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LIQUID TELECOM TITLE SPONSOR OF ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES

27 February 2018

Athletics South Africa (ASA) together with local sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports are proud to welcome Liquid Telecom as the title sponsor of the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series.
 
Launched at the end of 2017, the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Track & Field Meetings will take place in Johannesburg (Thursday, 01 March 2018), Tshwane (Thursday, 08 March 2018) a


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WEISS TAKES BACK FEDHEALTH XTERRA SA TITLE

26 February 2018

XERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss started his year off with a bang claiming gold at the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship in Elgin-Grabouw on Saturday (24 February 2018) in an impressive time of 02 hours 28 minutes 55 seconds.
 
Weiss lost the XTERRA SA title to Olympian Richard Murray in 2017 after suffering a double puncture during the MTB discipline.  “The Fedhealth XTE


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DEFENDING OMTOM WOMEN'S CHAMP WITHDRAWS

by Michelle Carnegie - 23 February 2018

Defending Two Oceans Marathon women’s champion Maryna Damantsevich will unfortunately not be lining up at the start of this year’s OMTOM on 31 March.
 
The Belarusian, running in the colours of Nedbank Running Club International, last year finished the race with a 10-minute lead, despite a mishap at the start convincing her that she had fallen behind. After she fell, she set a blist


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FOUR BROTHERS TO TACKLE COMRADES TOGETHER

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 February 2018

Four brothers - all living in different parts of the world - are hoping to fulfil a long time dream of lining up together at this year’s Comrades Marathon…and finishing together…
 
Though all of them are runners, they have never run a race together. In fact, because they are all scattered over the world, they’ve never even trained together, the closest they are getting


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NO STOPPING MOKOKA & BOSMAN

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 19 February 2018

There seems to be no stopping Stephan Mokoka (Boxer) and Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club) when it comes to local races at the moment.
 
On Saturday Mokoka won the inaugural Bestmed Tuks Marathon in a time of 2:32:02 while Bosman clocked 2:50:57. The previous weekend Mokoka won the Bronkhorstspruit 32km while Bosman placed second at the same race. A couple of weeks before she won the


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HERE'S HOW TO INCREASE YOUR WILL POWER WHEN RUNNING

by Dr Kirsten van Heerden - 16 February 2018

By now most people have heard about the famous Stanford Marshmallow experiment. It was a piece of research done by psychologist Walter Mischel, who became interested in issues of will power when he tried to give up smoking but failed again and again to do so. His eventual findings were significant. Dr. Kirsten van Heerden, one of a handful of people in South Africa to have both represented her country on the spor

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A YEAR OF CHANGE

13 February 2018

He has helped tons of long distance runners to achieve their goals of either crossing the line of a marathon or even conquering the gruelling Comrades Marathon. He himself has crossed the finish line of Comrades 13 times, so it is fair to say Eamonn McCann passion for running – and helping others - is second to none.
 
But the year 2018 was going to be different. It was time for a new adv


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NO SLOWING DOWN FOR BOSMAN AT AGE 42

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 13 February 2018

How significant role does age play in competitive elite sport?
 
If the former Comrades-winner, Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), is to be believed the answer to the question is none. At 42 years she is not planning on slowing down at all. In fact, it would seem as if she is getting faster.
 
So it won’t be a surprise if she should win the inaugural Bestmed T


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MiWayLife 226 BRICK CHALLENGE: ONE OF A KIND

by Michelle Carnegie - 09 February 2018

Sometimes when one competes in a race, no matter how well you perform (or not), most of us are glad when it’s over. Well, the MiWayLife 226 Brick Challenge recently held at Midmar Dam was not one of those races. Because thinking back to the three incredible days of swimming, cycling and running, all of us that went, actually wish we could have it all over again.
 
Nope, we most c


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WEEKEND OF WORLD CLASS RACING AHEAD

09 February 2018

Four South Africans are among the top contenders for bragging rights of being called the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town champions, the opening race of the 2018 International Triathlon Union (ITU) season, which takes place on Sunday.
 
The event is the only World Cup triathlon event that takes place on African soil and forms part of the Discovery Get Active Weekend, which includes the D


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