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SA trail running duo break world record on Table Mountain
Local trail runners AJ Calitz and Biogen-sponsored athlete Christiaan Greyling wrote their names into the record books with a gutsy ascent of Table Mountain’s fabled Platteklip Gorge. The pair beat the previous record of 13 ascents in 24 hours by completing a gruelling 14 ascents in 20 hours, climbing... Read more
Joel Stransky pedals with passion & purpose
What does life hold for professional athletes after retirement? For South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning flyhalf, Joel Stransky, it’s a life filled with epic adventure and serious tests of endurance. Joel worked hard to maintain an active lifestyle when he hung up his Springbok jersey and entered the corporate... Read more
It is time to shift your training priorities
It was March 2020 when the rapidly-spreading coronavirus turned the global endurance event calendar on its head. And 2021 started in a similar vein. Organisers have already postponed major races like the Absa Cape Epic and IRONMAN African Championships, while iconic events like the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek... Read more
Steyn breaks SA marathon record
Despite cold, windy and wet conditions, reigning Comrades and Two Oceans champion Gerda Steyn managed to break Coleen de Reuck’s long-standing national marathon record on Sunday in Sienna, Italy. Racing at the Xiamen Sienna Tuscany Elite Marathon, Steyn’s phenomenal tenacity and her sustained training through the global lockdown ensured... Read more
Make the right choice, HIIT or LSD?
Endurance athletes know that a combination of short, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), with higher volume, long, slow duration/distance (LSD) sessions is best for fitness. However, the debate tends to get more polarised when discussed in the context of fat and weight loss and improved health. READ MORE: Cardio revolution:... Read more
The 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series set to kick off
Join the IRONMAN Virtual Club for the 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series and virtually train and race for free from wherever you are in the world! The six-month series will take you on a virtual tour of the best terrains featured in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 race locations. Each... Read more
Smart real-time virtual coaching delivers performance benefits for runners
Runners who trained with Under Armour’s real-time Form Coaching feature ran 7% faster and 3% farther than those who didn’t, according to anonymised data from the UA MapMyRun app. Under Armour has led development in smart sneaker technology in recent years, helping athletes achieve better runs with the HOVR... Read more
Put your best running foot forward
The optimal footstrike for runners remains a hotly debated topic, with minimalist running shoes often touted as the ideal option to get runners onto their mid-foot or forefoot. Minimalist advocates suggest this will help to reduce your injury risk while making you a more efficient athlete. Conversely, minimalist denialists... Read more
CMA cancels 2021 Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has regrettably announced its decision to cancel the Comrades Marathon scheduled for 13 June 2021. The decision to cancel comes as an enormous disappointment to tens of thousands of runners and, according to a press statement, has also been a tough call for... Read more
2020 a year like no other for sport, Strava report reveals
Insights from Strava’s global community of over 73 million athletes shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on competition, performance and habits. Strava’s annual Year in Sport report revealed a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As athletes adapted to 2020’s widespread changes to competition... Read more