About Michael Gombart

Michael Gombart, 27 years old, from Cape Town, South Africa turned his life around at the age of 25. He went from overweight bar fly, scared of exercise and weighing 94kg, to a 68kg international athlete in two years. Michael believes that reaching your dreams is possible through hard work and passion. He enjoys consistent results and podium finishes on the road, trail and duathlon disciplines. He strives to be a motivation to others that a healthy, active life is possible for all and that it’s never too late to change your ways and fight for your dream. Career-wise, Michael started Outpost Running (outpostrunning.co.za) in 2014, spurred on by the need to connect and interact with athletes and to bring the best gear to their doorsteps.

Future aspirations:
Podium at the 2015 Duathlon World Champs, Adelaide.
Podium at the European Duathlon Champs 2016 & World Duathlon Champs 2016
Top results at the 2016 World Mountain Running Championships
Sub 70 Minute half marathon

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Why warm up and cool down?

You’re not alone, a large majority of people don’t warm up or cool down. But here’s four reasons why you should.

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The roller-coaster ride of a multisport athlete

The highs and lows in a multisport athlete’s life and training are comparable to a roller-coaster: up-down, fast-slow. We all have that moment: we question our training our goals and possibly at times the point of going for the run, cycle or swim session. We find an excuse, justify not doing it for some reason or flat out feel we don’t have the energy. This is a normal problem. Unless you are taking something that […]

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Multisport news 3 Nov – 9 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look at an Elite invitational triathlon, keeping the rubber side down at Wine 2 Whales, protein enigmas and how a coach might help you on your multisport journey. TRIATHLON 6, 7, 8 November 2015 Island House Triathlon – Highbourne Cay, Bahamas This past weekend Richard Murray took second place and a pay cheque of $45 000 at the Invitational Island House Triathlon (IHT).  IHT is an Elite invitational event […]

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Do you need a coach?

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth Only the pros need coaching The Reality You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career Let’s look at a runner’s […]

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Multisport News 26 Oct – 2 Nov 2015

Seven Days of Multisport This week we look to the 5150 Ekurhuleni African Champs, Soweto Marathon, then jet to the New York Marathon and the 20th XTERRA World Champs and an induction into the Hall of Fame for one of South Africa’s favourite multisport athletes. Triathlon 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships Sun 1 Nov 2015. The 5150 Ekurhuleni African Championships, part of the Ironman franchise, was held in and around Germiston lake. The race consists of a […]

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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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