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Disc-Chem Living Fit
Optimise your performance through improved mobility
Forget the static stretching before a training session or race – it merely isolates individual muscles and does little to prepare the body for intense activity. In the latest issue of Dis-Chem’s Living Fit magazine, we reveal why mobility and foam rolling are better ways to mobilise your joints... Read more
IRONMAN racing goes virtual amid Covid-19 pandemic
With IRONMAN 140.6 and 70.3 races around the globe cancelled or postponed, triathletes everywhere are fit, ready and eager to race, but have no outlet to unleash their peak conditioning. Until now, that is. The IRONMAN Group recently launched the IRONMAN Virtual Racing (VR) Series. It will be available... Read more
Comrades Marathon organisers to wait it out before deciding on event’s future
Following an urgent Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) board meeting to discuss the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in South Africa and the subsequent postponement or cancellation of sporting events and mass gatherings in the country, the association has decided to hold off on making any definitive decisions for... Read more
Mass participation sporting events under threat as Covid-19 spreads
Two days before the start of the Absa Cape Epic – one of the world’s most iconic endurance events held in South Africa – a major professional team announced their withdrawal from the event due to the global impact of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Concern regarding the virus’s spread... Read more
IRONMAN African Championship ranked as top global race by participants
A new survey reveals that you don’t have to travel overseas to participate in one of the best IRONMAN triathlons on earth. The Biogen-fuelled IRONMAN African Championship earned a coveted spot in the 2019 IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Awards, with the spectacular route and crowd support major highlights for competitors.... Read more
More training isn’t always better for ultra-endurance athletes
High mileage is the ultra-endurance athlete’s mantra, whether that’s time on legs or in the saddle. But Gerda Steyn‘s record-breaking performance at the 2019 Comrades marathon has helped to shine a light on another potential approach – one that promotes quality over quantity. After Gerda crossed the line in... Read more
Beta-alanine: A research-backed supplement that delivers performance-enhancing benefits
In the supplement industry’s on-going quest to enhance sporting performance, research continues to affirm the efficacy of beta (β)-alanine. This non-essential amino acid is the only naturally-occurring beta-amino acid. It serves as a building block of carnosine, a dipeptide that helps to buffer the effect of exercise metabolites that... Read more
Beware the hidden health dangers of poor water bottle hygiene
We’re all guilty of it – we hit a hard training session, quench our thirst with some cold water or energy drink, then leave the bottle in our kit bag, car or bottle cage until the next session. You might think that there’s nothing wrong with this and that... Read more
Over the hill? This is how age affects your sporting performance
There is no question that age is a career-limiting factor among elite athletes, but for the rest of us, age simply slows us down, makes us hurt a bit more, and makes recovery a little bit harder. This is now factors associated with ageing can affect your sporting and... Read more
Complete your first marathon in 2020 with these expert tips
The marathon – a 42.2km running event that dates back some 2,500 years – often seems like a bridge too far for many recreational runners. However, unlike the first official marathoner, the Greek soldier Pheidippides who ran the 42km from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver a... Read more