Last week one of the young triathletes I am coaching and mentoring was having a bad week. She was feeling down and unsure of her capabilities and reasons for doing the sport. After many weeks of hard training, things were not necessarily coming together, and so she found herself genuinely “fed up” with the sport.

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Following a few months of reflection, I have realised that the time has come for me to retire from the sport of triathlon. After competing competitively for the last 14 years, this was an extremely difficult decision for me to make. However, I know that it is the right time to move on towards the

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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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