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  • Thumbnail ING New York City Marathon, United States of America, 25 November 2007 South African Hendrick Ramaala finished third in 2:11.25 to establish himself as one of the most consistent athletes over the New York course. He won here in 2005 and finished second in 2006, narrowly losing in a desperate lunge for the line to Kenyan [...]

  • Thumbnail ING New York City Marathon, United States of America, 25 November 2007 South African Hendrick Ramaala finished third in 2:11.25 to establish himself as one of the most consistent athletes over the New York course. He won here in 2005 and finished second in 2006, narrowly losing in a desperate lunge for the line to Kenyan [...]

  • ThumbnailAt the pre-race briefing in Mirik, an Indian mountaintop tea plantation village in the Darjeeling district, race director Mr CS Pandey announced: “This is not a race for winning. It is a race for enjoying.” When you’re about to experience five days of running in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, with views during two stages [...]

  • ThumbnailAt the pre-race briefing in Mirik, an Indian mountaintop tea plantation village in the Darjeeling district, race director Mr CS Pandey announced: “This is not a race for winning. It is a race for enjoying.” When you’re about to experience five days of running in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, with views during two stages [...]

  • Pillay, 100m and 200m sprinter, will make her first appearance of the season at Germiston where she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Evette de Klerk, who set the SA record 18 years ago in the 100m at the same track in 11.06 seconds. Pillay came close in 2005 with 11.07 but she [...]

  • The sprinter, who has previously served a two-year ban, was selected by UKA to represent Great Britain at next month’s World Indoor Championships against their own wishes, because they felt their hands were legally tied. The 29-year-old returned from his two-year ban in 2006 after testing positive for tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), but his selection…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailThe weather in South Africa is generally great and you probably just want to get out the front door to go running most days. So why own a treadmill? Well, unfortunately we can’t always just head outdoors to run. Sometimes the weather closes in or we have time limits, kids to look after, concerns over our [...]

  • ThumbnailConsidering all the New Year’s Resolutions that go unfulfilled, you might be able to get a barely touched high-end treadmill for less than a brand-new second-rate model. We asked a couple of experts in the health and fitness equipment industry to tell us what to keep in mind when buying a used treadmill. Look for a reputable name . [...]

  • ThumbnailOK, let’s begin a really obvious one. You will need electricity to power your new treadmill (unless it is self-powered), so look for a room with an available plug socket. You may need an extension lead to reach the wall socket, so make sure the lead is safely laid where it can’t accidentally trip you – [...]

  • But it certainly has its merits. I have entered Ironman Austria, happening on the 13th of July this year. Thus, I’m going to do everything in my power to ensure that the day goes according to plan and that I achieve the goals I have set myself. It’s quite a goal – 3.8K swim, 180K [...]

  • Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has asked world sport’s highest court to overturn a ruling that he is ineligible to compete in the Olympics. The 21-year-old Pistorius appealed the decision Wednesday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, saying he does not get an unfair advantage from his prosthetic racing blades. The [...]

  • Athletes aiming to qualify in the 10 000m for the Beijing Olympics have a golden opportunity to achieve their dream on Friday, at the Eastern Province Track and Field championships. “Eastern Province Athletics has agreed to allow athletes from other provinces to compete at their provincial championships in Port Elizabeth this Friday, 15 February at [...]

  • Sure that would be a great idea. A shoulder holster and a Dirty Harry .38 special would do wonders to enhance your experience of running. I can only see your fellow runners feeling a whole lot more comfortable knowing they have a trigger-happy vigilante with them to blaze away any suspect- looking characters. Don’t stop [...]

  • Before you bust out your smelly old sweatbands, let’s have a look at who is wearing the retro old gear Phil. I think you will agree – if you paid a little more attention – that it’s only the grubby youngsters. This lot runs once a year – normally after losing a bet. If you [...]

  • A: The length of time you need to focus on one particular event is dependent primarily on how much running you have done in the past, are currently doing now and on how well you would like to do in the goal race. Comrades is a long way off so I recommend you get down [...]

  • A: Breaks are essential for performance and are important for motivation. Breaks come in many forms and a combination of the options should be put into practice. Firstly, in every weekly cycle you should have at least one full day of rest. This break is where the real benefits of training set in. Next come [...]

  • In 2004, scientists evaluated 361 research studies where stretching was compared with other methods as a means of preventing injury. They found that stretching was NOT associated with any reduction in injuries. That is, people who stretched were just as likely to become injured as those who did not. In the latest review, published in [...]

  • Now that summer has well and truly arrived, many may be wondering how best to cope with the added heat factor. One area where we often compromise is our pre-race and pre-training preparations, which often get shelved in favour of spending less time in the heat. After all, if you run during the warmer parts [...]

  • A: What you have is Morton’s syndrome, named after an American orthopaedic surgeon Dudley Joy Morton in 1930. It is also known as Greek Foot and is the opposite of Egyptian Foot where the big toe is the longest. In this type of foot the second toe is longer than the first. It is thought [...]

  • A: I have just returned from the first Fascia Congress in Boston, USA, where many researchers were talking about their work on fascia, which is the connective tissue that keeps all the structures in the body together and in place. If the body starts using one movement more than another, like using your quadriceps (thigh) [...]

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