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Shange breaks one of South Africa’s oldest records

Shange breaks one of South Africa’s oldest records

09 March 2015 - By breaking one of South Africa’s oldest athletic records at an Athletics Gauteng Meeting at Tuks on Saturday, Lebogang Shange proved that he is a man of his word. Shange won the 3000m wa...
Download the Modern Athlete App Now!

Download the Modern Athlete App Now!

09 March 2015 - The Modern Athlete app is here and it is packed with all the information an athlete needs. Catch up with the latest articles, find out about upcoming events so you're ready for race day and che...
Time To Rock!

Time To Rock!

25 February 2015 - The Hyundai Rock The Run is back on Sunday 1 March 2015 and it’s bigger and better than before. Modern Athlete chatted to Pascalle Gerrard, Assistant Marketing Manager at Hyundai, about the e...
Your Mid-Week MOTIVATION

Your Mid-Week MOTIVATION

18 February 2015 - It's all about seeking out that lifestyle - the one that makes you reach your potential  
Merrell Hobbit Trail Run 2015

Merrell Hobbit Trail Run 2015

11 February 2015 - “I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” J.R.R Tolkein If he’d mentioned that it would wind th...
Jeep Team Announces its Formidable 2015 Squad

Jeep Team Announces its Formidable 2015 Squad

29 January 2015 - Jeep Team SA is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2015 as they announce a change in focus to Junior, Under 23 and Elite sports men and women by forming a smaller, more compact squad of 15 wor...
Iain Don-Wauchope outclasses top field to take back-to-back victories and set a new record!

Iain Don-Wauchope outclasses top field to take back-to-back victories and set a new record!

24 November 2014 - IainDon-Wauchope has won the 2014 Salomon Skyrun powered by Powertraveller in a new course record of 12:08. Don-Wauchope triumphed over the strongest international field ever, in the iconic mou...
Modern Athlete is now available in-store!

Modern Athlete is now available in-store!

06 November 2014 - To make sure that everybody gets to read SA's largest running magazine, Modern Athlete is now available in stores across the country for just R29.90! You will be able to buy your copy of M...
DIANA-LEBO PHALULA WINS SPAR GRAND PRIX, KALMER COMES SECOND

DIANA-LEBO PHALULA WINS SPAR GRAND PRIX, KALMER COMES SECOND

15 October 2014 - Barefoot runner Diana-Lebo Phalula is the new Spar Grand Prix champion, after finishing the five Women’s 10km Challenge races with a total of 110 points. Phalula finished in fifth position in the...
First Marloth Mountain Challenge kicks off in dramatic fashion

First Marloth Mountain Challenge kicks off in dramatic fashion

30 September 2014 - The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic ...
Modern Athlete’s Kalmer blitzes in Berlin

Modern Athlete’s Kalmer blitzes in Berlin

29 September 2014 - It was a first for Modern Athlete on Sunday, 28 September when South Africa’s Rene Kalmer lined up in her blue branded kit to represent South Africa’s largest running publication at the 41st BMW B...
Elites gear up for final Spar Race

Elites gear up for final Spar Race

25 September 2014 - Elite runners are gearing up in preparation for the final leg of the SPAR women’s 10km Challenge series at the Wanderers Club on Sunday October 12th. Barefoot runner Diana-Lebo Phalula, w...
Cancer can be beaten, so lend a hand by taking the Spar Challenge

Cancer can be beaten, so lend a hand by taking the Spar Challenge

16 September 2014 - It is a sobering thought that about one in nine women in South Africa are likely to suffer breast cancer at some stage in their lives. It is no respecter of boundaries, and affects women of al...
Chaperon and Read take Wildcoast Wildrun™

Chaperon and Read take Wildcoast Wildrun™

15 September 2014 - Stewart Chaperon and Olivia Read are the new champions of the Wildcoast Wildrun™ - the popular three day 112km stage race from Kei Mouth to Hole-in-the-Wall on the Wild Coast. Chaperon w...
Wildcoast Wildrun™ kicks off this week

Wildcoast Wildrun™ kicks off this week

10 September 2014 - One of South Africa’s favourite and original stage trail races, the Wildcoast Wildrun™ is set to kick off on Thursday from Kei Mouth in the Eastern Cape. Participants will arrive a...
Nike Soweto Marathon Route Celebrates Soweto Heritage

Nike Soweto Marathon Route Celebrates Soweto Heritage

09 September 2014 - #PeoplesRace tells the story of 20 years of freedom Runners have no excuse not to register for the Nike Soweto Marathon taking place on 2nd November. Not only will they have the option of thre...
Legends Marathon: Run for a Cause. R1million prize purse

Legends Marathon: Run for a Cause. R1million prize purse

03 September 2014 - The second annual Legends Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, 5 October 2014, promises to be yet another fantastic event and is poised to draw thousands of competitive male and female runner...
Diana-Lebo Phalula eyes Spar Grand Prix Title

Diana-Lebo Phalula eyes Spar Grand Prix Title

03 September 2014 - Barefoot runner Diana-Lebo Phalula is getting very excited at the thought of collecting the keys to a brand-new Nissan Micra, as winner of the 2014 SPAR Grand Prix. With just one race left to r...
THOUGHTS TURN TO SPRING AND THE JOBURG SPAR WOMEN’S CHALLENGE

THOUGHTS TURN TO SPRING AND THE JOBURG SPAR WOMEN’S CHALLENGE

02 September 2014 - Just when everyone thought it was safe to put away their heaters, winter came back with a big bang and people throughout the City of Gold found themselves shivering once again.  But that c...
Van Zyl wins Pretoria race in record time

Van Zyl wins Pretoria race in record time

01 September 2014 - Irvette van Zyl was all smiles as she crossed the finishing line at the Pretoria SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in a course record time of 33.32 minutes on Saturday. It was her first Challenge w...
Diana-Lebo still holds Spar Grand Prix Lead

Diana-Lebo still holds Spar Grand Prix Lead

26 August 2014 - With two races to go in the SPAR Grand Prix Series, Diana-Lebo Phalula still appears to have the title in her grasp, with a commanding 27 point lead over her nearest rival. Phalula finished fou...
Lebogang wins Durban!

Lebogang wins Durban!

25 August 2014 - Transnet runner Lebogang Phalula registered her first SPAR Women’s 10km victory since 2008 when she beat a very strong field to win the 25th Durban Challenge in 33.06 minutes on Sunday. Rut...
Nike Soweto Marathon En Route to Success

Nike Soweto Marathon En Route to Success

25 August 2014 - With preparation for the People’s Race in full swing, Soweto and South Africa’s athletics community at large eagerly await race day set for November 2nd. Following the official announce...
Watch Out, Phalula! Van Zyl is Back!

Watch Out, Phalula! Van Zyl is Back!

20 August 2014 - After a break of nearly four months, the SPAR Women’s Grand Prix gets under way again over the next two weekends, with the Durban and Pretoria Challenge races in quick succession, and the rac...
Schneider Electric connects Nike Soweto Marathon to Paris

Schneider Electric connects Nike Soweto Marathon to Paris

05 August 2014 - The already heavy winning purse of prize money for this year’s Nike Soweto Marathon has been further amplified by Schneider Electric, one of the key sponsors of the race, with an all-expenses...
Soweto Marathon - Just Do It!

Soweto Marathon - Just Do It!

01 August 2014 - The Soweto Marathon has been revived by multiple partners led by Central Gauteng Athletics and Soweto Marathon Trust, with global sports brand, Nike, as the new title sponsor and partner of what is...
The Triathlete Sub-Culture

The Triathlete Sub-Culture

29 July 2014 - You’ve heard the stories, you’ve seen them training, you’ve been inspired and you’ve been confused. We take a closer look at some insights behind this motivated group of nor...
800 runners tame the Tyger at Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™

800 runners tame the Tyger at Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™

29 July 2014 - A little mud has never scared trail runners and the more than 800 runners who showed up for the second race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ certainly proved their mettle. Those brave so...
The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a muddy start

22 July 2014 - The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trailS of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend. ...
Seventh Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicks off this weekend

Seventh Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicks off this weekend

17 July 2014 - After a hugely successful Series in Gauteng, the Spur Trail Series™ moves to the Western Cape as the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicks off this weekend at the Paul Cluver Estate in G...