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Edward Mothibi defers marathon dream to become Comrades champ
Sometimes life doesn’t pan out the way we planned. Edward Mothibi dreamed of competing against the world’s best marathoners over the challenging 42.2km race distance, but his career didn’t pan out that way. But rather than give up on his dream, this father of three from Magogoe Koikoi village... Read more
Pro nutrition: Profiling the supplements elite athletes use
Elite athletes need to fuel their bodies for optimal performance during hard training sessions and racing and get the most from their efforts. We took a peek into the nutrition pouches, pockets and bottles of 6 South African elite endurance athletes to find out their favourite high octane fuel... Read more
Shaun-Nick Bester: A cyclist for all seasons
Shaun-Nick Bester is one of South Africa’s most formidable pro cyclists. During his decade-long career, he has raced all over the world on both road and mountain bikes and has lined up at World Championships, World Cups and UCI races in both disciplines. He now also helps other cyclists... Read more
IRONMAN launches virtual Kona training and racing experience
Building on the success of the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing Series and in celebration of the IRONMAN World Championship®, IRONMAN has launched a five-week-long IRONMAN VR Kona Series. The series will take athletes on a training journey that culminates in a virtual full-distance IRONMAN race, to be held as part... Read more
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
The Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre of South Africa have launched a study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition. The Athletes... Read more
IRONMAN South Africa celebrates women in triathlon
IRONMAN South Africa has highlighted the growing level and influence of female participation in triathlon and to celebrate some of the inspiring women who participate in triathlon events and commemorate Women’s Month in August. Traditionally seen as a male-dominated sport, triathlon in South Africa has developed into a vibrant... Read more
Triathletes excited to kick off 2021 with a swim, bike, run
Registrations continue to fly in for the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa after entries opened a month ago. Athletes are hoping to start the year off strongly with the Biogen-fuelled event scheduled to take place on Sunday, 24 January 2021 in Buffalo City. READ MORE: IRONMAN releases Safe Return... Read more
The dangers of training when sick
When active individuals get sick, it can seem tempting to keep training as normal so that you don’t lose any fitness. To determine if you can or should train when you start with those sniffles, it’s important to determine if it’s a cold or the flu. Discern winter diseases... Read more
Playing the gains game as an endurance athlete
Endurance athletes who want to improve their performance need to inject intensity into their training routines. Steady-paced training sessions that simply get progressively longer over time aren’t where the exponential performance gains are made. All about the intensity To boost cardiovascular fitness and increase your speed, your training should... Read more
Don’t water down your performance: Optimise hydration with these supplements
Many endurance athletes fail to meet their hydration needs during training or racing because they incorrectly believe that simply drinking water is sufficient. The problem is that water generally contains only trace amounts of important salts and minerals, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus – collectively known... Read more