Representing South Africa at a Commonwealth and Olympic Games is definitely a significant and special moment in any athletes sporting career. For some, winning a medal can alter their entire life and they will forever be remembered for their outstanding performance. For others these changes may be less significant but they will definitely return home

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Throughout my career I have often been asked the question, “So what do you plan on doing with your life post triathlon Kate?” And lately more often than not, I do get highly frustrated with this particular question, mainly due to the fact that I am very much aware that my lifespan as a triathlete

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The life of today’s sporting heroes can often be portrayed by the media, as one of long holidays, with endless amounts of money, fancy cars and a glamorous lifestyle. But while high pay is available in certain kind of spots, unfortunately no one can reach the top without years of blood sweat and tears. To

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During my school days, I was very fortunate that my parents always encouraged me to take part in extracurricular activities. I absolutely loved participating in all different kinds of sports – tennis, hockey, swimming, athletics and even ballet. I participated not because I was particularly any good at them, but simply because I found it

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“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. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking

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I reckon there are few better ways to get on the wrong side of a professional athlete than to ask them when they may think it a good time to call it an end to their sporting careers. They may be getting on in years, their form may be deteriorating or the new generation of

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You never know where you’re going to end up in 12 months.  This time last year I was writing down my goals about things I wished to accomplish over the course of 2012.  If I look back at the goals that I wrote down in my journal and set for myself, I must admit I

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1. No Excuse to not take charge of your life despite your disabilities…  We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it! [