About Stuart Marais

Pro multisporter. Pro balance. Pro laughter. Pro life. Dark horse XTERRA warrior. ‘The White Kenyan’ runner. Husband. Dad. Blessed. Stuart is the 2013 Totalsports Challenge and Big 5 Sports Challenge champion.

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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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Seven Summer Maxims For Multisport Improvement

There are seven ways to improve your multisport fitness this season. Anyone wanting to maximise their fitness, personal, intellectual and development goals should take note. It applies to a single sport as much as it does to several. 1. Eat smart There are so many guidelines and theories as to how you can lose weight the quickest, get the leanest build the fastest and shed body fat in just a few days… In my opinion […]

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The Speed vs Strength Debate

How do I answer the elusive question of upper versus lower body strength? I am no scientist or sports physicist, nor do I claim to be. The following is based purely on personal experience and opinions from various professionals in the field. An average triathlon consists of a 1.5km swim / 40km bike / 10km run. Broken up into time, you have a 25min swim, 1h20min bike and 40min run. The time spent on the […]

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7 Ways To Balance Your Real Life

Each new year seems to bring with it a longer list of demands for us as parents, workaholics and multisporters. Family, work and sport commitments battle for prime position on our list of priorities and most of us struggle to find the balance. We become despondent; something has got to give. More often than not, our sport takes a back seat and we become poorer people for it. It’s like a snowball effect of negativity; […]

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10 Multisport Lessons Learned

I started doing multisport from a very young age. Growing up on a farm in the Eastern Cape, I suppose we were tough and did most things the hard way. So over the years, I have learnt many lessons, most of them by way of trial and error… But the following article is directed at you. See it as a means to avoid the silly mistakes I have made along my journey. 1 Don’t be […]

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