Lessons from a rookie Ironman Athlete #1

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…

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Top 10 Comrades Runners Found Doping

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…

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Increase in doping tests at Craven Week

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…

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South Africa Schoolboys arrested for steroids

Johannesburg – Two pupils of the Dr EG Jansen High School in Boksburg, on Johannesburg’s East Rand, will appear before a disciplinary hearing after being caught in possession of steroids, Netwerk24 reported on Wednesday. Principal Leon de Beer called the police to arrest the two boys, aged 16 and 17, on the school premises. The school’s…

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SASCOC PRESIDENT FINISHES THE 94.7 CYCLE CHALLENGE RACE

SASCOC President Gideon Sam has successfully completed yet another gruelling sporting event as part of an ongoing awareness campaign of doping in sport. On Sunday, Sam was one of thousands of cyclists who rode the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg. Earlier this year, the SASCOC President completed the tough Two Oceans half-marathon road race…

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