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recovery, race recovery, endurance sport, stretching, mobility, cycling

Endurance race recovery – some valuable observations

It always fascinates me listening and watching our bodies recover from endurance events. There seems to be distinct differences in the abilities of athletes to recuperate from races. Usually elite athletes recover the quickest from these long and demanding exertions, and often show remarkable powers to perform soon after big races. Two athletes who spring to mind in this regard are Raynard Tissink and the late great Benny Vansteelant. I count myself very fortunate to have trained […]

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#GOGREEN, go green, Wildlands, Old Mutual, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Endurance events to #GOGREEN

Old Mutual has teamed up with Wildlands to upcycle the waste after the OMTOM into “green” desks for school children.

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endurance sport, Table Mountain, South Africa, cycling, mountain biking

Endurance sport can change SA

The power of endurance sports is often overlooked in a nation obsessed with soccer, rugby and cricket. Many sport fanatics can repeat Nelson Mandela’s quote about the power of sport with their eyes closed:

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.

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The Haywire Haeart, overtraining, heart problems, endurance athletes

The Haywire Heart: how too much exercise can kill you

This article is an excerpt from The Haywire Heart, the first book to explore heart conditions in athletes.

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