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THE ONE THING THAT YOU HAVE

29 March 2018

The one thing that you have, that is better than any gel, any drink, or any food, is something you’ve always had. It’s your mind and it can truly get you through anything. @DickBeardsley

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TACKLING THE TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON ON CRUTCHES

28 March 2018

Come the crack of dawn on Saturday (31 March) and a young man names Ipeleng Khunou will be lining up alongside thousands of other runners tackling the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon. So what makes him any different from the rest? Well, Ipeleng will tackle the country’s biggest half marathon event using crutches.

The 31-year-old Ipeleng was born with a brain deformity called Septo Optic D


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A CHAMPION IN MAKING

by Michelle Carnegie - 15 March 2018

He has the talent and he has the work ethic, but if it was not for people who believed in him and cared enough to help him nurture his athletic talents and rise up from challenging circumstances, his dream of representing his country might not have come true.
 
Kutlwisiso Sidinile’s dream of representing South Africa has just come true after he was chosen to represent his country at the A


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BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR YOUNG NRC ATHLETE

by Michelle Carnegie - 22 February 2018

He is one of the Nedbank Running Club’s most promising Juniors and he produces some stellar results at races most weekends. Meet 17-year- old Anele Voorman, one of the most dedicated young runners around. 
 
When looking at race results every weekend, there is one name that keeps on popping up, and that is the name of Anele Voorman. And not just because he manages to mostly win the J


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BAKER'S DOZEN WARM UP FOR LONDON MARATHON WITH PANCAKE RACE

14 February 2018

A Baker’s Dozen of Great British Bake Off contestants proved they have made a flipping good start to their Virgin Money London Marathon training by taking part in a pancake race in London’s Hyde Park on Shrove Tuesday.
 
The 13 bakers, including Series Four winner Frances Quinn and Series Seven star Selasi Gbormittah, were inspired to run the 2018 London Marathon, held on Sunday 22


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FROM UNDERDOG TO ONE OF THE BEST

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 13 February 2018

Carina Horn (TuksAthletics) has over the past weekend twice in three days set a new South African indoor record over 60 metres in France. Does it mean that at long last she will become the first local female sprinter to dip under 11 seconds?
 
Only one person knows the answer to this question and she is not telling, apart from casually mentioning as to what happened in 2015.
 


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VISUALLY IMPAIRED ATHLETES TAKE ON DISCOVERY TRIATHLON WORLD CUP

06 February 2018

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup is set to host seven visually impaired athletes and their guides who will be taking on this spectacular event on February 10 and 11 in the scenic Mother City.
 
The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is one of 18 events on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) calendar, and the only one taking place on African soil. Through the inclusion of a duathlon, a


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AGE-DEFYING TALENT

by Michelle Carnegie - 23 January 2018

We all know that running can be tough at any age, and even more so as you age and naturally slow down. But then there are some exceptional runners who still manage to run some age-defying times, which many runners half their age could only dream of.

One such exceptional runner is Annatjie Botes, a 60-year-old mom of three from George and member of the Nedbank Running Club. Annatjie recently clocked


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TUKS ATHLETES HAVE A PROUD LEGACY IN THE 400M-HURDLES

17 January 2018

An excellent sports trivia question to ask anybody who is interested in athletics, especially since it is Tuks Athletics centenary year, is what the common denominator in South Africa's 400m-hurdles success is?
 
Since 1992 the country's athletes have won seven medals at the Olympic Games, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
 
Llewellyn Herbert, LJ van Zyl


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VISUALISE IT

09 January 2018

We could all do with a little motivation, no matter how focused we are. So as the New Year kicks off, why not create an inspiration board to keep you focused as you train for a big race. Here’s how.
 
We all know to train for a big race we need to follow a structured training program, but many a times we forget that mental preparation is just as important as the physical side of things. C


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