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Unbreakable: The indomitable spirit of Ironman Alwyn Uys
Sometimes life deals you a poor hand. While some people choose to fold their cards and wallow in pity about their bad luck, others stay in the game, playing the cards they’re dealt as best they can. When Alwyn Uys regained consciousness on the side of the road after... Read more
5 reasons to start running
With no immediate end in sight to lockdown restrictions, we’ll all need to find new ways to stay fit and active. So rather than becoming frustrated by being cooped up indoors, why not take to the streets and join all those walkers and runners for some fresh air and... Read more
Living fit in lockdown: 6 weeks to your first 5km
Gyms remain closed and those bodyweight home workouts are probably starting to feel a bit stale. So what’s a fitness fanatic in lockdown supposed to do? Well, we now have a short window of opportunity every morning to fit in some outdoor exercise. Why not use it to finally... Read more
Friends of Falke South Africa encourage you to stay fit at home
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading local sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, is encouraging endurance athletes to stay fit, healthy, and positive during the lockdown. We spoke to friends of the brand, Falke-sponsored athlete Natia Van Heerden and Falke ambassador Ziyaad Solomon for useful tips on... Read more
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
FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN cancelled, entrants to be refunded
The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN have announced the cancellation of the event that was scheduled to take place in the Mother City on Sunday 17 May 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed (on Sunday 15 March while addressing the Nation) that the World Health Organisation has... 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
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
[MAY] Discovery 947 Rhythm Run
Date: 30 May 2020 The Discovery 947 Rhythm Run promises to get participants moving in more ways than one. The race and after-party with music from 947 and other top DJs is set to light up the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in May. Conquer the 4.7km race or double... 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