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I’ve made many mistakes on my Ironman and other Ultra distance races, but one thing I pride myself on is getting my Nutrition right. Thought I may share my picnic basket ideas with you! I find that this is mostly the thing that pulls me through a race – What I do: Breakfast – I swear by a FutureLife shake... Read More

July 2015: TWO 2015 Comrades Marathon top-10 finishers face the possibility of losing their gold medals for doping offences. Port Elizabeth’s Sandile Ngunuza will appear before an Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal hearing after tests at the event revealed presence of banned stimulants in his system. Ngunuza finished ninth in the Comrades on May 31 2015. Sixth-placed Joseph Mphuthi, from Frankfort, ran the... Read More

July 2015: With the 2015 Craven Week schools rugby festival only days away the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has pointed to an alarming doping trend in the sport at this level. “We have increased the number of doping control tests at Craven Rugby Week and we continue to catch young players testing positive for performance enhancing drugs,”... Read More

Keeping it Clean

The Comrades Marathon is world-renowned as an ultra-marathon challenge and has attracted more than a few cheats over the years. Some of these have been runners who got lifts in vehicles along part of the course between Pietermaritzburg and Durban or even used “substitutes” to run sections for them. But doping offences have also taken place among the elite runners... Read More