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New-look Tatjana shakes off injury to shine at SA champs

16 April 2024 — Tatjana Smith is in a happy place. The former Tatjana Schoenmaker is newly married, swimming fast again, and on top of the world – literally. That’s after rising to the top of the world 200m breaststroke rankings at the SA Swimming Championships in Gqe …… read more

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Tebogo, Haingura and Sekgodiso light up the track at second ASA Grand Prix

19 March 2024 — By Karien Jonckheere Botswana’s athletes stole the show at the second ASA Grand Prix meet of the season in Pretoria on Monday night. Better known for his exploits over 100 and 200m, having medalled in both events at the World Athletics Championships in …… read more

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Road To Redemption: Simbine sets sights on Paris

15 March 2024 — By Karien Jonckheere After shaking off a disappointing end to last season, which had started so promisingly but ended with a false start in the 100m semifinal and a dropped baton at the World Athletics Championships, Akani Simbine is only looking forwa …… read more

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Training ON SA Vibes

12 March 2024 — South Africa has been a favourite winter training destination for European athletes for many years. What that means is that they head to sunny SA in their European winter months – our summer – for training in our great weather conditions, when running …… read more



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Giving Back to the Garden Route

12 March 2024 — The Mountain Ultra Trail by Ultra-trail Mont Blanc, or MUT by UTMB, is firmly rooted in the George community, and continues to support the region’s trail building and maintenance programmes. – By Seamus Allardice with Sean Falconer … read more

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Putting Shoes on Feet

12 March 2024 — They say the only thing you need to start running is a decent pair of running shoes. Unlike other sporting codes that need playing fields, facilities and equipment, running is just about the shoes and putting one foot in front of the other. However, no …… read more

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And the Winners Are…

12 March 2024 — In our February edition, we announced that for the first time since it was launched in 2009, Modern Athlete magazine is presenting a comprehensive annual Modern Athlete of the Year Awards, to recognise as many deserving South African athletes as we can …… read more

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Lessons in self-belief

7 March 2024 — I recently received an invitational entry to participate in the Cape Town edition of the SPAR Grand Prix, and at first, I was jumping up and down like a kid in a candy store, but that joy quickly turned into doubt when I read the event digimag and saw …… read more

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Which SA athletes are on track for Olympic selection?

22 February 2024 — By Karien Jonckheere With the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games now five months away, 11 South African athletes have already achieved qualification standards for the global showpiece. The most recent name to be added to that list was Cian Old …… read more

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Can Seawater Really Hydrate?

20 February 2024 — When I was given the Totum Sport Performance Bundle to try out, I must admit, I was in a bit of a quandary. After decades of using every supplement, tonic and elixir available, all with “wonder ingredients” (usually with unpronounceable names) that pro …… read more

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