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10 Top multisport lessons to raise your game

One of South Africa’s top multisporters, Stuart Marais, has plenty of experience in a number of different disciplines. His advice for athletes who are focusing on one sport, or multisports is invaluable. Stuart shares with you his top 10 multisport lessons for anyone looking to improve in the sport.

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Marais and Edwards clinch IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

A dominant display by South Africa’s Stuart Marais put daylight between himself and the chasers while, in the ladies race, Parys Edwards of Great Britain toiled hard as the pair were crowed inaugural Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban champions on a warm day in Durban. WATCH: A seven minute highlights package of the event. The pre-race favourite, Stuart Marais, lived up to his billing but didn’t lead out of the swim, exiting the water in […]

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Things get hot at 2015 Featherbed Trail Run

A wintery week in Knysna heated up fast with the eventful Featherbed Trail Run. The same record broken within a few hours, an athlete suffered heatstroke, and a team of nutters doing five events in one day, meant the action got even hotter than the weather. For one week a year, hordes of athletes descend upon the picturesque coastal town of Knysna to take part in the Big Five Challenge. The Featherbed Trail Run is the […]

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BIG 5 Sports Challenge re-defines Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is synonymous with getting out into the great outdoors. Every year thousands of runners, cyclists, swimmers, paddlers and mountain bikers from around South Africa (and the world) travel to this scenic coastal village to experience ‘the best ten days of their winter’. Sport, cuisine, lifestyle and entertainment form part and parcel of what has by now become a seminal event here on the Garden Route. And at the […]

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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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Huge turnout for Mountain Bike National Champs

Interest and support in competitive mountain biking continues to grow from strength to strength. Evidence in this is the substantial increase in entries of participants at this year’s 2013 Cycling SA-MTB National Championships, powered by Frontier Events on 20 and 21 July. Eastern Cape plays host to this premier event on the annual mountain biking calendar and promises to offer all sorts of excitement. The 350-plus strong field includes Olympians Philip Buys and Candice Neethling, […]

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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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Many champions at this year’s Big 5 Challenge

Knysna’s Big 5 Challenge (29 June – 6 July) once again showcased South Africa’s multisport talents. And while it’s amazing to see what can be achieved by the athletes gunning for top honours, we must not forget about the guys and gals lower down who are just trying to get through the week and complete all five events – champions in their own right. For those of you who don’t know, these are the following […]

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Marais and Van Huyssteen conquer a wet and muddy XTERRA Pezula

Pezula Private Estate’s Field of Dreams resembled a battlefield on Thursday 4 July when just over 728 excited XTERRA Warriors gathered to be part of the action at the annual TOTALSPORTS XTERRA PEZULA presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. Stuart Marais and Carla Van Huyssteen were the warriors to beat crossing the finish line in impressive times of 1:42:03 and 2:00:02 respectively. According to Marais, he was feeling broken after the hard week of racing. “The Big […]

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