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Secret that sets Hanneké Dannhauser apart

Interview with Hanneké Dannhauser as she reveals the secret to the past two years of winning success.

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Stuart Marais Salomon Featherbed Trail run

10 Top multisport lessons to raise your game

One of South Africa’s top multisporters, Stuart Marais, shares his advice for athletes who are focusing on one sport, or multisports.

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Obstacle course racing, Greg Avierinos, running, strength

OCR training: how to find the balance between strength and running

If you’ve been bitten by the obstacle course racing (OCR) bug, you’ll know that to enter a series like the Warrior Race competitively, you need to be able to trail run for anything from 15-21km, and have the strength to overcome 30 demanding obstacles in betwee

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Get in shape the fun way

What? When? How? What to do, when to do it, how to do it? These seem to be the most frequently asked questions that I hear from friends and people who want to start running, training or getting fit. Get in shape through your brain Personally I found and still find the most important thing is mindset. Firstly, remembering that you are doing it for your own well-being and to challenge yourself to achieve personal […]

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Michael Gombart after - XTERRA Lite

Booze, cigarettes, multisport warrior

Michael Gombart’s journey to becoming an athlete started when he was 25 years old. He weighed a porky 94kg, was a smoker and drinker, and had an acute fear of anything related to exercise. “At the beginning of 2013 I had a major health scare and ended up in hospital. The symptoms: an acute panic attack and extremely high cholesterol. There and then, I decided to change my life. In April 2013, after making necessary […]

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I’m here to compete: Donovan van Gelder

Hi, my name is Donovan and I like to compete. This unsubtle statement is completely intentional. I believe that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings start with this introduction and acknowledgement of an addiction. I may have it wrong, all I know about this I have learned from that window on the world, the television. The reason I chose to begin with that was because I find, more and more, that competition is something that people are embarrassed […]

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Crewdson Non-Stop Wartrail 2015

Non-Stop Wartrail Cocktail Recipe

Jess Crewdson and her father, Chris, participated in the 65km Skyrun, 130 km mountain bike, 65km canoe paddle Non-Stop Wartrail together on 22 and 23 March. This is Jess’s recipe for success. A classic twist from the original staged, three day event. Wartrail… but on steroids. No dossing. No comforts. Just non-stop epic-ness! Guaranteed to provide you with tons of war stories and blow your dinner guests’ minds at your next quaint cocktail party. Prep […]

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Tips to tackle multi-stage races

The art and dynamics of stage racing seeks to bring out each participant’s true colours. It takes athletes back to the days of survival, the days of the hunter-gatherers. Each morning hunters gather in pairs to take on the morning’s hunt. It’s the challenge to beat your opponents, to wrestle and overpower your own psyche and prove to yourself it can be done! What follows a successful hunt is a gathering of battered bodies and […]

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The Mind’s Healing Power

Many years ago, after having experienced several fairly benign injuries that just seemed to drag on until my race had been and gone before I made a miraculous recovery, I decided to investigate the question of whether our mind can influence the rate of recovery from injury. What I found was that this relatively simple query had not been adequately researched for a complete answer, but I was able to draw some conclusions that should […]

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Supplement Confessions From The Don

I read with fascination on Twitter and Facebook, both highly credible sources of information of course, athletes and weekend warriors espousing the benefits of their chosen supplement or energy potion. Now I am a big believer in correct, calculated and careful supplementation but let’s be honest here, most of you are getting a little carried away by the effect of your mootie. The key to a good supplement is in fact, to not feel anything. […]

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