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Disc-Chem Living Fit
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
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
Ironman extends Facebook Watch live coverage in 2020
IRONMAN organisers will continue live event coverage on Facebook Watch via the IRONMAN Now® Facebook page for the third straight year, featuring 19 events from around the world in 2020. As the number of events receiving Facebook Watch live coverage has increased each year, so too have the fans... Read more
Entries are now open for 2020 FNB Run Your City Series
Entries are open for the FNB Run Your City Series – South Africa’s iconic trio of mass participation road races that include the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN and FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. The FNB Run Your City Series encourages runners of all ages (male... Read more
New date for FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN means faster times
Looking to run a 10km PB in 2020? Well, the already fast FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN course potentially got a little faster! The event, which celebrates its 4th anniversary in 2020, has a new date on the local running calendar as the event moves from its traditional October slot... Read more
South Africa’s top sports star, swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is an athlete to watch in 2020
Double Commonwealth gold medalist and African record holder, Tatjana Schoenmaker won the coveted title of Sports Star of the Year at the 2019 SA Sports Awards. The 22-year-old swimmer also bagged the Sportswoman of the Year award following her breakthrough performances in 2018 and 2019. View this post on... Read more
Sports viewership is soaring: This is what the sports industry is doing to ensure unparalleled growth
Sports viewership is soaring, and revenue is growing faster than some countries’ GDP, making it a $700 billion global industry. What makes sports industry so successful? According to Inga Stasiulionytė, former Olympian and head of the MIT Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, this is the result of sports business adapting to... Read more