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SHALANE FLANAGAN'S RUNNING ADVICE

08 November 2017

We’re all pretty much obsessed with Shalane Flanagan right now. After one of the most historic and inspirational runs at Sunday’s New York City marathon, she’s the hottest topic, especially within the running community. We’ve put together some of Shalane’s best running advice and inspirational quotes. 
 
When Shalane crossed one of the most well-known finish l


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WHAT A WEEKEND OF SUPERB RUNNING

05 November 2017

From Soweto to New York, it was a weekend of records, inspiration and the most superb running all around. If you’ve missed some of the actions, or want a quick recap, we’ve put together some of the weekend’s highlights.
 
TCS New York Marathon
Women’s race
The world’s biggest marathon was certainly nothing short of spectacular with Shalane Flanagan, a


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK!

02 November 2017

The professional athlete field includes 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians form 29 different countries – all in one race. Bring on the TCS New York City Marathon!
 
The 47th running of the New York City Marathon promises to be a race like no other. With a professional athlete line-up that includes the world’s best as well as well a star studded field of celebrities


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NEW TEAM ON THE BLOCK

by Michelle Carnegie - 31 October 2017

They are fast, determined and pretty tough! They are Team Massmart, SA’s newest women’s elite road running team, and they are set to make a significant impact on road running events in South Africa.

Backed by Massmart, the team is captained by experienced ultra-distance runner Ann Ashworth, whose passion and commitment to advancing the running careers of women helped establish this elit


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A LEGEND'S DREAM COME TRUE

by Michelle Carnegie - 26 October 2017

New York City better watch out, because SA’s legendary Louis Massyn, who has run 45 consecutive Comrades Marathons, is on his way to the Big Apple! When Louis steps on the aeroplane tonight, his lifelong dream of running the TCS New York City Marathon will start becoming a reality.
 
“I am super excited. I did not think this dream would ever come true,” says Louis, who will be


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SOUTH AFRICAN HOPEFULS IN DUBLIN MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 25 October 2017

Two elite athletes from the Nedbank Running Club are hoping to make South Africa proud when they line up at this weekend’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.
 
Tebogo Mathiba and Mthandazo Qhina, both athletes from the Nedbank Running Club’s Green Dream Team, have definitely got the pedigrees to compete against the best at Sunday’s marathon.
 
Qhina is a regula


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WHAT GLASSES ARE YOU WEARING?

by Dr. Kirsten van Heerden - 23 October 2017

What we believe, pay attention to and expect, shape our world and experiences. And this applies to running too. If you believe you are actually not so good at running, chances are no matter how hard you train you will eventually only focus on the moments of struggle, leading you to eventually confirm to yourself that you are a bad runner. The good news is that beliefs are just that: a belief – not fact. Bel

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IT'S ALL IN THE HIPS

by Patricia Gouws (Biokineticist) - 19 October 2017

The movement of your hips while running is probably far more important than you think. Movement through the whole kinetic chain starts in the hips, and if your hip joint does not function or extend properly, you might be setting yourself up for an injury or decreased running efficiency. Biokineticist Patricia Gouws explains the importance of hip extension in running.
 
As runners we all strive


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SHE HAS WHAT IT TAKES

by Michelle Carnegie - 17 October 2017

When one of the most hard-core and successful coaches in the country decides to take you on as one of his athletes, you must know that you potentially have what it takes, but you also quickly realise training - as you know it - will never be the same again.
 
For Gauteng based advocate Ann Ashworth life and training have definitely changed since John Hamlett, better known as the Coach of Coache


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WHO IS THE BETTER ATHLETE?

by Craig Fry - 10 October 2017

At every race there are those that are competing for line honours and then there is the rest of us who make up the numbers on race day. But who is the better athlete? Is it the Average Joe athlete - that I am – or the elite athletes that I see so often as part of my job? I have to blame radio personality and sports nut Brad Brown for this debate raging in my head so often as it was Brad who asked me the que

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