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Endurance sports goes virtual in the age of coronavirus
If there’s one thing athletes miss most during the lockdown – other than the ability to head out on training runs and rides – is the thrill, challenge and camaraderie of racing. With all major sporting and mass participation events postponed or cancelled for the foreseeable future, many athletes... Read more
Comrades champ Gerda Steyn shares her lockdown training tips
Strava is currently littered with runs around gardens and on balconies, as serious and recreational runners attempt to maintain their fitness (and their sanity) during the 21-day lockdown. But there are only so many 100-metre laps a person can tolerate, no matter how committed they are, while many others... Read more
Meet SA’s trail running power couple who dominate the trails together
Christiaan and Landie Greyling form a formidable husband and wife team, both at home and on the trails. After welcoming a healthy baby boy into their family and battling back from injuries, this Biogen-backed trail running power couple announced their return to top-flight trail racing in 2019 with high... Read more
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