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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
2020 Fedhealth MTB Challenge cancelled
The organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge have announced that the event, scheduled to take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020, has been cancelled. According to event organisers, “given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, a decision has been made to cancel... 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
2020 Totalsports Women’s Races cancelled
Organisers of the Totalsports Women’s Race have cancelled all events in the 2020 series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The races were scheduled to take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban on Sunday, 9 August 2020, which is National Women’s Day. The organisers explained their decision in a... Read more
[JULY] JEFF Breakfast Run: 67 Minutes for Madiba
Date: 18 July 2020 Do your bit this Mandela Day and join thousands of South Africans on the JEFF Breakfast Run, a 67 minute morning run to help feed those less fortunate. Mandela Day (18 July 2020) is a day on which every South African is asked to give... 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
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
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