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MOLOTSANE CLINCHES SPAR GRAND PRIX WITH ONE RACE TO GO

22 August 2017

Kesa Molotsane jumped through hoops to be able to take part in the Pietermaritzburg leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge and her efforts proved worthwhile – Molotsane is almost certain to win the 2017 SPAR Grand Prix title and the prize of R173 000.
 
Molotsane won the Pietermaritzburg race on Sunday after a tense battle with Rutendo Nyahora and last year’s Grand Prix winner


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WANT TO RUN FASTER? HERE'S HOW

by Derick Marcisz - 22 August 2017

Running cadence can be the single biggest way to improve your running. Here’s how.
 
If there is one lesson that recreational runners can learn from the world’s best, is the leg speed at which we turnover our legs during running. Knowing your cadence and improving it can mean big changes to you running.

 
Start with knowing your cadence by doing the following:<


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SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS

21 August 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that more than 70 nominations were received from runners, supporters and the public at large for this year’s Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards. Nominations are now closed.

Every year, three deserving awardees are recognized for their noble human attributes of selflessness, dedication, perseverance and spirit of Ubuntu, coupled with thei


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WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK

21 August 2017

“Shoe Dog: A memoir By The Creator of Nike”

We all know the Nike swoosh. It is so much more than a logo and one of the few icons that get instantly recognized globally. But not all of us know the exact story of how one of the world’s largest athletic companies was born.

For the first time in this candid and honest memoir, one gets to know the mysterious Phil Knight,


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TOUGH COMEBACK FOR COMRADES CHAMP

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 August 2017

After being injured for months and heartbreakingly pulling out of this year’s Comrades Marathon, 2016 Comrades champion Caroline Wöstmann is slowly working her way back to the top. But it’s been a tough process in which she had to learn a whole lot of patience. Caroline chatted to Run 24 about how life has changed over the last couple of months.
 
She is one of the most well lo


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MOLOTSANE WINS HER THIRD SPAR WOMEN'S CHALLENGE

20 August 2017

Kesa Molotsane (KPMG) virtually clinched the SPAR Grand Prix with a stunning win in the Pietermaritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge on Sunday. She finished in 34.21 minutes. Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) was second in 34.44 and Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) was third in 34.37.
 
This is the first time the Pietermaritzburg SPAR race has formed part of the Grand Prix series, so the route was unkno


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ALL EYES ON NEDBANK ATHLETES AT SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

19 August 2017

A strong field of Nedbank runners are expected to perform well at the upcoming South African Cross Country Champs held in Potchefstroom next month. All eyes will be on the Senior Men, especially after their recent superb performances at the Central Gauteng (CGA) Cross Country Champs held at the Kagiso Sports Complex, as well as at the Slow Mag Beat Your Slump 10km road race, says Siyaya Khoza, coach at the N

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PAYING IT FORWARD

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 August 2017

He grew up without even the bare necessities, both his parents were unemployed and the family lived in a shack. The only two things he had going for himself was his running talent, and coaches who cared enough to nurture this talent. Today Siyaya Khoza, coach at the Nedbank Soweto Development Club, is giving back in a way he knows best – by helping other young runners fulfill their athletic dreams.
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TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK

18 August 2017

You’ll soon discover a different version of yourself as you get fitter. You’ll start feeling energised from running, and as you manage to cover longer distances, your confidence will improve.
- Elana van Zyl-Meyer (Ambassador for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and former Olympic silver medallist)



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NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE WEEK

18 August 2017

Add beetroot, rocket and seeds to your diet. They will help prevent muscle fatigue, as they are all rich in nitrates and B-Vitamins, both integral in building fatigue resistance. 
(Andrea du Plessis, Vital Health Foods nutritional expert).



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