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FINAL BONITAS COMRADES WOMEN'S SEMINAR IN PRETORIA ON SATURDAY

27 February 2018

"It doesn't matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that's all that matters." - Serena Williams, professional tennis player and 21 Grand Slams.

Ladies, this is your last chance to get your seat at the incredibly popular Bonitas Comrades Women’s Seminar. With the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) drive to e


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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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CALITZ, VAN NIEKERK CLAIM XTERRA TRAIL RUN VICTORIES IN THEIR STRIDE

26 February 2018

AJ Calitz and Lijan Van Niekerk claimed gold in the 12km XTERRA Trail Run at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018 in impressive times of 48 minutes 06 seconds and 57 minutes 14 seconds respectively.
 
According to Calitz, the XTERRA Trail Run is good training for the AfricanX Trailrun.  “I had a testing year last year, so I am happy to bounce back.  The X


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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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parkrun BREAKFAST

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 23 February 2018

Not sure what breakfast to have before your parkrun? Chanelle Retief, Registered Dietician, shares her advice.
 
A parkrun is 5km long: thus not far enough to have a massive meal, but definitely not short enough to skip breakfast entirely. So what should you have that won’t leave you feeling heavy, bloated, nauseous or uncomfortable? Well, firstly there are so many factors that influence


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SCOTT RENEWS RIVALRY AT ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES

22 February 2018

Multiple SA Indoor record holder Dominique Scott returns to the tracks of South Africa on Thursday, 22 March 2018, when she lines up in the 1500m at the third and final Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting at the Dal Josaphat Stadium in Paarl.
 
Scott, who is included in the team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships from 02 – 04 March for both the 1500m and 3000m events, is in the form of


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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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