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NUTRITION IS AS IMPORTANT AS TRAINING

31 August 2017

So your training plan is precisely set out: you know when to do your speed work and how many kilometers to log each weekend building up to your goal race. You’ve entered your event and your plan is bulletproof. Or is it?
 
Many runners focus so strongly on the physical preparation for a race that they often forget that preparing nutritionally is just as important. Experts across the spect


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SUPPORT A COMRADES CHARITY AND YOU COULD WIN A CAR

31 August 2017

Come Christmas, one lucky prospective Comrades runner will be driving a brand new Toyota car. All you have to do to stand a chance to win this car is donate R50 to any of the Comrades chosen charities.
 
And of course, the more money you donate, the more chances you have to win the car, said Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Vice Chair Cheryl Winn. She made this announcement at the launch of


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WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A COMRADES CHAMPION

by Michelle Carnegie - 31 August 2017

Elite athletes might be born with great genes and loads of talent, but make no mistake; it takes hours of dedication, grit and hard work to become the best of the best. In fact, it takes running up to 250km in one single week.
 
The 2017 Comrades Marathon Men’s Champ, Bongmusa Mthembu shared his thoughts on what it takes to become a champion at the recent launch of the 2018 Comrades Marat


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NO TURNING BACK

30 August 2017

The 2018 Comrades Marathon is set to be even more spectacular with a great new slogan and an iconic new finish venue. Unveiling its campaign theme at the annual media launch of the 93rd edition of The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) also announced some exciting changes.
 
Several of South Africa’s top runners, including 2018 Comrades Marathon Champ


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COMRADES HANDS OVER TIMING EQUIPMENT TO KZNA

29 August 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over state of the art track timing equipment to the provincial athletics federation, KwaZulu-Natal Athletics in Durban today as part of its Corporate Social Investment programme.

“This handover of electronic timing equipment to the provincial athletics mother body signifies the decades’ long relationship of cooperation and suppor


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HOW TO TRAIN SMARTER, NOT HARDER

by Derick Marcisz - 29 August 2017

It happens more often than not; an athlete runs a fantastic race at a major event. And their immediate reaction is to want to even better this performance at next year’s race. Nothing wrong with that, but the problem is that most of these runners think they need to train ‘harder’ and therefore add more kilometers. 
 
These extra kilometers get added to morning runs, they


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A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

by Michelle Carnegie - 29 August 2017

She’s only been running for three years and has improved from 56th position at her first Comrades Marathon to 4th position at this year’s race. A couple of weeks ago she surprised everyone when she placed 2nd at a gruelling trail race in the French Alps. Meet Gerda Steyn, a sure force to be reckoned with in future.
 
If anyone would have told her four years ago


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REVIEW: PUMA IGNITE NETFIT

by Michelle Carnegie - 28 August 2017

The PUMA Ignite NETFIT shoe landed on my desk for review exactly one day before a scheduled 10km race. I’ve been running too long to make the mistake of running in brand new shoes. But the shoe felt so great on, and of course looked fabulous! The temptation was just too great. Race morning I slipped them on, and I was pleasantly surprised.
 
Think broad, and then add some more. Those are


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COOL TIPS FOR NOVICE RUNNERS

28 August 2017

New to running? Then read these super practical tips from experienced runners who once were in the same boat as you.
 
1. It gets easier: When most novices start out, it seems impossible to run for 10 minutes without walking. But you have to believe that consistent training and a good dose of perseverance will help you reach your goal. With each run it does get easier, but consistency is k


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SULLWALD IMPROVES WORLD SERIES-RANKING

28 August 2017

Wian Sullwald put in a gutsy performance yesterday to finish 10th in the Stockholm World Series Triathlon-race. In doing so Sullwald improved his World Series-ranking by 16 positions.

Only 50 seconds separated the top ten athletes. Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee won the 1.5km swim, 40.5km cycle and 10km run in 1:49:10. Kristian Blummenfelt (Norway) was second in 1:49:28 and Pierre Le


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