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2019 champs ready for Virtual Comrades Marathon
Organisers of the iconic Comrades Marathon will stage the world’s largest virtual event – Race The Comrades Legends – this Sunday, 14 June 2020. The cancellation of the race due to the Covid-19 pandemic was a massive blow to the sporting calendar. The next best thing to the real... 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
A spectator’s guide to the Comrades Marathon
Whether you’re a runner, a fan or simply a passionate South African who enjoys a bit of tradition, you’ll undoubtedly have your TV tuned to SABC 2 from 05:30 on Sunday (9 June) as over 20,000 local and international runners set off for the 2019 Comrades marathon. Runners will... Read more
[APRIL] Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
Date: 20 April 2019 Cape Town’s most prestigious race, the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, takes athletes on a spectacular course around the Cape Peninsula. It is often voted the most breathtaking course in the world. The Ultra Marathon celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. Visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za for more... Read more
UP SEMLI study makes endurance sports safer for participants
A first-of-its-kind local study has led to a 64% reduction in life-threatening medical emergencies encountered during marathons and other major endurance events, while other medical encounters, including all types of injuries, were reduced by 29%. The study was conducted by Professor Martin Schwellnus of the University of Pretoria’s Sport,... Read more