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Biogen, Momentum Health renew commitment to mountain biking
Against the backdrop of the current economic downturn and an oversupply of endurance and outdoor events, the mountain bike race industry has seen a massive decline in participation. Despite the decline, Dryland Event Management and its main sponsors, Biogen and Momentum Health, have renewed their commitment to sport by... Read more
Inspirational amputee athlete lines up at Ironman African Championship this weekend!
The story of Xolani Luvuno, a 34-year-old amputee who has gone from being high on the street drug Nyaope to being high on life, has captured the hearts of the nation. His determination, courage and willpower show South Africa that achieving the impossible, is possible with the right amount... Read more
Expert tips to nail your #OMTOM taper
By Dr Ross Tucker, exercise physiologist & adidas running consultant The taper is the subject of many jokes among runners who are not prepared for a race. A common conversation in this regard goes: “How’s training gone this year?”. “Not bad, I’ve been tapering for the last six months!”... Read more
4 tips to help you get that #OMTOM PB on race day
By Dr Ross Tucker, exercise physiologist & adidas running consultant There are roughly five weeks to go to the 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra and Half Marathons. You’re now entering the tricky training phase, where what you do is more likely to affect you negatively than positively! In other... Read more
Road-cycling legends team up for Absa Cape Epic
Robert Hunter, the first South African to win a stage at the Tour de France, has finally taken up the challenge and is riding the Absa Cape Epic this year. “I’m happy to be back on the bike and enjoying cycling as it’s an amazing sport, and I have... Read more
Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic
Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will swap to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As a novice, Espargaró required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain... Read more
Train yourself out of sports anxiety
Anxiety can have a dramatic impact on performance. The psychological state, which is often caused by stress and worries, is commonly experienced by people playing sports at all levels. Lauren Povey, a cognitive behavioural therapist who supports people with anxiety at the Priory Hospital, has outlined techniques people can... Read more
The power of magnesium: Essential for athletes
There are numerous minerals that are essential to sustain human life, not to mention enhance athletic performance. At the top of the list are potassium, sodium and magnesium due to the important roles they play in human physiology, but magnesium stands out due to the sheer number of processes... Read more
Conquer the 2019 OMTOM with these 90-day training programmes
With less than 90 days to go before the 2019 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, it’s time to set a goal for your performance on race day. Prof Ross Tucker, exercise physiologist and high-performance sports science consultant shares insights on how to prepare for the race with a weekly... Read more
UP SEMLI study makes endurance sports safer for participants
A first-of-its-kind local study has led to a 64% reduction in life-threatening medical emergencies encountered during marathons and other major endurance events, while other medical encounters, including all types of injuries, were reduced by 29%. The study was conducted by Professor Martin Schwellnus of the University of Pretoria’s Sport,... Read more