59.29 for the mile, the SA national record for 5000m at 13:04.88 and 27:41.30 for the 10,000m, coupled with road PBs of 28:18 for 10km and 1:01:0...
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...
Will-power

Will-power

09 November 2017 - Just over a year ago, 40-year-old Johannesburg-based software developer Will Addison found himself in front of the mirror, and he didn’t like what he saw. That prompted him to take up running...
The Man from Morocco

The Man from Morocco

26 October 2017 - Some 23 years ago, Youssef Kanouni followed his running dreams from Morocco’s northern mountainous region to the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The quiet man with an iron resolve n...
Loving the Trails

Loving the Trails

26 October 2017 - Multi-stage trail running events continue to grow in popularity throughout South Africa, but understandably, they are usually substantially more expensive than single-day running events, as the ent...
Dreaming of the Desert

Dreaming of the Desert

12 October 2017 - The Marathon Des Sables has been called “The Toughest Foot Race on Earth,” which is not surprising, given that it’s a 250km, six-stage race through the Sahara Desert in Morocco, w...
Given a Second Chance

Given a Second Chance

12 October 2017 - Some people see running and being active as a chore, but Lisa Ogilvie is not one of them. She sees it as a way of showing gratitude for the second chance at life that she feels she has been given. ...