2019 top 10 records: hotter, faster, pricier and in small bundles

2019-12-05 09:06

The hottest month, the fastest marathon, the wildest auction prices... here is a look back at 10 new records in 2019.

New race for the city

2019-09-13 16:39

The ambitious-looking organisers of the new Capital City Marathon have come out to refute claims that their race is part of a master plan to revive the defunct Maritzburg City Marathon.

The steps I'm taking taking to get marathon-ready (and they don't involve running!)

2019-07-22 05:01

It’s that time of the year again! Marelize Wilke, Health24 writer, is attempting her second marathon. But besides upping her mileage, there are a number other things she's focusing on.

This South African ran a marathon every day for 49 days – here’s what he believes will carry you over the Two Oceans finishing line

2019-04-19 15:51

Dave Chamberlain has crossed Canada, jogged the length of Argentina, and run through the Namibian desert.

A 48-year-old CEO set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Here's how she kept herself sane and healthy.

2019-02-22 05:32

Mina Guli embarked on an intense running mission to raise awareness of the global water crisis.

Marathons can tax amateurs' hearts

2019-01-01 15:00

With the growing popularity of long-endurance races, research findings suggest that running shorter races might reduce the strain on the heart.

We tested affordable running shoes for under R400… and they work!

2018-09-28 17:08

It's hard to believe they felt so good.

Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon

2018-05-25 15:23

An American athlete revealed how she was struck down by a terrifying nerve condition that left her paralysed from the waist down.

7 ways to sabotage your race before it even starts

2017-10-21 06:48

Do not let all your hard work and preparation go down the drain.

Athlete attempts 42km marathon...while towing an SUV

2016-01-20 11:45

While some of us are working off festive-season flab at gyms in SA, one athlete will face his toughest fitness challenge yet - a 42km marathon while towing a Mini Countryman!


Need a boost during your next race? Try potatoes

2019-10-23 16:45

Haven’t found a gel or energy drink that does the trick during your endurance event? The humble potato may be all you need.

No amount of running is too hard on your heart

2019-08-12 13:29

A new study found that while experienced runners pushed their heart limits during an ultramarathon, they did not show evidence of cardiac risk assessed through elevated biomarkers.

This South African ran a marathon every day for 50 days - here are his 4 best tips to start running

2019-04-28 16:06

The 42-year-old ran a jaw-dropping 2,800 km over the fifty days.

How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends

2019-04-19 11:44

In the run-up to the Boston Marathon, doctors are recommending that athletes everywhere keep close tabs on their heart health.

Here's how I am getting back into running after taking a break

2019-02-01 07:25

Health24 writer Marelize Wilke used to panic about long breaks and holidays without training – but not this time.

7 strange things that happened to my body during my first marathon

2018-11-30 12:34

Earlier this year, Health24 writer Marelize Wilke ran her first ever full marathon. She tells us about the effects it had on her body.

COMRADES: What happens to your body during an ultramarathon?

2018-06-10 06:00

Today 20 000 people will try to complete one of the most gruelling running events in the world. Here's what happens to your body during an ultramarathon.

The winner of the Boston Marathon explains how to complete a marathon, from signing up to crossing the finish line

2018-04-17 09:17

Boston Marathon champion Des Linden shares her advice on how to train for a marathon, how to run a marathon, and how to stay motivated.

Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury

2017-03-29 15:03

Luckily recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, according to researchers.

Kenyan clean sweep at NY Marathon

2015-11-01 19:46

Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany completed a Kenyan clean sweep of the NY Marathon titles on Sunday.

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